Royals drop double-header to Eagles

The Johnson University Royals Baseball Team lost both their games Sunday to the Eagles of Toccoa Falls College.

In game one the Royals mustered three runs in the first and one in the second to lead 4-2 until the Eagles crossed five men in the sixth.

Zach Zilweger led Toccoa to a 7-4 victory with four RBIs on two home runs in the game.

Garrett Crawford got the loss and Dylan Powers tallied the win for the Eagles.

Max McCoig pitched the second game for Johnson, picking up the loss in five innings pitched as the Royals fell 9-0. Brady McMichael got the win for Toccoa.

Zach Zilweger  came up with a three-run home run in the first inning of the second game for the Eagles, capping off a three-home run, seven-RBI day and an offensive performance that the Royals were unable to match.

“Definitely not our best effort today,” Head Coach Ben Fair said of the day’s games. “We didn’t come out and be aggressive like I was kind of hoping we would. We know what’s at stake now, so we’ve got to make some adjustments and finish this next week strong.”

The Royals travel to Berea, Ky to take on Berea College Monday for a twin-bill starting at 3 p.m. They return home for double-headers Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Montreat and Saturday at 1 p.m. with Cincinnati Christian  to finish out the regular season.

Johnson will head to Campbellsville University to compete in the Mideast regional tournament May 9-13.

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