Pleasant Grove outlasts Atlanta 10-8 in season opener


ATLANTA, Texas — Brock Bearden had six RBIs, and the Pleasant Grove Hawks beat the Atlanta Rabbits 10-8 Monday night at Rabbit Field in the 2022 season opener.

Bearden had consecutive innings with base-clearing doubles as part of his 2-5 night at the plate.

Despite trailing the entire game, the Hawks were able to pull out the victory in the top of the seventh inning. Josh Brown started off the final push with a solo blast.

Aiden Murray’s pitching was pivotal as he completed 5.2 innings, giving up a run, 0 ER, a walk, and struck out four.

Pleasant Grove added one run in the first, one in the fourth, four in the sixth, and four runs in the seventh.


For the Rabbs, Ty Graf hit a double, had a run, and drove in two RBIs.

Dec Ebarb went 2-3 at the plate with two runs and an RBI.

Dylan Spears went three innings on the mound, giving up a run and striking out two.

Murray earned the win as Atlanta’s Cooper McClure was tagged with the loss.

The Hawks will play in the Marshall Tournament starting Thursday, Feb. 24.

The Rabbs will also play Thursday as they take on the Carthage Bulldogs.