Mangham 4, Beekman 3
MANGHAM — Adam Eley's two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh sent Mangham to a 4-3 victory over Beekman on Saturday afternoon.
With the victory, Mangham (8-6, 5-1) won the District 2-2A series over the Tigers (7-11, 1-5) two games to one.
Eley's clutch hit plated Zach Williamson, who led off the pivotal inning with a single.
Batting from the No. 1 slot, Eley also came up big in the third as the Dragons broke up a scoreless deadlock. Eley doubled with one away, moved to third on Rodney Guin's groundout and touched home on Josh Keeton's base hit. Cleanup batter Caden Monnin then banged an RBI double to put the visitors on top 2-0.
Capitalizing on a leadoff walk to Clayton Nunn, the Tigers trimmed the deficit to 2-1 in their half of the third. Back to the top of the order, Ryan Chain singled Nunn to third and Seth Myers followed with an RBI groundout.
Mangham pushed its lead back to two, 3-1, in the fourth when Williamson drew a one-out walk, stole second, continued to third on a throwing error and made his way home on Thomas Burgess' sacrifice fly to right field.
Beekman (7-11, 1-5) closed within 3-2 in the fourth on a leadoff walk to Zeb Morgan and a couple of errors.
Chain drew the Tigers' third consecutive leadoff base on balls in the fifth, advanced 90 feet on Seth Meyers' groundout and crossed home on Brayden Spigner's RBI single to tie the game at 3-3.
Mangham out-hit the Tigers 5-3. Eley doubled and singled, Monnin doubled and Keeton and Williamson singled.
Chain was Beekman's offensive catalyst, going 2-for-3 and reaching safely in all four plate appearances. Spigner added a base hit.
Beekman returns to action Monday, hosting Bastrop at 4 p.m. in a makeup game.