By Rick Sheek
Eagle Center and Horace Mann Insurance moved on with a pair victories on Monday night, as the Elizabethton National Babe Ruth baseball tournament opened.
Ryan Wetzel slapped a three-run single with two out in the seventh inning to spur Eagle past Piney Bluff 7-6. In the nightcap, Scotty Oliver struck out 12 batters as Mann defeated Erwin 4-2 at EHS.
Eagle faces Bojangles this evening at 6, with Mann and the East Tennessee Xplosion to follow.