Epperson pitched a one-hitter, striking out nine, while his teammates hammered out 14 hits and took advantage of eight ACS errors. Eighth-grader Dallas Beaver had a single, double and triple to lead Heritage.
Eddie Rios collected the only hit for the Eagles in the first inning. Rios also suffered the loss pitching three innings.
ACS bounced back quickly, however, improving its record to 4-1 with a 9-4 victory at Eastland Christian in Orlando last Thursday. Junior pitcher Campbell Sproul went the distance allowing only two hits and one earned run while striking out seven.
The Eagles’ bats came alive in this contest, led by three-for-four performances from junior Lukas Losiak and seventh-grader Brendon Smith as the team had a total of 16 hits.
Rios, freshman Omar Galarza and Sproul added two hits each.
ACS had an interesting game on Monday as they lost, 6-2, to Temple Christian, but Temple acknowledged after the contest that their pitcher was ineligible to play (he was added to roster on Monday) and forfeited the contest, giving the Eagles at 7-0 victory to raise their record to 5-1 on the season.