Friday, April 21, 2017
Lovejoy High School
Lovejoy Varsity Baseball Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Mesquite Poteet
Lovejoy and Mesquite Poteet played a taut affair on Friday, but the Leopards eventually prevailed 13-7 after taking the lead for good in the fifth inning. The game was tied at six with Lovejoy batting in the top of the fifth when Poteet’s pitcher induced Grant Doig to hit into a fielder’s choice, which plated the go ahead run.
Jacb Eschler earned the win for Lovejoy. He threw four and a third innings, giving up one run, six hits, and striking out four. Leopards had 17 hits in the game. Matt Almy, Jacob Terwilliger, Luke Howell, Eschler, and Reed Fraser each collected multiple hits for Lovejoy. Jordan Yoder hit a double down the left field line and Micahel DiFiore led Lovejoy with three runs batted in.
Lovejoy improved to 13-15 on the season and 7-5 in district play.