Lovejoy Leopards Varsity defeated West Mesquite 11-1 on Tuesday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with Lovejoy Leopards Varsity batting in the bottom of the fifth when Will Nopper singled off of Monroe, driving in one run.
Lovejoy Leopards Varsity secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the sixth inning. Lovejoy Leopards Varsity's big inning was driven by a error, a double by Cameron Pool, a walk by Zach Smith, a walk by Will Nopper, a walk by Jacob Terwilliger, and a single by Michael DiFiore.
West Mesquite captured the lead in the first inning. Muniz homered on a 0-2 count in the first inning, scoring one run.
Lovejoy Leopards Varsity evened things up at one in the bottom of the third inning. Terwilliger grounded out, scoring one run.
Lovejoy Leopards Varsity scored nine runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to a error, a double by Pool, a walk by Smith, a walk by Nopper, a walk by Terwilliger, and a single by DiFiore.
Jacob Eschler earned the win for Lovejoy Leopards Varsity. He tossed three innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out six, and walking zero. Monroe took the loss for West Mesquite. He threw five innings, giving up seven runs, five hits, and striking out two.
Brandon Merrill started the game for Lovejoy Leopards Varsity. He threw three innings, allowing one run, one hit, and striking out three.
DiFiore, Pool, Nopper, and Terwilliger each drove in two runs to lead Lovejoy Leopards Varsity. Lovejoy Leopards Varsity was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Luke Howell made the most plays with 11.