Lovejoy Varsity Baseball Picks Up a Pair of Victories
March 1st, 2018 - Dallas, Tx
The Lovejoy Leopards varsity picked up a pair of victories with wins over Sherman and Plano East on Thursday.
Lovejoy opened up tournament play in the Jesuit Baseball Classic against Sherman at Jesuit's home field in Dallas.
After the Leopards cruised out to an early 8-0 lead, Sherman was able to close the gap by scoring three runs in the seventh inning, but hung on to win 8-4 on Thursday.
In the second game, played at Bishop Lynch High School, Jordan Yoder went the distance for the Leopards in picking up the 4-3 win against Plano East.
Yoder spread 11 hits across seven innings, but avoided giving up a big inning and limited the Panthers to only two earned runs. Whereas the Leopards maximized their four hits and two sacrifice fly opportunities. Michael Difiori drove in Jacob Terwilliger, who made his season debut earlier in the day, after coming back from a broken hand. Terwilliger later drove in Cade Smitherman on a sacrifice fly to give Lovejoy their first lead at 3-2 after Smitherman moved over to third on a base hit by Logan Bowling.
Lovejoy took the lead for good in the top of the 7th inning when Luke Howell singled to drive in Jacob Eschler with the go ahead run.