While most of Louisa County High School’s sports teams got some time off for Spring Break last week, the baseball team played a trio of games, including a double-header against Rappahannock High School.
The Lions hosted the April 3 contest against the Raiders, scoring wins in both games to improve to 5-0 for the season. In the afternoon’s opening match-up, the Lions edged out their opponents 3-1.
Matt West was the standout at the plate for Louisa, going one-for-two with a pair of RBIs, plating teammates Jack McDonald and Tyler Early. West rounded out the scoring with the team’s final run.
Austin Nicholas pitched six of the game’s seven innings, striking out five batters, giving up three hits and one run. Lliam Grubbs closed out the game with a pair of strikeouts from the mound.
Louisa’s offense found their footing in the second game, scoring a 10-1 victory over Rappahannock.
West, McDonald, Grubbs and Nate King were each two-for-four from the plate, with West, Grubbs and McDonald each tallying a pair of RBIs. James Lamb was two-for-three with two RBIs.
Grubbs led the team in scoring with three runs, followed by Nicholas with two. West, King, Lamb and Owen Agee each scored one.
Michael Barber pitched three full innings for the Lions and started the fourth before Agee took over. Barber struck out two batters, walked two and gave up two hits. Agee struck out one and gave up one hit.
King closed out the game on the mound, pitching the final two innings. He struck out one batter, walked two, and gave up two hits.
“In the first game we weren’t as focused as we needed to be,” Lions’ coach Kevin Fisher said. “The guys addressed the issues themselves and played much better in the second game. It’s good to see when a team goes through adversity in the first game and comes back in the second and plays a little bit better.”