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Louisa Lions hold off Mustangs

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:46 am

Travis Pleasants scoops up a ground ball during Louisa’s home game against Monticello on May 7.

The Louisa Lions baseball team scored a long awaited win last week, defeating the Monticello Mustangs 7-3 at home on May 7.

The Lions made a strong opening statement with a five-run first inning. JB Lamb led off with a triple, then crossed the plate on an error to get the Lions on the scoreboard. Zion Villines scored the Lions’ second run, crossing the plate on a RBI double from Garrett Duerson.

Larry LaBarge stepped in as a courtesy runner for Duerson, moving to third on a single from Logan Fifer. Michael Barber connected to plate LaBarge and move Fifer to second. Fifer and Barber each advanced one base on a sacrifice from Travis Pleasants. Fifer scored on a sacrifice from Josh Cutright, and Michael Weakley plated Barber for the inning’s final run.

“We came out aggressive at the plate and swung the bats well,” Coach Kevin Fisher said.

Lamb opened the second inning with a single, then stole second to get into scoring position. Villines plated him to boost Louisa’s lead to 6-0. Weakley scored the Lions’ final run in the bottom of the fourth, scoring on a wild pitch to put the Lions up 7-0.

The Mustangs ended Louisa’s hopes for a shut out in the top of the fifth with one run, then added two more in the sixth. The Lions held them there for the win.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 16, 2019 issue.