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Slow start to season has Lions struggling

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

Following the 10-0 loss to William Monroe on March 15, the Louisa County High School varsity baseball team took on the Eastern View Cyclones March 21.

In the bottom first inning, Junior Alex Fletcher started the Lions’ scoring with a home run and a RBI tying the score at 2-2 at the end of the first.

During the Cyclones time at bat in the second inning, they went up by three runs. Junior Jordan Painting connected with the ball hitting a home run but the Lions were still short two runs at 5-3.

The Lions added two more runs with junior Richard Hinegardner and senior Kevin Kronander adding to the score, but it was not enough to overtake the Cyclones.  The Lions fell 8-5.

The Lions met the Green Dragons of William Monroe again on Friday, March 22.

The Dragons started off fast scoring five runs in the first two innings. At the bottom of the second, the Lions got on the scoreboard with freshman Jake Talley scoring their first run.

In the fourth inning, junior Alex Fletcher hit a double and Talley later ended up hitting Fletcher home, bringing the score to Dragons 5, Lions 2.

The Dragons scored twice in the top of the fifth where the score remained 7-2 until the bottom of the sixth.

Junior Josh Holley hit a double sending both Fletcher and junior Christian Buckler home. The Lions were unable to send anyone else home allowing the Dragons to take the game 7-4.

“I thought the game was a big step up for our team after our first performance against William Monroe,” Talley said. “We battled until the last out, and if a couple of things had changed then, the outcome would have changed in our favor.”

The Lions head to Myrtle Beach for a four-day tournament next week.