Leesville’s baseball senior night was Tuesday, May 4, versus Cap Seven rival Millbrook. The game would also put one of the two teams one game closer to becoming the Cap Seven champions. Millbrook would roll past the Pride 11-1.
The night started off by honoring both the senior players and the sports medicine team followed by the National Anthem and opening pitch.
Tony Stroud, senior, started pitching for the Pride and Justin Abbott for the Wildcats. Abbott, who was recruited by Georgetown University, showed his skills by pitching a complete game holding the Pride to only one run all night.
The Millbrook batters were dialed in, posting eleven runs up on the board. “they just hit very well and we did all we couldthey just hit very well and we did all we couldthey just hit very well and we did all we could[Millbrook] hit very well and we did all we could,” said Will Walsh, junior. Millbrook would run away with the game with a final score of 11-1 over the Pride. The disappointing loss knocked Leesville out of first place spot in the conference.
“We all knew that it was a huge game, so we were extremely disappointed but knew we still need to get ready for the playoffs,” said Walsh.
Although a heartbreaking loss on senior night, the Pride still has one more conference game against Wake Forest-Rolesville Monday, May 10. The Pride will then look forward to the state playoffs which they have not reached in three years.
The first round of the state playoffs will be Friday, May, 14.
#10 Braxton Rigsbee, 2nd Base
#15 J.J. Foley, Center Field
#16 Tony Stroud, Pitcher
#20 Brooks Dove, Right Field