The Leesville Road Pride dominated the Green Hope Falcons 19-2 on March 3. The Pride got an excellent showing from the entire lineup and was assisted by the inept Green Hope fielding.
The Falcons began the game strong scoring two quick runs in the first inning off starting pitcher Ben Duncan, senior.
However, the top of the first inning was the only success that Green Hope experienced the entire game.
Starting off with Logan Bible’s lead off single, the Pride loaded the bases quickly and began scoring in rapid succession.
Leesville batted in fourteen runs in the first inning alone but not without plenty of help from the Falcons.
Their starting pitcher did everything except throw strikes. He walked batters, hit batters and threw pitches nowhere near the strike zone.
The Green Hope fielders dropped routine ground balls and overthrew their basemen more often than not.
In fact, the entire spectacle appeared more like an episode of the Three Stooges than America’s great past time.
After going through the entire batting order twice, Tyler Foreman, senior, popped up for the third out to finally end the brutal gauntlet of an inning.
The massacre continued for the duration of the game while the Pride held the Falcons scoreless throughout.
“We wanted to get out to a quick start, so we came out prepared,” said Ryan Mulligan, a senior who is being recruited by Penn State.
Leesville’s next challenge is against the Northern Durham Knights.
Will Bennett is a remarkable staff writer who was recruited from his early days. In fact, before Bennett could even speak, the Mycenaean took serious interest in him. While many consider this practice to be unethical, the Leesville editors disagree. Alex Stewart claims that his contributions to the staff have been “Pullitzer Prize” worthy.
In addition to his writing, Bennett enjoys animals, Freshberry Frozen Yogurt, Hip-hop music, and long walks on the beach. He can often be found on his seaside estate composing original music, writing moving poetry, and balling with old basketball greats like Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.