Pride Fall to Huskies in Cap-8 Opener

Matt Wagner lines up to bat in the bottom of the second inning. The Leeville baseball team fell short against conference rival, the Heritage Huskies, at home Friday, March 10, to kick off the Pride’s Cap-8 season. Photo courtesy of Drew Walczyk.

The Leesville baseball team took on the Heritage Huskies at home Friday, March 10, to kick off the Pride’s Cap-8 season. This game was highly anticipated because the last time the Pride faced the Huskies, the game went into a 13 inning overtime thriller. The Pride unfortunately lost and have been looking forward to facing the Huskies again.

The game started out favoring the Pride, with a leadoff double from Landon Choboy. Jack Kaelin was then able to send Choboy home on a beautiful hit to center field. Kaelin also added to the scoring off a single hit by Ronald Evans. The Pride led 2-1 entering the second inning.

Heritage was able to bring in a run in both the second and third inning,claiming a 3-2 lead. However, they weren’t able to hold on to it long, Kaelin hit a homerun in the fourth that sailed over the wall in center field. After a quick victory lap, the game was tied up at 3. Although, the tides turned against the Pride after a well-played fourth inning.

Heritage was able to reclaim the lead in the fifth with a single run making the game 4-3. The Huskies added another 5 runs in the sixth inning; although, Kaelin made a huge acrobatic catch in top of the sixth which would have put the momentum back in the hands of the Pride, but in a controversial decision the umpire called it a drop. The play sent a player home and the hitter advanced to second, he eventually coming home.

Heritage ended on top with a score of 11-3 in what was a very cold and windy game. The Pride advanced to 1-3 on the season and hope to improve over the course of the season.


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