On Thursday, April 20, the Leesville Men’s JV Baseball team played Millbrook in a double-header.
After Millbrook’s late scoring and win in the first game, Leesville came back and won the second game of the day.
The Leesville JV baseball team had a record of 4-0 prior to the double-header, with wins against Gibbons and Sanderson. The team was feeling confident heading into the games after the varsity team beat Millbrook on Monday of that week with a final score of 3-0.
The rivalry between Millbrook and Leesville spreads across all sports teams at Leesville. The games are almost always close and very competitive. During this game, the umpire had to stop harsh bickering between the team’s dugouts on several occasions.
The first game started off strong with hits from Tanner Langlois, sophomore, and an RBI by David Ziolkowski, sophomore, to create a score of 2-0 by the fifth batter. After the bottom of the third inning, the score was tied 2-2.
The score remained that way until the top of the fifth inning when Maddox Woody, sophomore, stole home to give the PRIDE a lead of 3-2. At the top of the sixth Tyler Carlson, freshman, hit a double, sending Owen Chapman, sophomore, home, which placed the score at 4-2.
At the bottom of the sixth inning, Millbrook boys rally through singles and walks, scoring 7 runs, ending the first game with a final score of 4-9.
During the second game, Millbrook started with a fight, scoring one run in the first inning but didn’t stay for the fight — leaving the game with only one run. Leesville also came out strong, putting up 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning.
In the bottom of the second inning, Leesville scored 5 runs, along with another 5 runs scored in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ending the game with a final score of 12-1.
Leesville showed fans they have resilience, with the ability to not give up after a loss.