Sloan Creek Athletes Represent Leopards In Baseball Tournament
On November 10th-11th, students at Sloan Creek suited up to represent their school in the Middle School Matchup baseball tournament. This unique tournament allows athletes to play together with classmates in a sport that isn’t offered as a team sport through the schools. Over 65 sixth grade teams from around the metroplex pulled together for this opportunity to battle for their school.
Sloan Creek started the tournament, which was played Bacchus Park in Frisco, matched up against Plano Schimelpfenig for the first of two pool games on Saturday. In the first game Sloan Creek fell behind in the first inning 2-1, but the Leopard offense exploded for six runs in the second and five in the fourth inning in route to a 12-2 win. Jackson Latorre, Cash Calhoun, Luke and Garrett all pitched one inning for the Leopards combining to throw a no hitter. Dylan Sears had three hits, three RBI’s and three runs to lead the offensive charge for Sloan Creek.
In the second game Sloan Creek fell behind early to Murphy MS falling behind 6-0 after two innings. The Leopards added two runs in the final innings but it wasn’t enough as the fell 7-2 to the Mavericks. Cash Calhoun, Eli and RJ all recorded hits for Sloan Creek with Calhoun and Eli each scoring a run.
On Sunday bracket play began with Sloan Creek facing off against Far North. Pitching dominated the first two innings with the teams going scoreless headed into the third. In the third inning Far North’s bats got hot as they plated six runs to take a commanding lead over Sloan Creek. The Leopards responded over the next three at-bats plating one run in the third, four runs in the fourth and completing the comeback with two runs in the last inning, including a walk off single by Dylan Sears to win the game. Sloan Creek was led on offense with two hits by RJ and Parker and two RBI’s from Parker and Sears.
Sloan Creek saw their tournament run come to an end in the next game as they lost to Cain MS 4-2. The Leopards jumped out to a two run lead in the first inning but Cain responded with two runs in the second and two more in the fourth to knock Sloan Creek out of the tournament. Jack McGoldrick had two hits in the game to lead the Leopards.