Raiders Rally Late To Defeat Leopards
Due to Texas spring weather it took four days to finally determine a winner and it was Wylie East that came out on top 9-5. On Friday April 6th the Leopards jumped out to a 4-0 lead against the Raiders in the first inning with the big hit coming from Luke Stine's three run blast over the left center wall. Lovejoy added to their lead in the bottom of second when Michael Difiore singled for the second time and plated his second RBI in the game making it 5-0. Wylie East started a rally in the top of the third to bring the score to 3-0, however lightning and a tornado warning forced the game to be postponed until the following Monday. On April 9th the game resumed where it had been stopped in the top of the third with Lovejoy up 5-3.
Neither team could plate any runs in the middle innings and the score remained 5-3 heading into the sixth. Wylie East's bats got hot in the final two innings scoring four runs in the sixth and adding two more in the seventh. The Leopards were unable to mount a rally of their own in the final inning leading to a final score of 9-5 Wylie East. The varsity team will look to get back to the win column when they play North Forney on Friday the 13th at 7:30p at home and at again on Saturday the 14th at 11:00a at North Forney HS.