Baseball competes for a chance in the second round of playoffs


Courtesy of Jacob Parrott

Junior John Weichel and the baseball team prepare for a game in their locker room.

Kevin Davis, Staff Reorter

The Leopard baseball team bounced back from losing the district championship with an opening round 6-3 playoff win against Texas High in Texarkana.

Thursday night the Leopards took an early 1-0 lead, but found themselves trailing 3-2 going into the seventh inning. In the top of the seventh the Leopards put together what could be their most important comeback of the season. Four runs were scored to help propel the Leopards to the 6-3 win and gave them a 1-0 series lead.

“I think it’s huge to get that win on the road, especially since we came back in the top of the inning,” sophomore Jacob Parrott said. “That leaves us with a ton of momentum.”

Friday the Leopards play at home for game two of the best of three series. With a win, the team will advance to the second round of the playoffs. With a loss, the teams will play again on Saturday to determine the winner of the series.

“I feel that the comeback in the 7th inning gave us confidence,” junior Chase Tucker said. “If we come out ready to go from first pitch to last pitch and stay focused throughout the whole game, I believe we are ready to win tonight.”

If the Leopard advance to the second round of the playoffs, they will face the winner of Nacogdoches (19-6) and Red Oak (18-12).