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Baseball hopes to snap three-game losing streak

Parker Nolan
Senior Nathan Fallon delivers a pitch from the windup.

The baseball team (13-10, 3-4 in district) will face Wylie East tonight at home at 4:30 p.m. as the Leopards look to break a three-game losing streak.

“[Friday’s] game is extremely important to us,” sophomore Matt Piccirillo said. “We need to win this game to get our record back to .500 and get us back in position to make a run for playoffs.”

With half of the season over, head coach Jason Wilson said that he is comfortable with where his team is at but stressed the necessity of a win on Friday.

“We need to win tonight and get on a run,” Wilson said. “There is plenty of time left in district, but we need to get going. We still look good for playoffs. But with [seven] games left, we need to get on a roll.”

The team fell to the Raiders 7-1 on Tuesday after allowing seven runs in the first inning. The Leopards scored only one run in the top of the fourth, despite out-hitting the Raiders 6-5.

“We didn’t get hits at the right time when we needed them,” Piccirillo said. “We got a couple leadoff guys on, but then we followed it up with three straight outs, so that didn’t help us out at all. We needed to focus on putting the ball in play and hitting it hard, and we couldn’t do that very well for the majority of the night.”

Having played three of the top four teams in the district already, the team’s remaining schedule (versus North Forney (9-10, 2-3), Mesquite Poteet (6-15, 1-6), and Royse City (13-12, 3-3)) is somewhat easier compared to the first half of the district season.

“We’ve had sort of a rough start, but I believe we can make a run and still finish high in the standings and be successful in the playoffs,” senior Luke Howell said.

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Alexis Russell, Staff Writer
Alexis Russell is a senior this year, and it is her second year on staff. She mostly writes about sports, including volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Her favorite teams are the Mavs and Cowboys, and her most prized possession is an autographed cardboard cutout of Dirk Nowitzki’s head. Her hobbies include wake surfing, skiing, and sitting in her massage chair. Her all-time favorite movie is Dodgeball, and her favorite band is Del Water Gap. After graduation, she hopes to study International Relations at either UT or Arizona. She looks forward to a great year with The Red Ledger.
Parker Nolan, Section Editor
Senior Parker Nolan joined The Red Ledger in ninth grade and is now the paper’s Multimedia Editor. His hobbies include making music, photography, and borderline dangerous escapades (some consider him an adrenaline junkie). Parker is currently dual enrolled at Collin College for Emergency Medical Services education to become an EMT. His favorite movie is “The Italian Job,” and his favorite genres of music are alternative rock and rap. "Be the change you want to see in the world,” a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, is a phrase that Parker tries to live his life by. In his spare time, Parker enjoys working out, hanging with friends, and exploding fireworks. Parker can be described as sometimes chill, sometimes adrenaline filled, and a little too confident in his abilities.

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