Leesville Road looked to bounce back Friday night against the Wake Forest Cougars after a loss last Wednesday to the Green Hope Falcons. Going into the game against Wake Forest, both teams had one loss in Cap-8 play and looking to take sole possession of second place in the conference behind Heritage.
The Pride were able to do just that, bringing their bats Friday night in a dominating 13-2 win over Wake Forest.
Wake Forest struck first with a run in the bottom of the first inning. After that, Noah Latta, senior pitcher, took over the game. Latta threw a complete game allowing five hits and striking out eight batters. “I knew after losing to Green Hope on Wednesday that we needed to bounce back so I was focused on getting the job done and doing my part to help the team get the win,” said Latta.
The Pride tied the game up at one a piece in the third inning when Ronald Evans hit a sacrifice fly ball to score the runner from third base. Latta stayed strong on the mound with three scoreless innings to keep the game tied at one.
In the fifth inning, with two runners on base, Shawn Sergeant hit a double into the right field gap scoring two runners making the score 3-1 Leesville. After Sergeant’s double, the Pride broke the game open scoring six runs in the inning to take a 7-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth.
From that point forward, the Pride went on to score six more runs in the final two innings, defeating the Cougars 13-2.
The Pride are now 7-4 overall after defeating Panther Creek Saturday, and tied for first place in the Cap-8 with a record of 4-1.
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