Leopards Drop Saturday Games at Smoky Bear Classic – Baseball

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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team concluded their Tennessee Trip with a pair of losses Saturday at the Smoky Bear Classic held at Sevier County High School. Louisville lost to the Clarksville Academy (Tennessee) Cougars 9-1 in the morning. Later in the afternoon, the Leopards fell to the Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) Tigers 10-0 in five innings. LHS is now 1-3 on the season with the results.

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Clarksville Academy 9, Louisville 1

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Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdSenior shortstop JT Popick finished 3-for-3 at the top of the lineup and scored the Leopards only run on the first pitch of the game. Popick hit a line shot into right field to record a triple and then scored after an error by the Clarksville shortstop on the same play for an inside-the-park round tripper.

Louisville would finish with 6 hits for the game and would not be able to push another run across the rest of the way.

Jenny Can Cleaning AdThe Cougars broke the game open with a 7-run second inning and tacked on a run in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a commanding 9-1 advantage.

Junior center fielder Cooper Wallace went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead Clarksville. Junior first baseman DJ Merriweather also cracked a 2- run double in the second inning for the Cougars. Freshman pitcher/third baseman Evan Leonard, junior right fielder Jan Wyatt, and junior third baseman/shortstop Max Cassle also had RBI hits as well in the Clarksville second.

Leonard pitched 6 innings, allowed 1 run on 6 hits, and struck out 1 to earn the victory for the Cougars. Senior pitcher Paris Pridgen also struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief for Clarksville Academy.

Leopard sophomore starter Cole Miller worked 5 innings and struck out 5 in a losing effort.

Pigeon Forge 10, Louisville 0, 5 Innings

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My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdPigeon Forge senior starting pitcher Dylan Loy threw a five inning complete game no-hitter and struck out 12 to lead the Tigers to a 10-0 victory. In the second inning, Loy issued a 2-out, 5-pitch walk to senior designated hitter Derek Lizer for the Leopards only base runner of the contest. After that free pass, Loy struck out 9 of the final 10 Louisville batters he faced including the final 8 to close the game.

Pigeon Forge was led on offense by senior center fielder Kevin Fernandez who batted 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and a pair of runs scored. Senior left fielder Holt Hensley also batted 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI singles while also scoring 2 runs. 

Senior second baseman Bryce Effler also recorded an RBI single, senior first baseman Riley Franklin drove in a pair of runs, and sophomore right fielder McCarter also had an RBI for the Tigers.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next host the Canton Central Catholic Crusaders on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:00 PM.

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Louisville Vs. Clarksville (TN) Baseball Box Score


Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 100-000-0–1-6-1

Clarksville 070-110-X–9-9-1

Records: Louisville 1-2

Louisville Vs. Pigeon Forge (TN) Baseball Box Score


Team 123-45–R-H-E

Pigeon Forge 144-01–10-10-0

Louisville 000-00–0-0-7

Louisville Leopards Vs. Pigeon Forge Tigers Baseball Box Score 2022

Records: Louisville 1-3

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