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Leopards Rally Past Nemesis West Branch to Go Back-to-Back – Baseball

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Louisville 5, West Branch 3

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team rallied from a 3-run hole to defeat the visiting West Branch Warriors 5-3 Thursday Evening at the Field of Dreams. With the win, Louisville improves to 20-7 overall and clinches a share of their second straight NBC Championship with a 12-1 mark in conference play. 

Trailing 3-0, the Leopards scored 5 times in the fifth and sixth to take the game. With 2 outs and 2 on in the bottom of the fifth, Cam King put Louisville on the board with a line drive 2-run double to right field scoring Dillon English from third and Bryce Zuppe from first. Four pitches later, Davis Burick tripled to center bringing home King for the game-tying run.

The Leopards picked up right where they left off in the bottom of the sixth. Dillon Rebuck led off the inning with an infield single. Then Cam Lingle doubled on a hard ground ball to center scoring Rebuck for the go-ahead run. Lingle would lead Louisville with 2 of their 7 hits. He then came home on Dillon English’s sacrifice fly for an added insurance run making it 5-3.

On the mound, Andrew Gray went the distance in pitching all 7 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, and striking out 10. Jon Snyder doubled home Seth Schroeder for the Warriors with 2 outs in the bottom of the fifth to make it 3-0. West Branch failed to obtain another baserunner the rest of the way as Gray retired the final 7 Warriors batters. He fanned 4 in the process which included striking out the side in the seventh.

Snyder batted 2-for-3 at the dish to lead West Branch (19-6, 10-2). Tyler DeShields and Jake Lyons both had RBI singles and Schroeder scored a pair of runs for the Warriors as well.

The win snaps West Branch’s 7-game winning streak over the Leopards. Louisville’s last victory over the Warriors came in the season finale in a 7-4 home win back on May 22, 2014.

The Leopard s have now passed Marlington for the second most NBC Baseball Championships won with 7. Only Canton South has more NBC Baseball Titles with 8. Louisville will travel to Canton South on Saturday to finish their suspended game with the Wildcats. A victory in that contest would give the Leopards their first Outright league crown since 2011.


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next travel to Canton South to finish their suspended game with the Wildcats on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. The game was suspended in a 9-9 tie in the top of the seventh.

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VARSITY BASEBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 5, WARRIORS 3

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

West Branch 001-110-0–3-7-1

Louisville 000-032-X–5-7-1

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Seth Schroeder321011
Tyler DeShields401102
Josh Stahler300002
Jon Snyder312100
Brant Alazaus100011
Jake Lyons301100
Hunter Makcen000000
David Cunningham301000
Tristan Ballard301002
Dakota Gurney300002
Logan Metzgar
Mason Walker
Totals26373210
Batting

2B: Jon Snyder 
TB: Jon Snyder 3, Seth Schroeder, Tyler DeShields, Jake Lyons, Tristan Ballard, David Cunningham 
RBI: Jon Snyder, Tyler DeShields, Jake Lyons 
SAC: Brant Alazaus 
ROE: Seth Schroeder 
GIDP: Dakota Gurney, Jake Lyons 
SB: Seth Schroeder 

Totals

Team QAB: 18 (62.07%) 
Brant Alazaus 3, Jon Snyder 2, Seth Schroeder 2, Tyler DeShields 2, Dakota Gurney 2, Jake Lyons 2, Josh Stahler 3, Tristan Ballard, David Cunningham 

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Jon Snyder 

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Tyler DeShields5.2103.631755420
Jon Snyder0.111.000000000
Totals6.0104.635755420
Pitching

L: Tyler DeShields 
WP: Tyler DeShields 2 
Pitches-Strikes: Jon Snyder 1-1, Tyler DeShields 103-65 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jon Snyder 1-0, Tyler DeShields 8-5 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jon Snyder 1-1, Tyler DeShields 17-27 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Bryce Zuppe210020
Cam King311201
Davis Burick301100
Caleb Prasco300001
Dillon Rebuck311000
Cam Lingle312100
Jack Davis300002
Dillon English211100
Max Hartline301000
Andrew Gray
Jackson Kandel
Totals2557524
Batting

2B: Cam King, Cam Lingle 
3B: Davis Burick 
TB: Davis Burick 3, Dillon English, Max Hartline, Cam King 2, Cam Lingle 3, Dillon Rebuck 
RBI: Davis Burick, Dillon English, Cam King 2, Cam Lingle 
SF: Dillon English 
ROE: Bryce Zuppe 
SB: Bryce Zuppe 3 

Totals

Team QAB: 19 (67.86%) 
Davis Burick 3, Jack Davis 3, Dillon English 2, Max Hartline 2, Cam King, Cam Lingle 2, Caleb Prasco, Dillon Rebuck, Bryce Zuppe 4 

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Davis Burick 
DP: Davis Burick 2, Dillon English 2, Caleb Prasco 2 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Andrew Gray7.0100.6807321020
Totals7.0100.6807321020
Pitching

W: Andrew Gray 
WP: Andrew Gray 
Pitches-Strikes: Andrew Gray 100-68 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Andrew Gray 7-2 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Andrew Gray 18-29 

Records: Louisville 20-7, 12-1; West Branch 19-6, 10-2

JV: West Branch 5, Louisville 1

JV BASEBALL BOX SCORE

WARRIORS 5, LEOPARDS 1

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 001-000-0–1-6-1

West Branch 101-201-X–5-8-2

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL JV BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Austin Pugh300001
Andrew Figler301000
Broc Pickens301000
Jonah Harsh300000
Grayson Beamer302000
Tyler Jackson201010
Carter Rode200001
Jake Bevere000000
Hunter Selander301001
Logan Vanicek310000
Justin Blyer
Totals2516013
Batting

TB: Andrew Figler, Tyler Jackson, Broc Pickens, Grayson Beamer 2, Hunter Selander 
ROE: Austin Pugh, Logan Vanicek 
HBP: Jake Bevere 
SB: Andrew Figler, Tyler Jackson, Grayson Beamer 2, Hunter Selander, Logan Vanicek 
CS: Grayson Beamer, Hunter Selander 

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (48.15%) 
Andrew Figler 2, Austin Pugh, Carter Rode, Tyler Jackson, Broc Pickens 2, Grayson Beamer 3, Hunter Selander 2, Logan Vanicek 

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Logan Vanicek 
DP: Andrew Figler, Austin Pugh 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL JV PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Jake Bevere3.078.474344460
Carter Rode3.068.588511420
Totals6.0146.527855880
Pitching

L: Jake Bevere 
Pitches-Strikes: Jake Bevere 78-37, Carter Rode 68-40 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jake Bevere 2-3, Carter Rode 1-3 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jake Bevere 9-18, Carter Rode 10-15

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS BASEBALL JV BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Hillyer301010
Goode221021
Meissner302211
Rinehart412102
Egli200120
Krug200111
V Maffei300001
N Maffei312000
Schmidt210012
Totals2458588
Batting

2B: Rinehart 
3B: Meissner 
TB: Hillyer, Goode, Meissner 4, Rinehart 3, N Maffei 2 
RBI: Meissner 2, Rinehart, Egli, Krug 
SF: Krug 
SB: Hillyer, Egli, N Maffei 

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (66.67%) 
Hillyer 3, Goode 4, Meissner 3, Rinehart 2, Egli 3, Krug 4, N Maffei, Schmidt 2 

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: Hillyer, Krug 
DP: Hillyer, Rinehart, Krug 

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS BASEBALL JV PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Goode7.080.725610310
Totals7.080.725610310
Pitching

W: Goode 
HBP: Goode 
Pitches-Strikes: Goode 80-58 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Goode 9-5 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Goode 21-27 

Records: Louisville 17-5, 9-1

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