Double Header vs. Tates Creek

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On April 9 and 10, LCA baseball, currently ranked at 24, faced top rated Tates Creek in a double header. The first game was played at Creek and the second game was played at LCA. When asked how they feld going into the first game, Senior Matthew Johnson said, “We felt very good. We had just come off a very good week in Florida, going 4-0 and felt we were ready to be tested.” Johnson, a strong piece to the baseball program, has played baseball for the Eagles throughout his entire high school career, and he plans to continue playing next year at Asbury University. Evan Byers, 11, said “We felt confident going into the game because we knew that we had put in a lot of hard work. We knew that Tates Creek was really good because they are ranked number one in the state, so we knew we had to take advantage of every situation. We knew we could do it.” Cameron Smith, 11, summarized the first game, “the game started off with us stringing up a couple hits and taking a 1-0 lead on them, but they responded after that and put a couple runs a couple hits and taking a 1-0 lead on them, but they responded after that and put a couple runs on the board. After that, it turned into a pitching duel and there wasn’t much offense until we took a 6-4 lead going into the last inning. A big play for them was the two run homer to tie the game and then the walk off they hit later in the game.”

After falling short to Creek in the first game, 7-6, the Eagles came back the very next day with a huge win, 9-0. Smith explained, “what set us apart in the second game was the will to win and how involved everyone was in the game, and really just playing like the way we normally play. The fight we had sure helped us in this game.” when asked how he thinks the rest of the season will go, Johnson said, “I’m expecting a great rest of the season. We have a bunch of talent and have a great chance at a deep run. I love this team.”