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The Roar is a bit behind on our baseball coverage, but we have a recap courtesy of Coach Espolt and Gamechanger.

Game 1

Ponder Lions Varsity Defeats Lone Oak Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning

Our Ponder Lions managed through a push by Lone Oak in the third inning where Ponder coughed up three runs, but Ponder still won 16-5 on Thursday. Lone Oak scored its runs on a triple by #12.

In the first inning, Ponder got their offense started. Ponder scored one run when Ben Rodgers singled.

Lone Oak evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning with a walk, scoring one run.

The Lions pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Graham Whitewood doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs and Rodgers tripled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.

The Lions notched eight runs in the third inning. Whitewood, Reid Shelton, Conner Spivey, Cole Moynagh, Spencer Hacker, and Ashton McCall all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Spivey took the win for Ponder. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out five. Dillion Cope threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Cope recorded the last out to earn the save for Ponder.

Lone Oak’s pitcher lasted two and a third innings, allowing 12 hits and 12 runs while striking out three.

Ponder tallied 13 hits on the day. Rodgers, Whitewood, and Moynagh all managed multiple hits for Ponder. Whitewood and Rodgers each managed three hits to lead Ponder to the win.

Lone Oak scattered four hits in the game with #12 and #32 all managed multiple hits for Lone Oak.

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Game 2

Shelton Throws No-Hitter To Secure Ponder Lions Varsity Win Over Olney

Reid Shelton was brilliant on the hill on Thursday, as he threw a no-hitter to lead Ponder past Olney 23-0.

Spencer Hacker led the Lions to victory by driving in five runs. He went 2-for-2 at the plate. Hacker drove in runs on a single in the second, a walk in the second, and a single in the third.

Ponder tallied 11 runs in the second inning. Ben Rodgers, Conner Spivey, Zach Clark, Hacker,Shelton, and Rodgers each had RBIs in the frame.

Shelton was the winning pitcher for the Lions. He lasted three innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out four and walking zero.

Olney’s pitcher surrendered 15 runs on six hits over one and one-third innings.

Ponder tallied 11 hits on the day. Graham Whitewood, Hacker, and Trey Kysiak each had multiple hits for the Lions.  Whitewood went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ponder in hits. Ashton McCall led the Lions with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases.

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Game 3

Ponder Lions Varsity Clinches Lead In Fourth Inning To Defeat Lake Worth

Ponder stole the lead late and defeated Lake Worth 7-6 on Friday. The game was tied at two with the Lions batting in the top of the fourth when Dillon Cope tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

A five-run lead in the fifth inning was just enough for Ponder to hold off Lake Worth for the victory. Lake Worth scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by #2, a groundout by #7, and a single by #4.

Ponder got on the board in the first inning when Conner Spivey singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

In the bottom of the first inning, Lake Worth tied things up at two when.

After the Lions scored four runs in the top of the fifth, Lake Worth answered with four of their own. Ponder scored when Ben Rodgers  singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Cole Moynagh drew a walk, scoring one run, and Cope singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Lake Worth then answered when #2 singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, #7 grounded out, scoring one run, and #4 singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Zach Clark was credited with the victory for Ponder. He surrendered six runs on 11 hits over five innings, striking out three.

 Lake Worth’s pitcher went five innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and striking out one.

The Lions collected nine hits on the day. Spivey, Cope,Rodgers, and Graham Whitewood each racked up multiple hits for Ponder. Whitewood, Rodgers, Cope, and Spivey all had two hits to lead the Lions to a victory without commiting a single error in the field. Rodgers had the most chances in the field with seven.

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Game 4

Ponder Lions Varsity Drops Game To Bridgeport After Late Score

The Ponder Lions lost the lead late in a 10-7 defeat to Bridgeport on Saturday. Bridgeport was down 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning when #4 doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.

The Lions collected seven hits and Bridgeport had eight in the high-scoring affair.

Ponder fired up the offense in the first inning, when Conner Spivey singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

The winning pitcher for Bridgeport  lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out six.

Tyler Long took the loss for the Lions. He allowed three hits and six runs over four innings, striking out three.

Cole Moynagh led the Lions with two hits in three at bats.

Game 5

Ponder Lions Varsity Can’t Catch Up To International Leadership Of Texas Keller

Ponder fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-1 loss to International Leadership of Texas Keller on Saturday. International Leadership of Texas Keller scored on a single by Cameron Sloan and a double by Samuel Lopez in the first inning.

The Lions struggled to contain the high-powered offense of International Leadership of Texas Keller, giving up 11 runs.

International Leadership of Texas Keller got things moving in the first inning. Sloan drove in one when he singled.

Reid Shelton allowed nine hits and nine runs over two and a third innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Ben Rodgers and Conner Spivey each collected one hit to lead the Lions, but it just wasn’t enough. 

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Game 6

Ponder Lions Varsity Can’t Catch Up To Leonard

The Lions watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 12-6 loss to Leonard on Tuesday. Leonard scored on a double by #7 in the first inning, a single by #6 in the second inning, a single by #5 in the second inning, a single by #10 in the second inning, and a walk by #7 in the second inning.

The Lions collected four hits and Leonard had 15 in the high-scoring affair.

Leonard evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning when #7 doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.

After the Lions scored one run in the top of the sixth, Leonard answered with one of their own. Ponder scored when Graham Whitewood’s sac fly scored one run for Ponder Lions Varsity. Leonard then answered when #10 doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

Leonard pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. 

Ponder scored four runs in the fifth inning.  Ben Rodgers and Conner Spivey each drove in runs during the inning.

Zeke Vetrano allowed seven hits and seven runs over two innings, striking out two.

Rodgers led the Lions with two hits in two at bats.

 

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