Johnson’s Walk-Off Picture Perfect Ending In Ponder Lions Victory Over Pilot Point

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Brayden Annis, Reporter

Ponder Lions Varsity seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Pilot Point. The game was tied at two with Ponder batting in the bottom of the seventh when Luke Johnson singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. The pitching was strong on both sides. Ponder pitchers struck out seven, while Pilot Point
pitchers sat down six. Brock Rouse earned the victory on the mound for Ponder. The pitcher allowed one hit and zero
runs over one and one-third innings, walking one. Ponder Senior, Robby Wallace started the game for Ponder. Wallace lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out seven. Cooper Rodgers led Ponder with two hits in three at bats. Ponder didn’t commit a single error in the field. Trevor Hernandez had the most chances in the field with six.

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Strong pitching and timely hits lead the Lions to a 14-2 victory over the Pilot Point Bearcats on Tuesday. Carson Garite started the game on the mound for the Lions. The lefty went two innings allowing just one run on 3 hits, and striking out 5. That proved to be enough for the win as the Lions ran the bases uncontested because of overwhelming hits by Hayden Bradshaw and Landon Hardin among others. Clayton Cooper entered the game in relief pitching two innings. Cooper struck
out one and also allowed only one run. The Lions and the Bearcats will face off again on Friday night in Pilot Point to end the season.

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