L-S JV Baseball defeats Cocalico in first scrimmage

The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but the poor fields led to the rescheduling of the game to Thursday. Thanks to 60-degree weather and high winds, both the Varsity and Junior Varsity fields were ready for some Pioneer baseball.

Sophomore Caleb Guyer started on the mound for the Pioneers and struck the first two batters of the game out. He then gave up a walk and then a high fly ball to left-fielder Jack Swarr ended the top half of the first. Sophomore Jake Long led off for LS in the bottom half and crushed a first-pitch double into the right-field gap. Owen Fikkert drove him in and gave the Pioneers an early lead. 6 batters later, Catcher Joey Doolittle flew out to center-field but drove a run in making the score 6-0 with only one out in the first inning.

The pitching for the Pioneers was great across the board, with the previously mentioned Caleb Guyer throwing 2 innings and gave up no hits. LS put 4 pitchers out on the mound in the 6 inning game and combined they gave up two hits and only one earned a run. Freshman Giovanni Malatesta came in and slammed the door on the Eagles to end the game.

The high flying Pioneer offense cooled down after the first inning, but the first inning alone was enough to comfortably beat the Cocalico Eagles by a score of 12-2. Also, the Varsity team was winning by so much that they had to shut off the scoreboard in the 3rd inning. 

The next scheduled game for the JV team is Monday the 25th, at home against the Palymra Area Cougars.

-- By Logan Moyer, LS News reporter

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