Rosewood blanks Leopards


By Adam Capps - [email protected]



Lakewood’s Tristan Holmes pitches during the second inning of the Leopard loss to Rosewood.


The Lakewood Leopards lost their 4th game in a row when they hosted the Rosewood Eagles this weekend. The Eagles got out of town early with an 11-0 win in five innings.

It wasn’t poor pitching for the Leopards, but poor fielding and injuries piling up have made it difficult for them to get anything going of late.

“It’s tough man,” said Lakewood’s head coach, Jay Faircloth. “We are in a place now where we have four injured players, and two more are sick. Our other players are very capable, and they do what we want them to do in practice, we just have to be able to do it on the field during game action. I’m not giving up on them. Right now it is about staying focused and getting better, and that is what we are all about. Hopefully we will start getting healthy soon, and that should help out too.”

Tristan Holmes pitched 3 innings for Lakewood and induced many ground balls and routine fly balls, but the defense behind him struggled. It was the same story for the Lakewood relieving pitcher, Tyler Poole.

Lakewood mustered up just two hits, as Holmes had one and Devin Rosenburg had the other.

Lakewood is now 2-4 after the season started with promise. It is still early, but Coach Faircloth is ready for them to get things back on the correct track.

“We have James Kenan at home on Tuesday,” said the Leopard coach. “Right now, that is the biggest game in the world for us. There’s nothing more important to us at this moment than getting a win on Tuesday.”

Reach Adam Capps at [email protected]

By Adam Capps

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Lakewood’s Tristan Holmes pitches during the second inning of the Leopard loss to Rosewood.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0013.jpgLakewood’s Tristan Holmes pitches during the second inning of the Leopard loss to Rosewood.

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