Prosper baseball’s impressive 2018 campaign is now shifting to the district portion of the season, and the Eagles are off to a good start.
Prosper (13-4-2) played host to Little Elm on Tuesday, Mar. 13, defeating the Lobos 5-2 thanks to a late push beginning in the fourth inning. Prosper was down 2-0 until getting its first run on the board in the fourth. The Eagles then followed with a three-run fifth inning, taking a lead it would not relinquish.
The biggest play of the game came in the fifth, as a home run by Luke Johnson plated three runs for Prosper with one swing of the bat. It was Johnson’s lone hit in four at-bats. It was Johnson’s third homer of the season — no one else on the team has more than one.
Other contributors at the plate included Dawson Zey, Beau Preston and Jacob Cosner. Each player had two hits apiece, all of which were singles. Prosper impressively was able to turn that into five total runs thanks to a good eye at the plate, drawing six walks as a team.
After allowing two runs in the second inning, starting pitcher Taylor Pendley recovered nicely. He stuck around for a full five innings of work, picking up his second win of the season. Pendley allowed five walks and five hits but made up for it with four strikeouts and some timely outs to keep Little Elm from scoring runs with runners in scoring position.
Jack Werran relieved Pendley and finished the final two innings, allowing only one of seven batters faced to reach first base. Werran has been Prosper’s most reliable relief pitcher thus far in 2018, throwing more than 13 innings with an 0.52 ERA.
Prosper faces Little Elm again on the road on Friday, Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m.