After a 2-0 win against the Newman Smith Trojans on Tuesday, March 20, Prosper baseball remains undefeated in district play this season. With a 15-4-2 record on the season so far, Prosper is ranked No. 1 in the area in Class 5A.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when the Eagles took a 1-0 lead. It seemed like the beginning of a big inning for them with runners on the bases and just one out, but the Trojans got a break after Luke Johnson got caught in a rundown between third and home.
In his next at-bat Braden Carmichael singled, which would have brought in an run had the rundown not occurred. With Taylor Pendley at-bat, Carmichael made the second out of the inning when he was caught attempting to steal second — thus ending the threat and allowing Smith to come up to bat down by just a run.
Conner Jackson got the win after going three innings, giving up just two hits and walking one. He struck out four.
Johnson got a chance at redemption in the sixth inning. After hitting a triple, he scored Prosper’s final run thanks to a single by Cody Gallegos.
After handing the ball from Jackson to Jacob Cosner, who pitched three innings — allowing just a hit and a walk and striking out five, Caleb Putnam took the mound to secure the win.
Putnam got two outs, but with back-to-back walks, Prosper brought in Jack Werran to get the final out. He walked the first batter he faced.
Despite loading the bases, Smith’s comeback attempt ended there. Werran struck out the next batter to earn the save.