Prep Baseball Report

Lovejoy vs. Denison

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Loveyjoy took the 5-3 win to move 13-3 Overall, 2-0 in district. I really like what the Leopards have going with a senior heavy club, they play with a ton of energy, take a crisp round of I/O, and they have some physical hitters in the middle of their order. 2019 SS Jacob Terwilliger (Bucknell) is super fast-twitch and can cover a lot of ground in the middle of the field. He made a great play on a run through ball in the second inning. 2019 C Luke Stine (Weatherford JC) gives them a physical presence behind the plate, and plenty of thunder in the heart of the order. 2019 LHH/1B Michael DiFiore (Oklahoma Christian) has a leveraged hack with strength. They can pick it on the infield with 2019 2B Luke Finnand Terwilliger, and 2022 3B Kolby Branch at 3B. Branch is a confident young guy on the infield and college recruiters need to follow him closely over the next year. In the outfield is 2021 Ralph Ruckerwho also plays football, and 2019 Colton Laurence is a LHH that had a huge RBI sac fly last night. They have quality arms to turn to on the mound, including 2019 LHP Cameron Pool, who can start or close out games. DiFiore, and Terwilliger can both pitch, as well as juniors Matt Picirillo and Harrison Durow in the bullpen. Moving forward, Coach Wilson’s club has the pieces to win District 10-5A. The Leopards will play each district opponent three times, including McKinney North next Friday at home, and then twice again the last week of the season.

For Denison, keep an eye on 2020 SS Luke Kirkbride, he is smaller in stature, but he plays with a high motor and had a couple of knocks for the Jackets last night in the two hole.

Yoder: Win 6.2 IP, 104 TP, 3 R, 8 H, 5 K, BB
Pool: Save .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB
DiFiore: 1-4
Rucker: 1-3, R
Laurence: 0-1, RBI

Ruebeck: 5 IP, 98 TP, 1 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 9 K, 3 BB, 2 HBP. Hitting; 2-3, RBI, BB.
Kirkbride: 2-4, RBI
Ruebeck: 2-3, RBI

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