Edmond, Okla. Ross Johnson went 2-for-4 with a run scored, but Lawrence High’s baseball team fell to Memorial (Okla.) High School, 6-3, on Saturday in the Lions’ spring opener.
Lawrence trailed, 4-0, heading into the sixth inning, when it scored three runs. Memorial responded in the bottom of the sixth with two runs, however, to seal the victory.
“Unfortunately, we left our bats in Kansas for the first few innings,” LHS coach Brad Stoll said. “Then, they arrived in strong fashion. We were a little slow to get our bats started. I was proud of the guys.”
Troy Willoughby went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, while Matt Sutliffe was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Stoll also cited stellar infield defense, particularly by third baseman Shane Willoughby and shortstop Corbin Francisco.
The Lions (0-1) will face Bishop Kelley (Okla.) at 4 p.m. Monday in Tulsa. Kelley is the No. 1-ranked school in Oklahoma’s 5A classification.