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Lobo Defense Struggles in District Opening Loss to Lake View

March 29, 2023

The Levelland Lobos committed nine errors on Tuesday night and surrendered eight unearned runs as the Lobos dropped their district opener 10-to-nine to the San Angelo Lake View Chiefs. The Lobos drop to 13-and-eight overall and oh-and-one in the district.

It looked like it would go Levelland’s way early as Joel Pena singled and Marco Guillen doubled to open the bottom of the first. Pena scored on a Rusty Johnson ground ball and Blake Klose drove in Guillen on a groundout and the Lobos lead two-to-nothing after one frame.

Levelland got another in the second as Tyler Pemberton doubled and scored on a Noah Tienda double putting the Lobos in front three-to-nothing after three.

That lead disappeared in the third as the Lake View Chiefs sent nine to the plate and on four singles, a walk and three Lobo errors, Lake View plated four runs taking a four-to-three lead to the bottom of the third.

The Lobos got that run back in the third when Blake Klose was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored on the only Lake View error of the night. After three the game stood tied Levelland 4, San Angelo Lake View 4.

Levelland would retake the lead in the bottom of the fourth.

The Lobos would be bases loaded and no one out and had two runners cut down at home plate before they broke through with Wyatt Baccus driving in two and pushing the Lobos in front six-to-four after four innings.

Lake View would get it all back in the fifth with a lead off walk attached to a botched double play ball and three singles. Two runs crossed in the fifth and tied the game at six all.

Levelland would come up empty in the fifth but San Angelo Lake View surged ahead in the top of the sixth.

The Chiefs batted eight in the sixth and two hit batters, one single and two more errors San Angelo Lake View scored three taking a nine-to-six lead to the bottom of the sixth.

Levelland responded again.

Joel Pena doubled to start the inning and after an intentional walk to Marco Guillen and a walk to Rusty Johnson, the bases were loaded with nobody out. The first run scored on a RBI walk to Blake Klose. The second on a ground ball fielder’s choice from Wyatt Baccus and the third on a passed ball. Levelland’s three run sixth retied the game at nine all.

Lake View would end up getting the only one that mattered in the seventh when Nolan Green would walk, Trey Henry would single and an eighth Lobo error allowed Green to score giving Lake View a ten-to-nine lead to the bottom of the seventh.

Levelland would get the tying run to second as Pena singled with two out in the bottom of the seventh. He would steal second before Marco Guillen would be retired on strikes and the Lobos fell to the Lake View Chiefs ten-to-nine.

San Angelo Lake View got ten runs on 11 hits with one error and left 11. Levelland got nine runs on nine hits with eight errors and eight left.

Neither starter figured into the win as Trey Henry threw five innings allowing nine runs with seven earned on eight hits, four walks, two intentional walks, two hit batters and two strikeouts. Joseph Kofron took the win working two shutout innings on one hit, one walk and three strikeouts.

Carson Boggs got the start for Levelland and worked four and a third allowing six runs with just two earned. Those came on six hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. Jerry Haile tossed an inning and two-thirds allowing three runs with none earn. Those tallied on four hits, two hit batters and two strikeouts. Brayden Moore threw an inning in relief and took the loss allowing a run unearned on one hit, one walk and struck out two.

The Lake View Chiefs start the season at one-and-oh in district play as they host Snyder on Friday and Sweetwater on Tuesday.

The Levelland Lobos are 13-and-eight overall and oh-and-one in district as they host Big Spring on Friday and travel to Snyder on Tuesday April 4th.

The Steers are in town on Friday with first pitch set for 7:00pm and you can catch the Lobos live on and on Levelland Sports Nation on Facebook. Pregame starts at

San Angelo Lakeview 10, Levelland 9
Snyder 8, Lubbock Estacado 7
Big Spring 10, Sweetwater 0

(1t) Snyder (1-0)
(1t) San Angelo Lakeview (1-0)
(1t) Big Spring (1-0)
(6t) Levelland (0-1)
(6t) Lubbock Estacado (0-1)
(6t) Sweetwater (0-1)

Big Spring @ Levelland
Sweetwater @ Lubbock Estacado
Snyder @ San Angelo Lakeview

Levelland @ Snyder
Sweetwater @ San Angelo Lakeview
Lubbock Estacado @ Big Spring

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