The Greenville Lions will be looking to break back into the win column as they travel to North Richland Hills to take on the Richland Rebels at 6 tonight in non-district baseball.

The Lions are 4-5 for the season after going 2-2 in the Whitehouse tournament this past weekend.

Greenville opened the tournament with a 4-1 loss to Jasper, the No. 3 ranked team in Class 3A, and then downed host Whitehouse 4-1 and Terrell 9-4.

The Lions then played Whitehouse again in a rematch on Saturday, falling 9-8 in eight innings.

“It was a great ball game for the kids,” said Lions coach Leo McDaniel, Jr.

Travis Smith, Trey Sorrells and Bradley Espino led the Lions at the plate.

Richland has lost to some tough opponents, falling 11-2 to Mansfield, 3-1 to McKinney North, 4-0 to Naaman Forest, 10-6 to Trinity Christian-Addison and 7-1 to Denton.

McDaniel said he plans to start Josh Robinson on the mound.

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Other scheduled games around the area include Commerce at Mount Vernon, Caddo Mills at Community, Sulphur Bluff at Cumby, Leonard at Blue Ridge, Lone Oak at North Hopkins, Quinlan Ford at Rains and Wolfe City at Celeste.

Commerce, Quinlan Ford and Rains are all opening District 11-3A play as the district teams face each other three times.

Commerce downed Kaufman 2-0 in the championship game of the Community tournament as Commerce pitcher Zack Boles threw a no-hitter, striking out 16. Boles was named as the most valuable player of the tournament.

Bobby Draughn, Jonathan Cox, Raymond Santibanez and Travis Burnett of Commerce were also named to the all-tournament team.

Celeste is 8-0 after downing Cumby 9-1 in the finals of the Celeste tournament on Saturday. Casey Barbee earned most valuable player honors in that tournament after compiling a 1.00 earned run average and batting .692.





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