In game two the Lions bats would wake up as they faced elimination. They would score 5 runs in the 1st, 4 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th, and 2 in the 6th as the Lions would 10 run rule the Eagles 16-6 and pound out 14 hits and put the ball in play which forced the Eagles to commit 8 errors. Isaac Cruz would do a great job scattering 5 hits even with the Lions defense committing 6 errors themselves in picking up the win for the Lions to even the series at 1-1. Zepeda would go 2for4 with 3 runs scored, Havron would go 1for4 with 3 runs scored, Bell would go 2for2 with 3 runs scored, Cruz would go 2for4 with 2 runs scored, Mejia would go 2for4 with 3 runs, De Los Santos went 1for4, Jon Asebedo went 2for3, and Eddie Villarreal would go 2for3 with a run scored to round out the offense.
In game three the Lions would be the visitors as they lost the flip. Jason Medina would get the start on the mound for the Lions and Medina would give up 1 unearned run in the first inning as he scattered 4 hits over 4 innings of work. The Lions would tie the game in the second inning as Mejia would lead off the inning with a double off the same Eagles pitcher from Thursday night. Mejia would advance to third on a one out ground out and Roland Carrasco would come up with a two out hit to bring Mejia in. In the fifth inning Zepeda would come in to take charge of the pitching duties and give up three base hits as the Eagles would take the 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th. The Lions would go 3 up and 3 down in the sixth as well as the Eagles and this is where the heartbreak begins. After a pitch hit out by RayJ Garza the Lions with 1 out would start their rally. Zepeda and Havron both would walk. Zepeda would steal third to set up a 1st and 3rd play but the next pitch would be rifled to the left center gap by Bell for a triple bringing in Zepeda and Havron to make it 3-2. Cruz would ground out back to the pitcher for the second out. Mejia would then walk and execute the continuation steal of second, and when the Eagles threw to second, Bell stole home to make it 4-2. De Los Santos would end the inning with a pop up to short. In the bottom of the seventh the wheels would come off the train. The lead off batter would loop a soft base hit over second. The next batter would role a ball just perfectly in the hole between Cruz and Bell to make it 1st and 2nd. Then a walk would load the bases with no outs. Next comes a ball hit to Cruz who makes the throw to Mejia for the force out with no runs scoring and 1 out. The number 6 batter in the Eagles line up would chop a slow roller up the middle which Bell would field and throw out the runner at first as 1 run scored leaving the score at 4-3 in favor of the Lions needing 1 out to advance to Area. Up for the Eagles was their catcher who was 0for8 to this point. He would roll a ball in the hole between third and short and a throwing error would allow the winning run to cross home and end the game giving the Lions their second heartbreak loss in a series that had the Lions 3 outs away in one game and 1 out away in game 3. In all it was a great year as the Lions finish the season 17-11 and they will return 8 of the 12 varsity players next year. I want to thank all of the parents and fans that came out and supported us this year and a special thanks to my Seniors Jake Havron, Lane Gaskamp, Roland Carrasco, and my son Rhett Bell. I am grateful for your work ethic, dedication, and most of all your leadership to the team. You all will be truly missed.