Lions fall to Notre Dame, 17-7

By Paul Bowker
Posted 7/23/20

The three-peat game never happened.

If both Lone Tree and Highland had won their Class 1A baseball tournament games on July 14, then they would have played for the District 8 title this past …

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Lions fall to Notre Dame, 17-7

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The three-peat game never happened.

If both Lone Tree and Highland had won their Class 1A baseball tournament games on July 14, then they would have played for the District 8 title this past Saturday.

They had already played twice during the regular season.

Instead, Lone Tree’s 17-7 loss to Notre Dame Burlington and Highland’s 9-3 loss to New London ended the season for both Lone Tree and Highland.

Still, Lone Tree finished out its season on a high note.

The Lions won two of their last three regular-season games, losing only to Highland. And the Lions defeated Hillcrest Academy, 10-7, in the first round of the District 8 tournament.

Against Notre Dame, the Lions ran into an offensive machine.

Notre Dame (14-2) has lost just once in the last month, and the Nikes scored 37 runs in the first two tournament games they played this year.

After defeating Lone Tree, the Nikes won the district championship Saturday with a 6-4 win over New London.

Notre Dame scored 11 runs in the first three innings against Lone Tree.

Trailing 12-1, the Lions scored five runs in the fifth inning to stay alive. Lone Tree added another run in the sixth.

Tim Mills, a senior, finished out his high school career with two hits, including a double, and three RBIs.

Adam Knock also had two hits for the Lions. Cade Shield walked twice and scored two runs.

Jeron Conner led Notre Dame with four hits. He had three doubles and scored four runs.

Lone Tree finished the season with a 7-7 record.

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