Lovejoy fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-1 loss to McKinney North on Thursday..
In the first inning, Lovejoy scored their only run on Michael DiFiore’s singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
Rhodes was the winning pitcher for McKinney North. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out five.
Jordan Yoder took the loss for the Leopards. He surrendered five runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one.
DiFiore went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Lovejoy in hits.
Lovejoy drops to 20-8 overall and 9-5 in district play.