Why Hit Homers When Singles Will Do?
Why hit homers when 15 singles will do? Lexington banged out 15 one-base hits in an 8-0 defeat of the Academy Bees Tuesday night. The Knipstein twins, Rachel and Sara, each poked three singles and knocked in a run to lead the offense. Haley Jatzlau knocked in two runs and Shelby Tackett added two singles. Eight starters got a hit for the Lady Eagles as they improved their district record to 5-1. The win enhanced Lexington's chances of moving into the post season playoffs.
Lexington put three runs on the board in the top of the first. Tackett got a one-out hit. Parish walked in front of Jatzlau's grounder that was booted by the second baseman. Megan Scantlin put down a bunt that scored Parish and Rachel followed with the first of her three singles to plate Jatzlau.
Two runs came in each of the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth Ashton Johnston singled, moved to third on Ally Abshire's single, and scored on a passed ball with Abshire moving to third. Parish popped a sacrifice fly ball to left to score Abshire. In the fifth Scantlin led off with a single, Rachel singled again, and sister Sara singled home Scantlin. Courtney Clifford, the courtesy runner for Rachel, scored as Heather Mills sacrificed.
The last run came in the sixth. Parish singled, moved to second on a passed ball, and scored on Jatzlau's single. The Lady Eagles played a good game in the field making two errors in support of Rachel Knipstein's nine-strike out pitching.