2009-04-09 / Sports

Salado Slips Past Eagles

by Mike Organ

Salado took an early lead, Lexington fought back to tie, but Salado had the answer in their final at-bat to take an exciting 5-4 win.

Salado scored three in the bottom of the first inning before starting pitcher Casey Iselt settled down. From that point on the Eagles and Iselt were up to the task. Lexington got a single run in the third, and a single run in the sixth, and two runs in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

The first score came as Austin Bivins singled, stole second, and scored on Austin Catchings' single. In the fifth, Jacob Carr singled and scored on Bivins' single. In the top of the seventh, with their backs to the wall, Lexington came through. Haynie reached on an error, Carr walked, Chace Sherrill got a swinging bunt single and Moerbe walked to plate Haynie. A wild pitch by the Salado reliever allowed Carr to cross with the go-ahead run.

Salado was up to the challenge. A lead off triple, a single, a double and a single plated the two runs necessary for the win. It was the second down to the last out game for the Eagles this week.

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