2009-04-23 / Sports

Error Prone Eagles Fall

by Mike Organ

The Lexington Eagles cut their error total in half from last game, but the seven errors were still enough to propel Jarrell to a 12-5 win. Lexington just could not make the simple fielding plays when needed.

Starting pitcher Josh O'Conner should have been ahead 3-1 when he reached his pitch count maximum. Instead errors in the first two innings gave the Cougars an extra out and both of the miscues scored. Lexington put up a run in the bottom of the third as Casey Iselt reached on an error (imagine that!). Chace Sherrill singled him to second, and Tyler Moerbe had an infield single to load the bases. Iselt scored on Austin Catchings grounder to short.

Lexington tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Austin Bivins singled with one out. Kaelan Blok reached on fielder's choice as the Cougars failed to get Bivins at second. Casey Iselt then popped a double down the leftfield line to plate both runs and even the score.

Jarrell retook the lead in the top of the fifth with two runs. The runs were two of three runs Jarrell scored not aided by an error or two. In the top of the sixth, Jarrell blew the game open with four more runs to widen the gap to 9-3. A Lexington error kept the inning alive for the Cougars.

Lexington got one run back in the sixith as Blok singled, stole second and scored on Quade Haynie's single. The last Eagle run came in the bottom of the seventh a Coby Berger singled, moved to second when Dylan Iselt got hit by a pitch, and Jacob Carr singled home Iselt.

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