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2010-02-25 / Sports

Lady Eagles @ Caldwell Tourney

by Mike Organ

The Lady Eagles played in the Caldwell invitational tourney this past weekend. Lexington played Caldwell to start and end the tourney, Manor, Anderson-Shiro, and Bellville in between. Two wins and three losses later they should be a better team with the experience gained.

The Caldwell opener was a case of ups and downs for the Lady Eagles. Lexington opened by sending 10 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning. A walk, a single, and Jessica Parish’s second homer of the season gave Lexington a quick 3-0 lead. It would be 6-0 before the side was retired. Caldwell answered with five runs in their turn at bat. Lexington put three more runs up in the second. The highlight was Shelby Tackett’s first home run that gave Lexington a 9-5 lead. Caldwell closed to 9-8 with three runs in the bottom of the second. Lexington failed to score in the top of the third and Caldwell took the lead with three unearned runs at 11-9.

Lexington played Manor in game two of the tourney. Lexington won 8-2 over the 4A club. Lexington walked and singled their way to victory. Parish pitched the Lady Eagles to the victory. Courtney Robertson did have a double in the contest.

Anderson-Shiro was the next victim of the Lady Eagles. Lexington won 14-0 in three and a half innings. The game was stopped by the tourney time limit. Ashton Johnston batted three times and scored three times as the lead-off hitter. Walks singles, and A-S errors made the game a laugher for the Lady Eagles.

The Saturday morning game against Bellville was another heartbreaker. Bellville opened a 5-0 lead through the first four innings. Lexington rallied in the fifth inning getting four runs. The rally was highlighted by Parish’s third homer of the season, but Lexington just could not get the fifth run across.

The consolation game against Caldwell later Saturday was an aberration. Caldwell won 13-1 against a tired, sick, Lady Eagle team. Three players were sick and or throwing up so the focus was not on the game.

In all the games the Lady Eagles had no trouble hitting the ball. Making the proper plays in the field was the problem. They would either, not catch the ball, throw wildly, or not make the correct play when faced with multiple options.

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