Shorthorns Hook Eagles in Final
The Schulenburg Shorthorns blasted the Lexington Eagles 17-2 in the final of the annual Lexington baseball tourney. Lexington had beaten Holland and Trinity to reach the final. Schulenburg had beaten Navasota and Bryan JV to reach the final.
Lexington ripped an outmanned Holland team 23-0. The first ten Lexington batters scored as Lexington batted around three times in the first inning. Lead off hitter, Dylan Iselt, score three times in three at bats. He walked, tripled, and singled in the first inning. Only two batters failed to score in two at bats in the first inning. In all Lexington batted 24 times in the first inning. Coach Craig Finley played all the Eagles suited out in the first game. Spencer Bownds was the starting pitcher, with Dylan Iselt finishing up. Dylan Iselt had a three-run triple and Tyler Moerbe a two-run double for the Eagles.
Game two Thursday was a real test for Lexington. Old district foe Trinity came to town. Josh O’Conner tossed a shutout. In addition to the shut out O’Conner belted a home run, single, and double in four at bats. Spencer Bownds also hit a homer in the game for Lexington. Lexington moved to 2-0 for the season with a win.
Game three. Lexington took it on the chin from Schulenburg. The Horns opened with two runs in the top of the first inning. Lexington had runners in scoring position but failed to get either home. The top of the second was the “Nightmare at Eagle Field’ for Lexington. Schulenburg sent 17 batters to the plate against two Eagle pitchers scoring 13 runs. Lexington kept trying but the story was already told with the 2nd inning. Lexington had three errors, wild pitches, passed balls, and walks that aided Schulenburg.
After all was done, Lexington is 2-1 for the season and learned a lot. Coach Finley also learned a lot about his players and their strengths. He also obviously saw areas that will need a lot of work before district play starts next week.