Lady Eagles Host Tourney
Lexington won three and lost two games in the annual Lexington Softball Tourney. Lexington won the first game against Leander Vandergriff 14-1. Next Lexington topped Austin Crockett 7-6 with a last inning rally. The third game Rosebud-Lott topped the Lady Eagles 5-4. Friday the Lady Eagles trounced Anderson- Shiro 14-0. Saturday Thrall topped a depleted Lexington team 10-4. FFA and other activities took away some of the players.
Thursday- The defeat of Vandergriff was thorough. Lexington’s first seven batters scored in the bottom of the first. The eighth made an out driving in a run. In all Lexington sent 13 batters to the plate in the first. Haley Jatzlau, Megan Scantlin, and Shelby Tackett had doubles for Lexington’s big hits. The Crockett game was a nail biter. Lexington was down 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh. A huge fourrun rally in the last at bat gave Lexington the win. Jessica Parish, Jatzlau, Tackett, and Courtney Robertson had doubles. Parish also contributed a triple in the exciting game. The Rosebud-Lott game was another close contest with Lexington falling short, having the tying run put out at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Marley Ross had a double and an RBI. Parish had a double, two singles and two ribbies in the contest. The double came with one out in the bottom of the seventh. A perfectly executed delayed steal moved Parish to third. A wild pitch to Scantlin that went to the screen allowed Parish the chance to score. The RL catcher hustled the ball back to the pitcher who, according to the umpire, tagged out the sliding Parish. As luck would have it, Scantlin singled on the next pitch.
Friday- Lexington bombed Anderson-Shiro 15-0 for the second time this season. It took only four innings and 12 hits to do the damage. Courtney Robertson pitched a no-hitter. Robertson missed a perfect game by walking one hitter in the game. Parish and Ross doubled twice in the contest. Jatzlau had a triple, two singles, and scored three runs. Coach Starnes was especially pleased with the girls not making an error in the shortened contest.
Saturday- Thrall had a grand slam in the top of the third inning that broke the game open. After the big blast Thrall just had to hold on to their lead. Lexington did rally for four runs in the late innings. Parish had two doubles in Lexington’s seven hits.
|Lexington 14 Vandergriff 1|
|2B-Jatzlau, Scantlin, Tackett, Parish,|
|Lexington 7 Austin Crockett 6|
|2B-Parish, Jatzlau, Tackett, Robertson; 3B-Parish|
|Rosebud-Lott 5 Lexington 4|
|2B- Ross, Parish|
|Lexington 14 Anderson-Shiro 0|
|2B- Parish (2), Ross (2) 3B-Jatzlau|
|Thrall 10 Lexington 4|