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2010-03-18 / Sports

Lady Eagles Sting Bees

by Mike Organ

Jessica Parish tags out an Academy runner at second base on a throw from Megan Scantlin. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Jessica Parish tags out an Academy runner at second base on a throw from Megan Scantlin. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington won its first district game with an 11-5 win over Academy Friday afternoon. The Eagles scored a run in their first at-bat. In the second inning Megan Scantlin delivered two runs with a bases loaded single. Jessica Parish followed with a three-run homer to give Lexington a 7-0 lead. Parish continued her big game with a two-run double in the seventh inning.

The first inning run came on an Ashton Johnston slap hit to reach first. Jessica Parish struck out but the catcher missed the ball. Johnston took off for second and made it easily. Courtney Robertson singled to score Johnston but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double..

In the big second inning Shelby Tacket walked to lead off. Haley Jatzlau reached on a fielders’ choice as Tacket was out at second. Marley Ross singled, and Jorden Kelley walked to load the bases. Mackenzie Brown reached on an error by the Bee first baseman as Jatzlau scored. Scantlin slapped a sharp single to left center to score two. Parish followed with her seventh homer of the season.

Johnston scored again in the fourth inning. She slapped a single and went to third as the firstbaseman threw the ball into right field. Scantlin delivered another sharp single to score her teammate. In the top of the sixth Lexington loaded the bases on singles by Kelly, Brown, and a walk to Johnston. Kelley was forced out at home before Parish delivered her two-run double.

Courtney Robertson was the winning pitcher for Lexington. She held Academy to two hits in four innings before allowing seven hits in the last three innings.

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