Jarrell Homers Top Eagles
Lexington and Jarrell played a great game for five innings Friday night. Jarrell scored four unanswered runs in the top of the sixth to defeat the home standing Eagles. Jarrell hit three home runs but were still only tied with the Eagles 4-4 when the final outburst came. The outburst included two critical errors by the Eagles that could have ended the inning with the score still tied, but unfortunately that was not the case.
Jarrell jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on the first homer in the top of the first inning. Lexington got three runs in the second inning . Coby Berger reached on a throwing error by the Jarrell third baseman. Spencer Bownds hit a long single to move Berger to third. Casey Iselt delivered a single to plate Berger with Bownds going to second. Casey was forced at second as Bownds moved to third. Dylan Islet then stole second and both runs scored as the shortstop threw wildly to first on Josh O’Conner’s grounder. Lexington had a 3-2 lead.
In the fourth inning the Eagles struck again. Dylan singled, stole second, and scored on an O’Conner single. Lexington had a 4-2 lead. Lexington would not score again.
Jarrell got a two-out homer in the fifth to close to 4-3. Another solo home run to lead off the sixth tied the game at four. Jarrell batted around before the Eagles got the third out. When the dust had settled, Jarrell put four runs on the board to take a 7-4 lead that would hold until the end. (See stats below.)