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2010-03-25 / Sports

Lady Eagles Jolt Jarrell 19-0

by Mike Organ

Lexington started slowly with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. In the monstrous second inning the Lady Eagles sent 22 batters to the plate before three outs were made. Lexington added 16 runs to their total in the inning and the game ended after Jarrell batted in the third inning due to the mercy rule.

The game started off normally. The first Jarrell batter singled to right centerfield. Megan Scantlin then threw her out as the Jarrell runner tried to steal. The next two batters made outs. Lexington came to bat with Ashton Johnston first. Ashton walked, as did Scantlin putting two runners on base. Jessica Parish singled home Johnston with Scantlin moving to third. Courtney Robertson grounded out to third as Scantlin scored and Parish moved to third. A wild pitch allowed Parish to score the third run of the inning. Shelby Tackett singled and was thrown out going to third on Haley Jatzlau’s single. The third out was made soon after.

Jarrell’s second started off just like the first. A walk to the lead off batter got things going. A steal attempt was gunned down by Scantlin again. Two Robertson strikeouts followed to end the Jarrell second.

The Lexington second started off with a Marley Ross fly ball being misplayed by the Jarrell rightfielder. Mackenzie Brown laid down a perfect bunt for a single, followed by a Johnston slap single to load the bases. Scantlin singled home a run and another scored on the wild throw. Parish singled home another run and Robertson reached on a fielder’s choice. Tackett singled home a run and Jatzlau forced Jorden Kelley on a grounder to short. Caity Holt singled home two runs, Ross singled, Brown forced a runner, Johnston walked, and Scantlin reached on an error. Parish then unloaded her eighth home run of the season over the left field fence for three more runs. Robertson walked, Tackett singled, Jatzlau doubled home a run, Vanessa Richardson walked, Ross walked, Ashley Johnson walked to force in a run, Johnston singled home another, and Ross was forced at home. Lexington had scored 16 runs in their second at-bat.

Jarrell went three-up three-down in the top of the third and the game was over with Lexington only batting twice in the game.

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