Tigers Scratch Eagles
On a day that started out with rain that made the game questionable and cold blustery winds that hammered players and fans alike, Lexington and Thrall played the schedule baseball game. Beautiful Dell Diamond was the setting for the match up. Thrall got the best of Lexington 13-4. After an inch of rainfall early in the day the field was in excellent shape for the contest.
All started well for Lexington in the top of the first. Josh O’Conner walked, stole second, and scored on Kaelan Blok’s single. Blok moved to third but was unable to score.
Thrall quickly took away the Eagle lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning against Eagle starter Spencer Bownds. A single, a sacrifice bunt, a hit batter, and a sacrifice fly to left got the first run home. An error on a sharpely hit liner to left allowed two more runs to score before the side was retired.
Thrall posted another run in the second on another Lexington error, a sacrifice, and an infield ground out. Lexington answered in the top of the third with two runs but could have offered more.
Dylan Iselt singled, but got picked off first as he broke for second base. O’Conner reached on an error, Tyler Moerbe walked, and Jacob Carr walked to load the bases. Kogan Garrett delivered both with a Texas Leaguer to right field.
Thrall answered back in the fourth with two runs, taking a 6-3 lead. The Tigers were aided by two more Eagle errors.
Neither team scored in the fifth as the teams headed into the pivotal sixth inning. Lexington put up a run as Blok walked with two out. Moerbe lashed a double to score Blok. The roof then fell in on the Eagles.
Thrall had seven runs cross home plate to take a commanding 13-4 lead. Lexington committed four errors, hit two Tiger batters, walked two, and allowed two hits for the seven runs.