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2010-04-30 / Sports

Rogers Tops Lady Eagles

by Mike Organ

Courtney Robertson delivers a pitch to the Rogers batter while Marley Ross and Shelby Tackett stand softball ready. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Courtney Robertson delivers a pitch to the Rogers batter while Marley Ross and Shelby Tackett stand softball ready. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Rogers topped Lexington 8-1 Friday night in Cameron to earn the right to represent District 25- AA as the first place representative. The teams tied for the league title with 10-2 records. In a related game Academy topped Salado 1-0 to become the third place representative.

The game started with a Lexington look. Ashton Johnston singled with one out in the top of the first. Jessica Parish was walked intentionally. A wild pitch put the runners at second and third with one out. Unfortunately Lexington was unable to get a needed hit before the side was retired.

Rogers struck quickly. A couple of singles, a double, and a ground out put two on the Rogers side of the scoreboard. The second out of the inning was spectacular from Lexington’s view. Jessica Parish dove to snag a ball in the hole between third and short. Parish raised up to her knees and fired a ball to Marley Ross at first for the out.

Lexington was unable to get anything in the second. Rogers came out blazing in their part of the second. Three singles in a row, a fielders choice, a two-run error, and a triple put six runs up for Rogers. Rogers sent 10 batters to the plate in the pivotal inning.

Lexington did not get another hit until Johnston singled again in the top of the seventh to drive in Victoria Richardson with Lexington’s only run.

Lexington will play a three game series with Rice Consolidated in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Bastrop High School Softball field. Game 2 will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the same location and game 3, if necessary, will be 30 minutes following the end of the second game.

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