2011-03-10 / Sports

Lady Eagles in Lexington Tourney

by Mike Organ

The Lady Eagles played six games in three days. Lexington won four and lost two in the weather-affected tourney. The weather Thursday and Friday was ideal, but Saturday was a different story. In the morning the wind blew and it rained so much the Lexington- Milano game was called after three innings. The rest of the day the players had to endure chilling wind gusts of up to 30 mph. Lexington also had to overcome some injuries to players.

Game 1- Navasota 8 Lexington 6

Lexington took a 3-0 lead and then fell behind as Navasota scored four in the bottom of the third. Lexington never regained the lead. Megan Scantlin led off with a single. She moved to third on Meghann Wrinkle’s single. Hailey Jatzlau doubled home both for a 2-0 lead. Mackenzie Brown reached on an error and scored on another error to give Lexington a 3-0 lead. The Rattlers bit the Lady Eagles for four in the bottom of the third. Lexington scored two more in the top of the sixth as Jatzlau reached on an error. Kirsten Schneider singled Jatzlau home and Veronica Richardson singled home Schneider to tie the game at five. Navasota answered with three runs in the sixth to open to a 8-5 lead. Robertson doubled in the seventh and Wrinkle singled her home but that was the end of the Green rally.

Game 2- Lexington 16 Normangee 1

The Lady Eagles scored three in the first and 10 in the third and three in the fourth to stop the game under the mercy rule. Robertson scored four times and had four RBIs. Brown and Scantlin scored three times each. Wrinkle and Jatzlau crossed home plate twice as the top of the Eagle order had their way with Normangee pitching.

Game 3- Lexington 5 Hutto 4

The Lady Eagles continued to have one bad inning per game against quality competition. This time they gave up four to Hutto in the second before rallying to win. Lexington scored three in the bottom of the third on a fielder’s choice by Robertson, a single by Wrinkle that went through the centerfielder’s legs allowing Robertson to score. Jatzlau doubled home Wrinkle. The Hutto catcher tried to catch Jatzlau at second; instead, the throw went wild and Jatzlau scored. Lexinton took the lead in the fifth when Robertson singled, Wrinkle doubled, and the scored on Jatzlau’s sacrifice fly to center field.

Game 4- Lexington 14 Holland 10

This was the fans game, high scoring and close until the end. Holland jumped out to a 4-0 lead (sound familiar). Lexington rallied back with five runs in the top of the third and five more in the fourth to take a 10-4 lead. Holland came back to tie the game. Courtney Robertson came in to pitch the final three innings for the win. Brown, Robertson, and Jatzlau scored three times each. Scantlin and Wrinkle twice each, and Kristen Boettcher once. Lexington pounded out 19 hits, all singles except a double by Robertson.

Game 5- Lexington 7 Milano 0

This was the Miserable Weather Bowl, the cold wind was blowing, the misty air, then rain made the whole experience something you would want to forget, except….. Hailey Jatzlau hit her first homerun off the top of the fence. The ball cut through a cross wind to hit the top of the fence and bounce out of the park. Hailey took time to jump up and down between first and second as she realized what had happened.

Game 6- Madisonville 16 Lexington 7

The Lady Mustangs kicked up their heels in the top of the third inning for seven runs. Lexington had been in the lead 5-2 prior to the uprising. Scantlin had a good game getting four hits in five atbats. Wrinkle and Robertson had doubles as the Lady Eagle offense was limited and the defense let Madisonville get several unearned runs

Lexington is now 17-4 for the season as they have the tournament season behind them. The rest of their competition will come from district opponents until the post season.

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