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2011-03-17 / Sports

Eagles Capture Consolation

by Mike Organ

Lexington had a tough opening game in the Schulenburg Tourney last weekend, but they righted the ship and bounced back with three straight wins. The three wins enabled Lexington to bring home the Consolation trophy. Tyler Moerbe and Donnie Havard were selected to the All-Tourney team for their accomplishments in the tourney. After this tourney, Lexington is full into district play. The Eagles are 10-3 for the season as they enter district action.

Game 1 - HCYA 13 Lexington 3

This was the toughie. Lexington was there and so were the errors, seven of them according to the stat sheet being used for this article. Lexington committed four errors in the second inning when HCYA (Houston Christian Youth Association is a group of home schooled athletes.) scored six runs. The four runs in the third were all earned for HCYA. The last three were unearned as three more E’s appeared in the scorebook. Logan Meuth and Josh O’Conner got the only two Lexington hits in the game.

Game 2 - Lexington 9 Cuero 7

Lexington bounced back quickly from Thursday’s disaster to top Cuero 9-7.

Lexington cut down on the number of errors which made the win possible. Lexington took an early lead and held on as Cuero mounted a late rally. Moerbe slammed a homer to lead the Lexington charge. O’Conner, Kogan Garrett, Kaelan Blok, and Dylan Islet all had two hits in the contest. Lexington got two in the first, three in the second, two in the third, and two in the fourth. Cuero could not overcome the advantage.

Game 3 - Lexington 5 Schulenburg 3

The Eagles won this game against all odds. Playing the host team, in their ball park with their umpires is a real challenge. Lexington rose to the challenge by playing its’ best defensive game, only one error. Lexington used the dazzling pitching of Brandon Meyer and Tyler Moerbe in relief to stymie the Shorthorns. The Eagle offense pushed across five runs. Garret had a double and single; O’Conner had a triple and single; Meuth had two singles, and Blok also had two singles. Blok, Iselt, Greg Tiemann, and Meuth also had RBI’s to their credit.

Game 4 - Lexington 13 Flatonia 4

Donnie Havard led off the trophy game with a first pitch triple to set the pace. Blok singled him home. Iselt followed with a single and Lane Turner popped a homer to give Lexington a 4-0. In the third inning Blok led off with a single, Turner walked, Meuth singled, Meyer walked, Chase Hibbeler singled home two to put four more on the board. Hibbeler added two more RBI’s in the fourth when he blasted a two-run homer. The Eagles put the trophy on the bus and brought it back to Lexington.

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