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2011-03-17 / Sports

Eagles Smoke Bees

by Mike Organ

The Lexington Eagles took a while to get the offense going. After trailing 4-0 after six complete innings, the Eagles scored 10 — that’s right 10 runs in the top of the seventh to start district play with a win.

Lexington started the game off strongly, as Kogan Garrett led off with a double. Dylan Iselt smoked a ball to center field, unfortunately it was right at the fielder. Two strikeouts followed and the double was wasted. In the second a lead off single got nowhere. From that point on the Eagles went meekly getting only two baserunners to first base until the seventh.

Josh O’Conner led off the fateful inning with a double. Kaelan Blok reached on an error by the third baseman. Lane Turner reached on an error by the shortstop. Brandon Meyer drew a walk and Nole Opperman reached on an error by the shortstop. Donnie Havard singled to score a run and Garrett laced a single that sent two more runners home. Iselt tripled to keep the rally going and score Havard. O’Conner was hit-by-a-pitch his second time up in the inning. Tyler Moerbe reached on an error by the first baseman. Brian Tiemann singled to score Moerbe with the 10th run of the inning.

Blok pitched the first four innings and one out in the fifth. Iselt pitched the rest of the fifth and the sixth. O’Conner pitched the seventh inning. According to scoring rules, Iselt gets credit for the win since he was the pitcher of record when Lexington scored the 10 runs.

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