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2011-03-17 / Sports

Lady Eagles Stung by Queens 8-1

by Mike Organ


Courtney Robertson puts everything into her pitches. Most of us would break into pieces if we had to contort our bodies like that for 100 pitches a game! Courtney Robertson puts everything into her pitches. Most of us would break into pieces if we had to contort our bodies like that for 100 pitches a game! PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

Megan Scantlin led off with a double to open the game for Lexington. Scantlin was the next batter to leave the batters box not headed for the dug out. Eight Lady Eagles in a row went back to the bench with bat in hand.

Lexington could not get the measure of the Academy pitcher. The Queens led off with a double and two critical Eagle errors allowed two runs to score. Academy added runs in each of the next three innings to build a 6- 0 lead.

Lexington got a glimmer of hope in the top of the fifth when Hailey Jatzlau reached second base on an error by the Bee second baseman. A wild pitch moved Jatzlau to third and Taylor Lagrone singled her home. That was Lexington’s only hurrah.

Scantlin got another hit to lead off the sixth, but that was it. Lexington got only the three hits mentioned and committed six errors in the field. The Lady Eagles struck out 13 times on the unfulfilled night. It was not until Academy scored its fifth run they received an RBI. The first three were gifts of the Lexington defense.



Megan Scantlin hustles, a la Pete Rose, with a headfirst slide into second, just beating the throw, for a lead-off double against Academy. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Megan Scantlin hustles, a la Pete Rose, with a headfirst slide into second, just beating the throw, for a lead-off double against Academy. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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