2011-03-31 / Sports

Rogers’ Homers Top Eagles

by Mike Organ

Kogan Garrett was safe at home in the game against Rogers. The ball got away from the catcher. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Kogan Garrett was safe at home in the game against Rogers. The ball got away from the catcher. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Rogers used three home runs to open an 8-1 lead on Lexington last week. The Eagles got their ears blistered by Coach Craig Finley which seemed to cause an Eagle comeback. Lexington’s rally fell short in the seventh inning on a base running error and strike out.

Lexington went down early as Rogers tagged a two-run homer with two out in the first. Lexington came back with a run in the top of the second on a single by Dylan Iselt and a single by Logan Meuth that skipped past the Rogers outfielder.

The Rogers barrage continued in the bottom of the second. An Eagle error allowed the first batter to get on. Then back-to-back homers, the first a three-run shot, put Rogers into a commanding 6- 1 lead. Two more runs came in the bottom of the third making the score 8-1 Rogers.

Finley’s emotional speech got Lexington started in the right direction. Two runs scored without the aid of a base hit in the fourth. Iselt got hit by a pitch to open the inning. Lane Turner’s ground ball was fielded by the third baseman, but the throw was awry and the runners moved to second and third. The Rogers catcher tried to pick Iselt off third but threw the ball into left field as Iselt scored. Greg Tiemann running for Turner, moved to third. Meuth hit a fly ball to left as Tiemann tagged and scored just ahead of the throw. The score was 8-3.

In the top of the fifth, Donny Havard led off with a single. He stole second, moved to third on Kogan Garrett’s ground out and scored on a passed ball by the catcher. The score was 8- 4. Rogers answered in their half of the inning to make it 9-4.

In the top of the sixth Meuth, Brandon Meyer, and Collin Wiggins singled to plate two more runs and the score stood 9-6. But Rogers got the two back in their half of the inning. A single followed by two fielding errors by Lexington enabled Rogers to post the scores and make it 11-6.

In visitor’s seventh, O’Conner opened with a single, Garrett rapped a double, and Kaelan Blok reached on an error. Turner laced a single to right field scoring two. Meuth followed with his third hit of the night to put runners on the corner. The base running error occurred and an out followed. Rogers won 11-9.

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