2011-04-07 / Sports

Eagles Drop Dogs 6-2

by Mike Organ

This is not a joke for those of you outside of Lexington. The Lexington/Thorndale game was rained out in the sixth inning Tuesday night with Lexington ahead 6-3. Yes it was rained out.

Thorndale took an early lead with a run in the top of the first inning. A Bulldog single followed by a double got Thorndale off to a good start. Inthetopofthethird,Thorndaledoubledtheirlead.Awalk,asingle,andtwothrowingerrorsputa2ontheThorndalesideofthescoreboard.

Lexington answered with a big three-run bottom half of the third inning. Chase Hibbeler walked to lead off. Collin Wiggins sacrificed Hibbeler to second. Then came the offensive barrage. Donnie Havard tripled to the rightfield corner to score Chase. Josh O’Conner singled to send Havard home. Kogan Garrett and Tyler Moerbe walked to put runners on all the bases. Dylan Iselt reached as O’Conner was forced at home. Kaelan Blok singled to get a run home, giving Lexington a 3-2 lead.

Coach Starnes dons a hat to shield the unusual heat in March. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Coach Starnes dons a hat to shield the unusual heat in March. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington extended the lead with three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. O’Conner singled to lead off. Garrett reached on a fielder’s choice as O’Conner was out at second. Moerbe walked again to put runners on first and second. A wild pitch moved the runners up a base. Blok singled both runners home. Blok then moved to second on a wild pitch. Logan Meuth doubled to score Blok and give Lexington a 6- 2 lead.

Thorndale scored a run in the top of the sixth. With the rain increasing the first pitch to Wiggins in the bottom of the sixth hit the batter. The umpires ruled the field was too wet to play on. The rule is the score reverts back to the last complete inning, which was the sixth. Also Coach Jason Holcomb said the district minutes say if the game is not completed the score reverts back to the score at the end of the fifth inning.

Dylan Islet pitched the entire game for Lexington. Iselt gave up three hits, struck out two, and walked three on one of the worst nights of the year to pitch.

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