2011-04-07 / Sports

Lady Eagles Zap Florence

by Mike Organ

Lexington, in a less than sterling performance, topped bottom dweller Florence 14-1 in five innings Saturday afternoon in Florence. The start of the game was delayed thirty minutes due to the umpires failing to show. This is the second time this season for that to happen to the two teams. Randy Wrinkle, an ASA certified umpire from Lexington, filled-in in the field after one of the assignees showed. The officials failed to show last season in Florence for the same game.

Lexington scored one run in the top of the first. Megan Scantlin walked to open the game. She moved around the bases on wild pitches and an error. Later in the inning Lexington loaded the bases with two out, but was unable to score.

After a scoreless second inning, Lexington began to come alive in the third. Lexington turned two walks a single by Meghann Wrinkle and a double by Taylor Lagrone into three runs for a 4-0 lead.

Taylor Lagrone takes a hack at a Florence pitch. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Taylor Lagrone takes a hack at a Florence pitch. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. In the fourth, the roof fell in on the Lady Buffs. Lexington scored seven runs on just two hits. A single by Hailey Jatzlau and a double by Courtney Robertson drove in runs. Lexington received a walk and four errors by the Lady Buffs.

Lexington topped off the scoring with three runs in the top of the fifth. A Robertson single, a walk to Jatzlau, and singles by Kristin Boettcher and Marley Ross produced the scoring.

Courtney Robertson and Meghann Wrinkle combined to toss a three-hitter at the Lady Buffs. They struck out nine Lady Buffs in the five inning game.

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