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2011-04-14 / Sports

Eagles Send Academy Marching Home


by Mike Organ by Mike Organ Lexington moved into sole possession of second place in District 27-AA with an 11-1 defeat of the Academy Bumblebees Tuesday night. Lexington took an early 3-0 in the second inning and then opened the game up in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Lexington was close to blowing the game wide open earlier but the Bees would not let it happen. Lexington left the bases loaded in the second and fourth innings when they scored three times in each. The Eagles also left one on in the first and two in the third inning.

In the second Logan Meuth led off with a double, Dylan Iselt followed with a single. Chase Hibbeler walked and Donnie Havard singled to right field to score two runners. Josh O’Conner doubled behind first base to score Hibbeler.

In the fourth Havard led off with a single. O’Conner reached on an error and Kaelan Blok doubled sendng home Havard. Tyler Moerbe hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield that scored O’Conner. Meuth singled home Blok.

In the game-ending fifth inning for Lexington, Havard reached on an error but was caught stealing for an out. Blok then singled with one out, Collin Wiggins walked, and Meuth reached on an error by the shortstop.

Islet singled, Kogan Garrett reached on an error, Hibbeler was hit by a pitch, and Greg Tiemann singled home the final two runs to make the score 11-1. The game was called due to the mercy rule at that point.

Iselt pitched the entire game for Lexington, holding Academy to four hits and striking out four.

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