Rogers Tops Eagles 11-7
Rogers scored in the top of the first inning on two singles, a walk, and a run- scoring double. Lexington took the lead in the bottom of the first. Donnie Havard led off with a single. Havard was forced at second and Josh O’Conner was caught stealing. Kaelan Blok walked in front of Tyler Moerbe’s RBI double to the fence. Logan Meuth followed with a single to send Moerbe scurrying home with the second run. Lexington loaded the bases with two out before a called third strike ended the rally.
Rogers tied the game in the top of the third inning with a run. Rogers then took what looked like a commanding lead in the fourth with five runs to go up 7-2.
Lexington answered in the bottom of the inning with four runs. Dylan Islet singled to open the inning. The third baseman’s throw went into right field allowing the speedy Iselt to advance to third base. Chase Hibbeler hit a grounder to second base that got Iselt home. Hibbeler was safe at first when the Rogers fielder erred fielding the ball. Lane Turner then followed with the big hit of the night. A home run to left field that left the ball yard with room to spare to make the score 7-5. Havard followed the homer with a walk. The little scooter stole second base and moved to third on O’Conner’s fly ball to right field. Blok had a swinging but the pitcher fielded and tried to get Havard sliding home but failed. Lexington was now down 7-6 and Rogers brought in a left-handed reliever. He stopped the rally cold.
Rogers then added three runs in the fifth as Lexington continued to fail against the reliever. Lexington did not solve the portside throws until the sixth when Havard and O’Conner got backto back doubles for a run but then it was back to outs.
In the seventh Kogan Garrett was hit by a pitch. Collin Wiggins singled to put runners on first and second. A strike out and a grounder to third ended the rally.