Bees Sting Lexington in Playoff
Academy beat Lexington 2-1 in a playoff game to decide which team would represent the district as the second place team. The Queens got two runs in the bottom of the third inning and made them stand for the victory.
A double, walk, and a single to the outfield scored a run. When the Lexington outfielder had trouble fielding the ball, the second run scored.
Lexington tried to come back in the top of the fourth. Meghann Wrinkle singled to lead off the inning. Courtney Robertson followed with a single to put two on base. Hailey Jazlau drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. After a pop out to the pitcher, Madison Bexley lofted a sacrifice fly ball to center field. The run was Lexington’s first in 15 innings. A ground out ended the Lexington threat.
Lexington threaten in the sixth and seventh but could not get the big hit when needed. In the sixth, Wrinkle walked to lead off. Robertson singled to get two runners on base again. A pop out to second, a strike out, and a ground out stopped the threat. In the top of the seventh, Tayllor Lagrone singled with one out and Veronica Richardson walked to get the tying run in scoring position. A grounder to third base forced the lead runner for the second out. A called third strike ended the game and sent Lexington to the playoffs as the third place team.
Lexington continued to be in a run scoring slump. They got as many hits as Academy but the timing was not there again. Robertson pitched a nice game, allowing only five hits. She threw only 85 pitches 56 of which were strikes. Robertson took some Pepto during the game for an upset stomach, but battled through the ill-feeling to finish the game.