2011-05-05 / Sports

Florence Tops Eagles

by Mike Organ

With Lexington only needing a victory to sew up second place in District 27-AA the Florence Buffaloes came to town wanting to spoil the Eagle achievement. The Buffs brought their ‘A’ game and beat Lexington 11-8 to temporarily derail Lexington playoff plans. Little did anyone know, that last place Academy would rise up and beat Rogers to hand second place to the Eagles.

Florence jumped out to a 8-0 lead after three innings. Tyler Moerbe cut that in half with one swing of the bat. A grand slam home run brought Lexington to 8-4. Lane Turner walked to lead off, Josh O’Conner walked, and Kaelan Blok walked setting the stage for Moerbe’s big fly.

Lexington closed to 8-6 in the fourth. Turner led off with a double, Donnie Havard reached on a dropped third strike, and Blok delivered them home with a single.

Florence widened the lead to 11-6 with three runs in the fifth. Lexington could only get two more in the seventh. O’Conner doubled in front of a Blok triple. Blok scored on a wild pitch to get Lexington to 11-8 but that was it for the Eagles.

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