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2011-05-05 / Sports

Weimar Ends Lady Eagles Season

by Mike Organ

The Weimar Lady Cats beat Lexington 12-9 and 9-5 Saturday in Brenham to end the Lady Eagles’ softball season. Weimar hit the ball well, striking out only three times all afternoon, while Lexington walked back to the bench nine times. Lexington’s fielding was also suspect as the Lady Eagles committed 12 errors in the two games.

Game one was a game of survival. Weimar posted three runs in the first and one in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Lexington hammered Weimar pitching for eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead. Mackenzie Brown led off with a slap single. Tayllor Lagrone followed with a single, Veronica Richardson reached on an error, Megan Scantlin singled, Meghann Wrinkle singled, Courtney Robertson doubled, Hailey Jatzlau doubled, Brown followed with another single, and Lagrone singled the second time in the inning before the third out was made. Lexington led 8-4 and hopes were high.

Weimar put up five runs in the top of the fourth inning as they sent eleven batters to the plate. It could have been worse, the third out was made with the bases loaded. Two more runs in the top of the fifth put the Lady Cats up 11-8.

Lexington closed to 11-9 in the bottom of the fifth. Brown walked to lead off. She stole second and went all the way home as the catcher’s throw went into the outfield.

Weimar added one run in the sixth and then held Lexington scoreless the rest of the game.

Game two was a different story. Weimar jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never relinquished it. One run in the first, two in the second and one in the third got them the lead before Lexington could put a number on the board.

Robertson led off with a single in the Lexington fourth. Jatzlau doubled her home and Lagrone then plated Jatzlau with a single all with one out. No more damage could be done to the Weimar lead.

Lexington got down 9-2 before an attempted rally in the sixth. The Lady Eagles loaded the bases, but had two runners forced out at home and a strike out that snuffed out the charge.

In the seventh Lexington again rallied. This time they put runs on the board. Scantlin led off with a single, Wrinkle singled, and Robertson singled. Jatzlau and Brown singled and Lagrone got her third single of the game that should have put the Lady Eagles in prime scoring position but some tag outs on the base paths limited the number of scores. Kristin Boettcher walked and Madison Bexley singled before the final out of the season was made. Lexington netted only three runs on seven hits in the seventh inning.

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