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2012-02-23 / Sports

Lady Eagles Master Competition in Caldwell Tourney

by Mike Organ


Mackenzie Brown beats the attempted tag by the Madisonville first baseman. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Mackenzie Brown beats the attempted tag by the Madisonville first baseman. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Lady Eagles did very well in the aborted Caldwell softball tourney this past weekend. The Lady Eagles defeated Madsionville, New Caney Porter, and the Waller JV in three games Thursday. Weather caused the bracket games on Saturday to be cancelled. The sudden storm in the Caldwell area Wednesday night forced the pool games to be played in Lexington.

Lexington beat Madisonvile 7- 0 Thursday morning, topped Porter 7- 5 after lunch, and whipped Waller JV 12-7 in the late afternoon contest. The wins would have placed Lexington in the championship bracket on Saturday.

Lexington 7
Madisonville 0

Lexington scored early as Mackenzie Brown led off with a single. Madison Bexley walked after Brown stole second. A walk to Meghann Wrinkle loaded the bases. Courtney Robertson singled home a run with the bases still loaded. Kasey Smith walked to force another run home. In the second inning, Mariah Thornton walked to lead off. Kassie Prew walked to put runners on first and second. Brown slapped a hit to third. The throw was wild, and two runs scored with Brown moving to third. Wrinkle reached on an error setting up Robertson. A three-run home run followed as Robertson homered for the second time in two games. The game was called due to time constraints after three innings.

Lexington 7 NC
Porter 5

As with the opening game, the Lady Eagles’ fielding put the offense at risk. Seven errors allowed NC Porter to score five runs. Meghann Wrinkle pitched the game for Lexington and her ERA is 0.00, even though the opponent scored five runs. Lexington scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Brown walked, Wrinkle walked, Robertson plated two with a double, and Smith got the third home with a sacrifice fly to left. In the second inning, Rachael Beard reached on an error to start the inning. Chelsea Nadeau and Wrinkle walked to load the bases. Robertson popped her second double to score two. Smith got her second RBI with a ground out to short. The final run came as Thornton reached on an error and Kaylie Claire-Sherman singled her home .

Lexington 12
Waller JV 7

Lexington twice spotted the Lady Dogs’ runs before settling down to defeat the 4A JV team. Waller scored two in the top of the first. Lexington answered with four runs in their half. Prew and Wrinkle walked in front of Robertson’s double. Smith followed with a double and Beard singled home the fourth run. Waller added four to their total in the second, but Lexington answered quickly. Brown singled, Prew walked, Wrinkle doubled, Smith walked, Bexley doubled, Beard singled, Thornton singled, Brown singled, and Prew reached on an error, as the Lady Eagles put up eight runs and the game out of reach.

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