Eagles Slam Gateway in Opener
The Lexington Eagles beat Gateway of Georgetown 11-1 in five innings Monday night in the season opener. Logan Meuth led the Eagles with two doubles, a triple, and five RBIs. Lane Turner kept the gate closed on the Georgetown team until the top of the fifth inning with his clutch pitching.
Kogan Garrett, who went 4 for 4 for the night, led off with a single. He moved to third on an errant pickoff throw and scored on a wild pitch. That was it for the Eagle first.
In the second, Corey Strain got a two-out walk. Noble Little singled him home after an error by the first baseman. Garrett got his second single and Logan Meuth doubled both home for a 4-0 lead.
Lane Turner reached on an error by the third baseman to open the Eagle third. W.E. Meuth walked, and Colin Wiggins walked to load the bases. Austin Smith forced Wiggins at second as Ethan Ragland, the courtesy runner, scored. Strain singled to score Garrett with the second run of the inning for Lexington.
Two more Eagle runs came in the fourth inning. Garrett led off with his third single. Logan Meuth followed with his second double to score Garrett. Turner singled with one out to send Meuth scurrying home.
Lexington finished the game off in the fifth after allowing Gateway a run in the top of the inning. Smith reached on an error. Corey Strain singled and then a double steal occurred. Walt Green lifted a sacrifice fly ball to left field deep enough to score Smith. Garrett got his fourth single of the game and Meuth followed with his base clearing triple to end the game.
Turner pitched a good game for the opening game. He struck out 12 Gators, leaving only three putouts for his fielders. He threw 105 pitches in the game, 58 were strikes. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.