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2012-03-01 / Sports

Lady Eagles Mash Milano 16-8

by Mike Organ

Lexington remained undefeated with Monday’s 16-8 win over Milano in Milam County. Lexington got off to a slow start, but their bats came alive and the Milano fielding went to pot. Lexington is now 5-0 for the young season.

Lexington scored one run in the top of the first inning when Meghann Wrinkle reached first on an error. Courtney Robertson walked and Kasey Smith singled home. Milano answered with two unearned runs in the bottom of the first. Lexington had an error and three walks, in addition to a single.

Lexington put four runs on the board in the second. The first came on a passed ball with the bases loaded. The other three were courtesy of Wrinkle’s second homer of the season. Lexington led 5-2. Milano plated two runs in their half of the inning to close to 5-4.

Both teams took the third inning off as the defenses picked up and the hitting slowed. In the fourth frame, Lexington put up one on Robertson’s third round-tripper of the season. The score was 6-4. Milano tied the score with two of their own.

The roof fell in on Milano in the Lexington fifth. A walk to Mariah Thornton started the inning. Kaylie Claire-Sherman reached on an error, Mackenzie Brown singled, Kassie Prew reached on an error, Wrinkle doubled, Robertson reached on an error, Smith doubled, Madison Bexley singled, and Claire- Sherman singled. In all, eight of Lexington’s nine batters scored before Milano could put out the fire. Lexington had a 14-6 lead. The Lady Eagles only allowed Milano two more runs the rest of the game.

Lexington added to their total in the top of the sixth inning. Brown singled and advanced on a fielding error to third. Robertson singled her home and then moved to third as the shortstop had trouble fielding Smith’s batted ball. Another error by Milano allowed Jorden Kelley, the courtesy runner, to score.

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