Eagles 4th in Tourney
The Lexington Eagles finished fourth in their own tourney this past weekend. The Eagles defeated Burton, lost to St. Andrews, and to Bastrop. The caliber of competition in the tourney was quite high with two 4A teams, Wimberley and Franklin.
Lexington opened the scoring in the second inning as Derek Dane singled. He moved to second on a wild pitch, to third as Colin Wiggins flied out to right field, and scored on another wild pitch. Three more runs scored in the third inning. Logan Meuth was on by error, Chase Hibbeler was hit by a pitch, and Donnie Havard walked to load the bases. Dane hit a grounder the third baseman erred, to score two. Havard scored on a wild pitch, to put four runs on the scoreboard without an RBI. Burton struck for four runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game. Lexington answered big time in the bottom of the inning with 10 runs. Lane Turner reached on an error, Hibbeler doubled, Havard walked, Corey Strain reached on a fielder’s choice, as a run scored. Wiggins singled to score two more runs and Jason Washington reached on an error by the shortstop. Kogan Garrett reached on an error, Logan Meuth walked, Turner walked, Hibbeler hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, Strain singled home another run, and Wiggins doubled home the game ender.
St. Andrews 9
Lexington fell behind 5-0 early and never quite recovered. The Eagles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. St. Andrews squelched that rally with four runs in the top of the seventh. Austin Smith reached on an error for Lexington in the sixth to get things started. Jason Washington walked, Kogan Garrett singled, London Jacob reached on a fielder’s choice as a run scored. Hibbeler reached on an error and Donnie Havard singled for the Eagles three runs.
Bastrop had more depth of pitching as the Eagles were running on tired arms, bad legs from the track meet, and questionable fielding. The fielding in this game saw seven Eagle errors. The tired arms were still effective as the Bears only got five hits, and the sore legs did not help the Eagle running game. The two Eagle runs came in the second and third innings. The second inning run came on a Donnie Havard single, a walk, a ground out, and a passed ball. The third inning run came on as Kogan Garrett was hit by a pitch, Logan Meuth walked, and Lane Turner’s fielder’s choice to short. Meuth was forced at second and the second baseman threw wildly trying to get Garrett heading home.