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2012-03-08 / Sports

Eagles Grab Granger 10-8

by Mike Organ

Lexington topped Granger Tuesday night 10-8 in Granger. The Eagles rallied for five runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Lexington then held on for the win.

Lexington scored first in the top of the third inning when Kogan Garrett reached first base. He moved to second and scored on Logan Meuth’s single. Granger answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead.

In the third inning Donnie Havard was hit by a pitch leading off. He moved to second when the Granger second baseman erred in fielding W.E. Meuth’s grounder. Derek Dane hit a grounder to short that forced W. E. at second. Havard, running on the hit, scored when the ball was thrown to second. Granger followed with a run in their half of the inning to take a 4-2 lead.

The fifth was the Eagles big hurrah. Logan Meuth got a oneout double. Lane Turner reached on an error with Logan scoring. Chase Hibbeler singled, moving Corey Strain, running for Turner, to third. Havard singled to plate Strain. W.E. Meuth walked, before a Dane sacrifice fly, and Colin Wiggins’ fly ball was dropped by the right fielder allowing two more runs to cross home. Granger scored two in the bottom of the fifth to close to 7-6.

Lexington continued to score with two more very important runs in the top of the sixth. Logan Meuth walked, Turner doubled, and Hibbeler walked to load the bases. Havard singled to score Logan. W.E. singled to score Strain. Hibbeler got thrown out at home. Lexington added another run in the top of the seventh. Wiggins reached on an error and stole second. He came home on Garrett’s single. Granger got two runs in the bottom of the seventh but it was too little, too late.

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