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2012-03-15 / Sports

Eagles @ Stanley Kist Tourney

by Mike Organ

The weather permitted Lexington to play two games in the Stanley Kist Tourney on Thursday. The Eagles defeated Edna and then fell to Sacred Heart of Hallettsville in the second game.

Lexington 8 Edna 1

Lexington had a big second inning to put the game solidly in the Eagles’ favor. Chase Hibbeler was hit to open the inning. W.E. Meuth moved Hibbeler to second. Derek Dane hit a ball to short that was misplayed, allowing Hibbeler to score and Dane to reach first. Jason Washington walked to move Dane forward and Kogan Garrett was intentionally passed to first. Donnie Havard delivered two runs with a bases-loaded double. Logan Meuth hit a grounder to short that was misplayed, again, scoring another run, and allowed Logan to advance to second. Lane Turner singled home Logan with the sixth run of the inning. Two more runs came in the third on W.E. Meuth’s walk, a double by Dane, and a sacrifice fly by Washington. W.E. Meuth pitched the entire game for Lexington, allowing Edna only two hits and one run.

Sacred Heart 9 Lexington 3

Lexington took an early 3-1 lead but Sacred Heart took the lead in the bottom of the third inning and expanded the lead in the fourth with the help of a grand slam. Lexington scored in the top of the first inning on a walk to Donnie Havard, a stolen base, and Lane Turner’s RBI single. Sacred Heart answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning. Derek Dane led off the Eagle second with a triple. He scored on London Jacob’s grounder to first. The Eagles’ third run came in the third. Kogan Garrett led off with a single. The first baseman missed a pick off throw, moving Garrett to third. Logan Meuth’s double easily scored Garrett. Sacred Heart took the lead in the bottom of the third on four solid hits and an Eagle error. The Indians added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, and were still batting when time expired.

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