2012-03-22 / Sports

Jarrell Plucks Eagles

by Mike Organ

Lexington and Jarrell played good baseball for five innings. Jarrell was leading 5-3 going into the top of the sixth inning when Jarrell erupted for a deciding eight runs. The Eagles fall to 1-2 in district play, with a tough week ahead.

Jarrell struck early with two runs in the top of the first inning. Lexington quickly answered in their half of the first. Donnie Havard singled and Logan Meuth doubled to put runners in scoring position. Chase Hibbeler laced a two-out single to drive the tying runs home.

Jarrell came back with a single run in the second and two runs in the third to take a 5-2 lead. An Eagle error allowed the single run to get into scoring position. The two runs in the third were both earned.

Lexington got one back in the bottom of the third. Kogan Garrett reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a ground out, and scored when Logan Meuth’s grounder went through the Jarrell first baseman.

W.E. Meuth on the mound during the Eagles’ loss to Jarrell. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. W.E. Meuth on the mound during the Eagles’ loss to Jarrell. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. In the fifth, Garrett reached on a single, Havard’s grounder to second moved him to second, and a wild pitch allowed Garrett third. A ground ball back to the pitcher ended that threat.

Jarrell bats started hitting Eagle pitches and two errors aided the Cougar cause as they put up eight runs in the top of the sixth inning. Lexington mounted a charge in the bottom half of the sixth when Derek Dane reached on an error and Colin Wiggins walked with two outs. A strike out ended the threat and the game.

W.E. Meuth was the losing pitcher for the Eagles. W.E. pitched very well, with good movement on his fastball and just enough of a breaking pitch to keep Jarrell off balance. Coach Craig Finley felt he had thrown enough pitches after three very competitive innings.

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