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2012-03-29 / Sports

Lexington 9 Rogers 6

by Mike Organ

Lexington moved into a tie for third place in district play with a 9-6 win over Rogers Saturday afternoon. The tie for third place is with six of the district’s eight teams. This race looks to be one of the closest in District 27AA history.

Things did not start off well for Lexington. Rogers scored three runs in the top of the first inning and two more in the top of the second, to put Lexington down 5-0. That is when the Mean Green started to battle back.

W.E. Meuth singled to lead off. Colin Wiggins reached on an error by the third baseman. Jacob Snyder forced Meuth at third, while reaching first. Jason Washington forced Snyder at second, as he reached first. Donnie Havard singled home Wiggins with Washington speeding around to third. Havard moved to second on the throw to third. Logan Meuth singled home both runners, as the Green Eagles were only down 5-3.

With Lane Turner keeping Rogers off the scoreboard, the Eagle offense tied the game in the third. Turner led off with a walk. Kogan Garrett followed with a single. Wiggins singled to score Austin Smith, the courtesy runner for Turner. Washington got hit by a pitch. Havard singled again to score Garrett.

The Eagle offense kept on going in the fourth. Derek Dane got hit. Turner hit a grounder the shortstop erred fielding. Garrett grounded out to second base to score Dane. W.E. Meuth doubled to move Smith home. Lexington led 7-5.

Rogers closed to 7-6 in the sixth, but Lexington answered with two more runs in their half of the inning. W.E. Meuth struck out, but the catcher missed the ball and Meuth ended up on first. Wiggins reached as they tried to get Meuth at second, but the throw was late. Havard singled again for a run and Logan Meuth doubled to plate Wiggins, for a 9-6 Lexington lead.

Rogers still had some threats for Lexington. Rogers loaded the bases in the top of the seventh. W.E. Meuth was summoned from shortstop to quell the uprising, which he did. (See page B4 for game stats.)

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