2012-04-05 / Sports

Eagles Skunk Thorndale 10-0

by Mike Organ

Lexington used an opportunistic offense and shut-down pitching by W.E. Meuth to defeat Thorndale 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night. The biggest Lexington hit of the night was a two-run home run by Kogan Garrett in the fourth inning. Lexington had a big second inning when they batted around, plus two, to take a 6-0 lead.

Lexington scored in their first at-bat. Logan Meuth reached on an error. Garrett singled him to third and Lane Turner lofted a sacrifice fly to right field to send Meuth home.

Pitcher W.E. Meuth led off the pivotal second with a single. Meuth moved to second as Colin Wiggins grounded to the shortstop, who erred in fielding. Derek Dane singled home W.E. Jason Washington was hit by the pitcher to load the bases. Donnie Havard hit a sac fly to centerfield to bring in the second run of the inning. Logan Meuth singled to load the bases again. Garrett got an RBI on a ground out to first base. Chase Hibbeler walked to reload the bases. W.E. walked in his second at bat in the inning to force the fifth run.

Teammates congratulate Kogan Garrett on his home run against Thorndale. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Teammates congratulate Kogan Garrett on his home run against Thorndale. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington added three more in the fourth inning after being scoreless in the third. Logan Meuth led off with a double. The Garrett bomb followed. Turner doubled following the homer. Hibbeler singled home Turner and W.E walked, as Lexington assumed a 9-0 lead.

In the fifth inning, Havard walked with one out. Havard stole second and then scored on Logan Meuth’s single.

Freshman W.E. Meuth then set the Bulldogs down in order in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. Meuth was in such control he threw only 46 pitches in the five inning game. Of the 46, 31 were strikes, and he walked none of the Dogs. Only two got to first base with a hit.

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