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2012-04-12 / Sports

Eagles Stumble in Academy Loss

by Mike Organ

Lexington had Academy on the ropes Wednesday night, after jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, only to see the Bees rally for three in the fifth inning, and two more in the sixth. The runs Academy scored were partly gifts from the Lexington defense. Two outfield errors and two infield mishandles gave Academy the runs they needed to win the game.

Donnie Havard led off the third with a single. Logan Meuth was hit by the pitcher and Kogan Garrett singled to load the bases. Lane Turner was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Chase Hibbeler walked to force home another run and W.E. Meuth grounded into a fielder’s choice as Garrett scored.

Lexington had other chances to score, but W.E. Meuth was thrown out at the plate in the second inning. Turner got to third in the fifth inning, but the progress died there.

W.E. Meuth was the losing pitcher, but deserved better. Only one of the five runs charged to him was earned; the other four were the result of fielding mistakes. He gave up only two hits in the loss and struck out seven Bees.

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