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2012-04-19 / Sports

Lady Eagles Fall to Cameron

by Mike Organ

Lexington tried mightily, but failed, in their quest to continue the string of 17 straight years in the state playoffs. Lexington came from behind to take a 10-8 lead after six innings. They could not hold the Lady Yoe, as things fell apart for Lexington in the top of the seventh inning, while Cameron scored nine times. The 17-10 win by Cameron ends Lexington’s 16 year string of playoff participation.

Cameron jumped out to a 4-0 lead in their first at-bat. Three Lexington errors, coupled with three Yoe singles, produced the runs.

Lexington battled back starting in the second inning. Madison Bexley led off with a home run over the centerfield fence, her first as a Lady Eagle. Bailey Reynolds followed with a single, and Chelsea Nadeau reached on a fielder’s choice, as they tried to get Reynolds at second. Mariah Thornton drove a double to the fence to score both Reynolds and Nadeau, to make the score 4-3.


Chelsea Nadeau slides safely into home plate while the Cameron catcher signals “Any day now!” to her teammates in the 
field. PHOTO BY MELANIE SCANTLIN. Chelsea Nadeau slides safely into home plate while the Cameron catcher signals “Any day now!” to her teammates in the field. PHOTO BY MELANIE SCANTLIN. Cameron got two runs in the fourth on three hits and an Eagle error to move out to a 6-3 lead. Lexington would answer in their half of the inning.

Nadeau reached on an error by Cameron. Thornton singled to put two on. A wild pitch allowed Nadeau to score, as Thornton moved to second. Mackenzie Brown reached on a fielder’s choice as the Yoe tried to get Thornton. Courtney Robertson lofted a fly ballot left that scored Thornton. Kasey Smith singled to plate Brown to tie the game at six.

Lexington took the lead in the fifth on a triple by Nadeau and a sacrifice fly by Thornton. Lexington led 7-6.

Cameron retook the lead in the top of the sixth on three hits, a hit batter, and an intentional walk to load the bases. The two runs put the Yoe ahead 8-7.

Lexington needing the win, rallied once more. Robertson singled with one out in their half of the sixth. Bexley singled to score Jorden Kelley with the tying run. Reynolds walked to put two on base. Kassie Prew delivered a long single to score both runners, to give Lexington a 10-8 lead going into the top of the seventh inning.

Waterloo was here for Lexington. Cameron coupled five hits with six Lexington errors for nine runs in the top of the seventh, effectively ending the Eagles chances at the playoffs.

Lexington ended the season in Rogers Tuesday night.

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