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2012-05-03 / Sports

Florence Flubs Lexington 11-1

Lexington played Florence last Monday afternoon in Florence for two reasons. One, because Florence spent good money to build a nice field, without lights. Two, because state mandated testing began Tuesday morning and the powers that be say there will be no extra curricular activities during the tests.

Those were the only reasons to play the game, because Lexington had already sewed up the third playoff spot from District 27-AA. The Eagles played like that also.

The game started off in good Eagle fashion. Donnie Havard lashed a double to lead off. A wild pitch moved Havard to third and Kogan Garrett’s RBI grounder to first produced a run. Little did anyone know that would be Lexington’s last run.

In the bottom of the first inning Eagle pitcher, W.E. Meuth struck out the first two batters he faced. Then the strike zone began moving around as he walked the next two batters and an error tied the score. The next batter lined a double to make the score 3-1 Florence after one inning.

Chase Hibbeler led off with a single to start the Eagle second. He was forced at second before a runner was picked off at first. Derek Dane singled to left field for the Eagles’ second hit of the inning, but no runs. Lexington only got one more hit the rest of the game and that was Logan Meuth’s single with two out in the sixth.

The game was ended in the sixth inning because Florence had a 10-run lead.

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