Lady Eagles @ Rockdale Tourney
The Lady Eagles went to Rockdale playing some good softball. On Thursday they played good ball, but lost two of three games. Lexington lost to Weimar and Waco Reicher 2-1. They beat host Rockdale 2-1, but still were ranked fourth in pool play. This earned the girls the opportunity to play Groesbeck at 11:00 Friday morning with a biting north wind in both team’s face. The Lady Eagles then popped the Rockdale JV in Friday afternoon’s contest, with the wind still blowing.
Reicher got off to a quick start scoring twice in the top of the first inning. A walk and a double got the first run across the plate. A wild pitch allowed the second run to score. Lexington managed just two base runners the entire game. Courtney Robertson had a walk in the first, and Melanie Scantlin was hit by a pitch in the fourth. Those were the only base runners, as the Lady Eagles suffered through a nohit performance by the Reicher pitcher.
Lexington started quickly against Rockdale in the second game. Meghann Wrinkle bunted to reach first. Scantlin sacrificed Wrinkle to second and Robertson popped a single to right center to score Wrinkle. Rockdale answered quickly in the bottom of the second, scoring their only run on a Lexington error, followed by a double. Lexington answered in the top of the third when Wrinkle hit a ball to right field. By the time the ball was returned to the infield, Wrinkle had crossed home with what proved to be the winning run. Rockdale tried to tie the game in the fourth in the time truncated game, but failed. A couple of Lexington errors put runners at first and third when the third out was made.
Lexington and Weimar hooked up in one of their classic games. Weimar prevailed 2-0 in this encounter. Weimar got their runs in the top of the third inning. A single, a bunt, and error on a fly ball, and the damage was done. Mariah Thornton continued her hitting with a single and double. Robertson got the only other Lexington hit, as the Lady Eagles were shut out for the second time in a day.
Friday morning’s frosty meeting with Groesbeck was a disaster. Robertson pitched well enough to win, but 10 fielding errors allowed plenty of base-running for the Lady Goats. The pitcher from Groesbeck was very sharp also, not allowing Lexington a base runner until Scantlin’s two-out single in the third. Wrinkle got a hit later in the contest, but did not advance past second. Robertson only gave up three hits, but the frosty fielding gloves helped Groesbeck immensely.
Lexington ended Friday with an 8-1 win over the Rockdale JV. The Lady Eagles combined five hits with nine walks issued by the Rockdale pitcher. Lexington started off with a walk to Wrinkle. Kristen Boettcher singled home Wrinkle with the first run. Lexington waited until the third, with walks to Boettcher, Robertson, and Lagrone filled the bases. Thornton grounded out to first, scoring a run. Madison Bexley walked, Alyssa Mireles walked to refill the bases. Lagrone scored with a wild pitch to Bliss Brewer. Wrinkle tripled to right center and scored on Boettcher’s ground out, to open the fourth. Scantlin walked, Robertson doubled her home, and Lagrone doubled to get three runs home, and throwing errors allowed Lagrone a trip to home plate with the Lady Eagles’ 8th run.