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2013-03-07 / Sports

Eagles Capture 3rd in Home Town Tourney

by Mike Organ

The Lexington Eagles won two games and lost one in the Lexington baseball tourney this past weekend. The Eagles avenged a defeat by Franklin last weekend with a 13-5 win over the Lions. St. Andrews of Austin proved to be a tough opponent for all teams in the tourney. SA defeated Lexington 11-0 in route to winning the tourney.

Game 1 on Thursday saw the Eagles defeat Franklin. The Eagles jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead on a walk to Kevin Letbetter, a Kogan Garrett single, a W.E. Meuth walk, and Derek Dane’s triple. The Eagles batted around in the first, leaving the bases loaded. A single run for the Eagles came in the fourth. Garrett reached on an error and W.E. Meuth tripled him home. Franklin got one in the third, but Lexington ripped Franklin for nine runs in the fourth. Garrett reached first, leading off. W.E. singled, Dane walked, Corey Strain singled, Jason Washington singled, Noble Little singled, and a triple by Logan Meuth put up seven runs. Letbetter singled and Garrett followed, with an exclamation point, with a long home run over the right field fence. Lexington led 13-1. Franklin scored four runs in the top of the fifth, but time ran out.

Game 2 on Thursday was a wash, as St. Andrews’ pitcher, Andrew McInvale, had the Eagles’ number. He only allowed four hits, all singles, and none in the same inning. McInvale held Lexington scoreless, while his teammates were scoring 11 runs.

Saturday’s game was much like the first game Thursday. Lexington led 3-2, going into the bottom of the fourth inning. Lexington scored eight runs in the half-inning explosion. The first three runs came in the third inning. Logan Meuth doubled to lead off. Brother W.E. sacrifice bunted Logan to third, but the second baseman dropped the throw at first base, allowing Logan to score and W.E. to get to second. Derek Dane singled, and Chase Hibbeler singled home two runs. In the fourth, Noble Little reached with a one-out walk. Logan singled, W.E. walked, Garrett singled home two, Dane reached, Letbetter singled, Hibbeler singled, Jason Washington walked, Tyler Krenek singled, and Little singled, as the Eagles plated eight runs to capture third place in the tourney.

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