2013-03-14 / Sports

Baseball in Short Horn Territory

by Mike Organ

The Eagles had an unpleasant weekend in Schulenburg. The Eagles had their moments, but they were few and far between, as they suffered losses to Smithville, Columbus, and Port Lavaca.

In Thursday’s first game, Smithville scored first in the top of the second inning. They plated five runs, as the Eagles gave up two earned runs of the five. Lexington got their first run in the bottom of the third. Logan Meuth walked with one out. He stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Derek Dane’s single.

The other Eagle run came in the fifth inning. Meuth doubled with one out. He then scored on brother W.E. Meuth’s single. Those were the highlights in the game for Lexington.

The Eagles were ahead of Columbus 2-0 after one and a half innings, but home plate could not be found by the pitchers, leading to a 9-4 Columbus victory. The Eagle mound staff walked 12 Columbus batters, 10 of those came after the third inning. That did not include two hit batters. Lexington took the lead in the top of the second on an error and Walt Green’s RBI triple. The second Eagle run came in the third on a lead off double by Logan Meuth. He later scored on a ground out by Kogan Garrett. Lexington added a run in the fifth on a lead off single by Meuth. Two stolen bases later, he scored on another ground out by Garrett. The final Lexington run came on a one-out walk to Jason Washington. Two stolen bases later, he was at third. A wild pitch to Green got Washington home for the final run.

Lexington faced 4A Port Lavaca in Saturday’s final game. Lexington played PL even in the first inning and then the wheels fell off, with PL winning 13-2. Lexington scored two in the bottom of the first on singles by W.E. Meuth and Garrett. Chase Hibbeler hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Meuth. Garrett scored on a passed ball by the PL catcher. Garrett had a double later in the third inning with two outs. The Eagles could not score.

Once again, throwing the ball over the plate was a problem for the Eagles who offered up 9 walks.

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