Lady Eagles Smoke Bees 9-0
The Lexington Lady Eagles remained undefeated in district play with a 9-0 defeat of the Academy Lady Bees. Lexington won behind the excellent pitching of Meghann Wrinkle and some timely hitting. Leading the hit parade was freshman Melanie Scantlin with two triples, and Madison Bexley with two doubles.
The two teams were locked in a scoreless battle until the top of the third inning. Kristin Boettcher drew a one-out walk. Boettcher moved to second on Courtney Robertson’s ground out. Wrinkle then got Lexington’s first hit, to drive home Boettcher with what proved to be the winning run.
Lexington scored another run in the top of the fourth inning. Bexley smoked a double to left center to lead off. Mariah Thornton slapped a single to right field to score Bexley.
The next Lexington run came in the fifth inning. Wrinkle singled to lead off and stole second. Tayllor Lagrone hit a long fly ball to right field that advanced Wrinkle to third. The Academy catcher tried to pick her off third, but the throw went into left field, allowing Wrinkle to cruise home.
The Lady Eagles put some distance between them and Academy in the sixth. Scantlin led off with the first of her triples. Bailey Reynolds hit a grounder to third that was misplayed, allowing Scantlin to score. Reynolds advanced to second when Mackenzie Brown sacrificed. Robertson walked. Wrinkle bunted safely as Reynolds scored, and Lagrone hit a hard line drive to right field that skipped right past the fielder, as the next two runs scored.
The final two runs were scored in the seventh. Bexley hit a long fly over the leftfielder for her second double. Thornton moved the runner to third with a grounder to first. Bexley scored on a wild pitch, just before Scantlin smacked her second triple of the night to left center. Reynolds plated the final run with a long sacrifice fly to right field.
All the hitting supported the shutout pitching of Wrinkle. Wrinkle struck out eight and walked zero in an outstanding performance. Academy got three hits off Wrinkle, two of which came in the bottom of the seventh when the game was basically over.