2013-03-21 / Sports

Eagles Fall to Salado 7-1

by Mike Organ

Chase Hibbeler on the mound for Lexington. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Chase Hibbeler on the mound for Lexington. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington lost to #1 ranked Salado in a game that was closer than the score shows. (I will refer to the teams as LHS and SHS, because they are both Eagles.) LHS took the lead 1-0 in the second, while holding SHS scoreless for two innings. SHS broke through on errors in the third to take the lead and spoil a great pitching performance by LHS’s Chase Hibbeler.

Derek Dane led off the LHS second with a triple to left center field. After a couple of strike outs, freshman Tyler Krenek singled him home for the first run of the game.

SHS took the lead in the bottom of the third inning on a couple of walks, two errors, and two hits. It was a lead they would never relinquish. SHS also added two runs in the fifth, and two in the sixth, to reach the final margin.

Lexington threatened to score once more in the top of the seventh. Jason Washington beat out an infield single, and moved to second on a passed ball by the catcher. Krenek walked, Logan Meuth hit a grounder, the SHS fielder forced Krenek at second, leaving runners at first and third. A third out was made before Washington could score.

Hibbeler pitched the first five innings, being charged with five runs; none were earned due to Lexington gratuities.

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