Salado Stops Lady Eagles 12-2
The reason for the Salado (SHS)12-2 execution of the Lexington Lady Eagles was the lack of execution by LHS. When you can’t lay down a bunt when needed, catch a fly ball, catch a ground ball, throw a strike, or if you catch the ball and throw it to the wrong base, it is the lack of execution. Lexington was at a loss for most of the game Tuesday afternoon, March 12.
The top of the first inning told the tale of what was to come. LHS got a lead-off walk to Bailey Reynolds. Mackenzie Brown laid down what was supposed to be a sacrifice bunt, but she beat the throw to first. LHS had runners on first and second with no outs. Another bunt was called for, but it was popped up. The SHS pitcher caught it and doubled the runner off first. A line drive was the third out of the inning, as Lexington had looked a gift horse in the mouth.
SHS scored in the bottom of the first without a hit. A walk and three wild pitches were the reason. After LHS’s three strike outs in the top of the second, SHS scored six runs in the bottom of the second. The six runs came on three hits and three errors . The third inning saw SHS score two more on three hits and two major outfield errors.
After admonishment by Coach Bradford, the girls got into the game for a little while. Kristen Boettcher led off with a triple to open the fourth inning. Courtney Robertson followed with a double to score the first run. Tayllor Lagrone slapped a solid single to get Robertson home.
Salado added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth, to end the execution by the mercy rule.