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2013-05-02 / Sports

Eagles Close 2013 with a Loss

by Mike Organ


Kristin Boettcher awaits the throw as the Crawford Pirate slides safely into second during Game 2 last Saturday. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Kristin Boettcher awaits the throw as the Crawford Pirate slides safely into second during Game 2 last Saturday. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Lexington Eagles closed their 2013 season the way it started — with a tough, hard fought loss. The final district game of 2013 went to the Academy Bumblebees 4-3 on a sacrifice fly in the home half of the seventh inning. It was the last play of the season for both teams. With the end of the season, the Eagles say good bye to seniors Kogan Garrett, Logan Meuth, Chase Hibbeler, and Jason Washington.

Lexington took an early 2-0 lead in the game, striking in the top of the first inning. Corey Strain led off with a single, advanced on a groundout to short, and scored on W.E. Meuth’s single. Meuth then moved around on Kevin Letbetter’s single, a walk to Derek Dane, and Tyler Krenek’s bouncer, that was mishandled by the Bee shortstop.

The second inning saw Lexington advance their lead to 3-0. Strain again singled, this time with one out. Strain stole second and scored on Chase Hibbeler’s single.

Academy tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the third inning on four hits and a fielder’s choice. Lexington had gotten Dane to third in the top of the inning, but a strike out ended the threat.

The two teams battled for three and a half scoreless innings until Lexington met its Waterloo in the bottom of the seventh. A double and two walks loaded the bases, and a sacrifice fly ball to centerfield ended the contest.

Kogan Garrett pitched the first six innings for Lexington, allowing seven hits and three earned runs.

Garrett struck out five and walked one in his third outstanding effort in a row, winning two complete games and saving a third.

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