2017-04-27 / Sports

Eagles Nip Academy

Colby Bexley sets himself to throw out an Academy runner at first base. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN Colby Bexley sets himself to throw out an Academy runner at first base. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN by Mike Organ

Lexington scored a run in the top of the seventh inning without a hit. Ryan Garrison walked to open the inning. Lexington tried to bunt him to second base but failed. Coach Hobbs called for a Garrison steal. As Garrison was sliding into second the ball hit his foot, bounding into left field. Garrison was up an going, rounding third before Academy could get to the ball. The Bee throw home was offline as Garrison cruised across home with what proved to be the winning run.

Academy had scored first in this pitching duel. A single, a stolen base, a wild pitch, and a caught stealing put the Bees on the board. On the steal of second, the runner slid hard into Jacob King covering second on the throw from catcher, Connor Dodd. He was called out, but the runner on third scored.

Neither team scored in the second inning. The top of the third inning saw the Eagles take the upper hand. Garrison led off with a huge double. Nathanael Clifford singled him home to tie the game. Walker Hess singled Clifford t o third. King singled home Clifford with the go ahead run.

Academy tied the game in the bottom of the fourth at-bat. A lead off double by Lopez got things started. A ground out to second advanced the runner to third. A sacrifice fly to left tied the game.

Lexington played good defense behind the 8-hit pitching of Tanner Meuth. Meuth had the grit when Academy threatened in the bottom of the seventh. Two singles had runners at first and second with two out. Academy’s Edwards hit a sinking line drive toward left field. Garrison made a diving catch to seal the Lexington win.

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