2017-05-04 / Sports

Eagles Lose but Win

by Mike Organ

Sound confusing? Lexington lost their final district game to Franklin, 7-2. Rogers defeated Academy 4- 2, giving Lexington the 4th seed from District 20-3A in the state playoffs.

Franklin jumped out to a 3- 0 lead before Lexington even had a chance to bat. A single, an error, a single, a sacrifice fly, and another single plated the three runs for the visiting Lions. Franklin upped its lead to 5-0 before the Eagles could get a runner across home plate.

The first Eagle run came in the fourth inning. Tanner Meuth singled, went to second on a walk to Nathanael Clifford, moved to third on a fielder’s choice by Franklin, that got no one out. Meuth scored on a ground out by Jacob King.

The next Eagle run came in the sixth inning after Franklin had increased its total to 7 in the fifth at-bat. Sam Perry struck out, but reached first when the catcher could not control the ball after the swing. Perry moved to second on another walk to Clifford. King delivered his second RBI of the game with a sharp single. That concluded the scoring for the game, as neither team scored in the seventh.

The Eagles won the right to enter the playoffs as the 4th seed from District 30. The Eagles will play Groesbeck in a home and home series.

The first game will be Friday in Lexington at 7:00 pm. The second and third games (if necessary) will be Saturday in Groesbeck starting at 1:00. The third game will start 30 minutes after the second game if needed.

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