Lexington Scores in Eighth to Beat Xenia by One
By: Maddie Kuhn
LEXINGTON, KY – The Lexington Hustlers and the Xenia Scouts were tied for nearly three innings before the Hustlers broke the tie and secured the 6-5 win.
Extra innings seemed imminent in the Bluegrass State until a Taylor Rozier single and two walks loaded the bases for the Hustlers in the bottom of the eighth. Matt Phipps tagged up and scored on a Corey Bays sacrifice fly for Lexington’s final run.
Xenia had 15 hits to Lexington’s 9, but the Scouts left twelve men on base. The Scouts also gave up two unearned runs in the bottom of the second after an error by the second baseman.
Justin Fahy, David Gabel and Buck Harris all contributed three hits to the Scouts’ Opening Day effort. Meanwhile, eight Hustlers had at least one hit in the game.
Shaun Meyer was victorious after giving up just two earned runs and seven hits with one walk and a strikeout in four innings of work. Shane Armstrong had the loss for Xenia, giving up one run and two walks with three K’s in three and two-thirds innings. Brent Cobb earned the save with an inning of scoreless baseball.