Article by Blake Franklin-
The Lexington High School Lady Tigers softball team had an unforgettable day on Friday, March 26. 2021. The Lady Tigers would make some everlasting memories in route to successfully completing two extra inning ballgames that were won in the last inning by Lexington. LHS would take victories over Brooks High School and also against the #11 ranked team in the nation, Bob Jones High School.
In their second win of the day, Lexington would go up against Brooks. The game being tied at six, going into the bottom of the eighth inning, Kennedy Brown would single on a 2-2 count to score the game winning run. In getting to that point of the game, Lexington would score one run in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game. Brooks scored two runs in the top of the second before LHS cut into the lead by plating a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Brooks would score another run in the top of the fifth. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score, 4-4, and send it into extra innings. Lexington allowed Brooks to score two runs in the top half of the eighth inning before knocking in three runs to take the victory in walk-off fashion.
Pitching for the Lady Tigers was Kailyn Melton to start off the game. Melton went seven innings and allowed only four hits, while striking out three. She would allow five runs in her outing, as well. Marley Maness came on in relief and pitched…
For the complete article, see the March 31st edition of The Lexington Progress.