Article by Blake Franklin-
The Lexington High School Big Red Tigers baseball team would take on their in-county rival last Monday and Tuesday, on April 26 and 27. The Tigers were looking to come away being crowned as champions of the “Battle of Henderson County.” Lexington was unable to secure the crown as they would drop both games against Scotts Hill and see the Lions take the title as being the top high school baseball team in Henderson County. Lexington would lose both games by a combined 18 runs.
The first game against Scotts Hil was played in the southern part of the county on the Lions home field last Monday, April 26. Lexington would fall to an early deficit in the first inning when Scotts Hill would score a run. The Tigers would allow the Lions to plate four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and then Lexington came back and scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning. But, in the bottom of the fifth inning, Lexington allowed Scotts Hill to score seven more runs and that ultimately ended the game. The Tigers fell to Scotts Hill, 12-2.
Braden Myracle would lead the way for the Tigers at the plate. He was 2 for 2 in the game reaching safely on two singles. Dakota Wadley went 1 for 1 in the game, hitting for a single and collecting an RBI. Hunter Reeves and Drake Coleman were each 1 for 2 in the loss. Both players got on base by hitting…
For complete coverage, see the May 5th edition of The Lexington Progress.