Article by Blake Franklin-
Lexington looked to get back in the win column after taking two losses to Hardin County earlier last week. In order to do that, the Tigers had to take down the Bruins of the University School of Jackson. Lexington welcomed USJ to their home field on Good Friday. Having more success on the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers just weren’t able to keep up with the Bruins in the total run column. Lexington fell to USJ by the final score of 8-5.
The Tigers got out to an early lead with a run scored in the bottom of the first inning. USJ took the lead in the top of the second with two runs plated but Lexington tied the game in the bottom of the second inning with another run scored. The Bruins recorded four runs in the top of the third inning of play and Lexington cut the deficit with two runs of their own on the bottom of the third inning. The Tigers got closer to tying the game with another run in the bottom of the fourth inning, but USJ sealed the victory with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Lexington was not able to score another run in the game.
Making the start against the Bruins was Ryder Blankenship. He pitched two and two-thirds innings allowing six runs on six hits. Jack Taylor threw two and two-thirds innings as well. He gave up two runs on three hits, while striking out one batter. Noah Wood tossed an inning and two-thirds while allowing one hit and striking out two. Blankenship took the…
For complete coverage, see the April 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.