Making a play

Lindsey Barber looks to first base during a play against Sulphur. Lexington plays Davis today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at home.

The Lexington high school fast-pitch softball team is now 7-5 on the season as they went 2-2 last week at the Sterling Tournament.

The Lady ‘Dawgs also crushed the Little Axe Indians, 16-0, in a late road game on Monday night.

Last Thursday, Lexington defeated Fletcher, 5-0, on a one-hitter by senior hurler Kaylee Fink. She threw five innings and allowed just the one hit and no walks while striking out six hitters.

Fink and Lindsey Barber led the offense with two hits each. Fink had a double with two runs batted in while Barber had two singles. Anna Sample cracked a solo homer, too. Emilee Jenks, Maddy Pack, and Lauren Beason also had hits in the game.

“It’s great to see her do well in the circle,” Lexington head coach Kayla Stewart said of Fink. “That’s where our energy and confidence start.”

Later on Thursday, Lex downed Apache, 7-6, as the Lady ‘Dawgs fought off a spirited four-run inning in the bottom of the sixth by Apache to win the game. Lex scored three in the first inning, one in the fourth, and three more in the fifth for the victory.

The Lady ‘Dawgs collected 17 hits in the Apache game, led by Sample, who went 4-4 with two singles, a double, a home run and had two RBIs. Jenks, Barber, Fink, Beason, and Cora Vazquez all had two hits for Lexington.

Fink went six innings, allowing eight hits, six runs (four earned), five walks, and one strikeout.

“We hit the ball well,” Stewart said, “but we still left way too many runners on base. We have to capitalize on those key opportunities.” 

Lexington lost to Marlow, 1-0, last Friday in a heart-breaking defeat. The Lady ‘Dawgs allowed Marlow just one hit, yet ended up losing the game.

“We had seven walks,” Stewart simply said.

Izzy Pack (a freshman) is still getting her bearings within the circle as she went 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and four runs on four walks and a strikeout. Ryli Harmon relieved her for a spell.

Vazquez pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief, walking three. She struck out a batter.

Harmon had a single, Jenks had a double, and Sample hit another three-run home run to account for Lexington’s scoring.

In the last game of the week on Saturday, Lawton Eisenhower beat Lexington, 6-1. The Lady ‘Dawgs mustered seven hits in the game, led by Vazquez’ two singles. Fink allowed seven hits and five earned runs in her two innings of work while Vazquez allowed one hit and one run on a homer.

Next up for Lexington was a home game on Tuesday evening against Bethel. Lex will host Davis today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. in another district contest.

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