Kaylee Fink pitches the ball to home plate during Lexington’s game against Marlow Monday. Lexington was defeated 8-4.

The Lexington Bulldogs’ fast-pitch team lost their first game of the season Monday, 8-4, to the Marlow Outlaws.

The Lady ‘Dawgs were excited to be at home for their season opener. But they weren’t quite up to their usual standards in the losing effort. 

“We were definitely rusty,” said Lexington third-year head coach Kayla Stewart. 

“We had way too many errors and we didn’t make adjustments at the plate.”

The contest started off well enough for the Lady ‘Dawgs as they went ahead 1-0 after the first inning. After Marlow scored twice in the top of the third, Lexington busted off three runs in their half to go ahead 4-2.

In the top of the fifth, Marlow scored again to make the score 4-3. After Lex went down scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, the Outlaws proceeded to have their big inning. They scored five runs in the top of the sixth to melt down any hopes of a Lexington comeback.

The Outlaws scored their eight runs on seven hits while the ‘Dawgs scored their runs on just three hits. 

Lauren Beason had a hit with a run scored. Anna Sample had a hit and two runs scored. Maddy Pack picked up a hit and four RBIs. Amanda Graddy scored a run.

A whopping eight errors were no doubt the doom for Lexington. 

Starting pitcher Kaylee Fink went the distance, giving up seven hits with eight runs allowed (none earned) while walking two Marlow hitters and striking out three batters. 

The Lady ‘Dawgs will play again tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Purcell.

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