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Believe it or not: ‘Dawgs beat Ripley


Lexington pinned a 6-3 loss on Ripley last Saturday with Ty Mixon picking up the pitching victory in the Ampo Tournament.

Ezra Faulkenberry lined an RBI triple in the victory while Drew Dierking was 2-4 at the plate with an RBI. Skylar Rollins was 1-4 with an RBI.

Tanner Brock got the rock to start on the mound. In five innings of work he fanned three and limited the Warriors to one hit.

Mixon cleaned things up tossing the final two innings. He gave up a hit and a run.

“We had a good pitching performance out of freshman Tanner Brock,” head coach Jarod Ennis said. “We put the ball in play enough to secure a win.”

To start the three-day tournament, Ampo took a 9-1 decision.

Dierking, Corbin Perry and Brock were all 1-2 with Dierking getting the ‘Dawgs lone RBI.

“We did not play well defensively and struggled at the plate,” Ennis said.

“We got the job done on the mound. We just couldn’t make it happen everywhere else.”

Zeke Faulkenberry, Brock, Dax Beason and Dierking all had hits in a 4-1 loss at the hands of Arapaho last Friday.

Gus Turnpaugh took the loss on the hill.

“We got another good pitching performance and played better defensively,” Ennis said. “We just couldn’t get the bats going.”

Last Monday in the first of two meetings with Purcell, Lexington went toe-to-toe with the Dragons through the first six innings.

But Purcell hitters touched Lexington pitchers for five runs in the top of the seventh to provide the difference in the game.

The Faulkenberry brothers led the offense with Ezra going yard on the Dragons in a 2-3 outing.

Zeke was 2-4 with a double.

Also getting hits for coach Ennis were Dierking and Turnpaugh.

“It was a tight game the whole way,” Ennis said. “We fought hard.

“It was a pitching duel. Dierking pitched a great game and gave us an opportunity to win. We are going to keep getting better,” the coach concluded.

Dierking struck out six batters in the 6 1/3 innings he worked while giving up eight hits.

Lexington was scheduled to play at Purcell Tuesday and travel to Bethel today (Thursday).

A home date with Dibble was scheduled for Friday with the ‘Dawgs set to travel to Marietta next Monday.


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