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It looked like the Lady Bulldogs’ fast-pitch team was ready to turn the corner after the posting a 2-2 record at the Plainview Tournament in Ardmore.

But, the Lady ‘Dawgs regressed and went 0-3 at the Roff Tournament this past weekend.

Lexington’s young team is still trying to find its way with more than one-half of the season completed.

Last Thursday, Lexington dropped a 9-5 decision to the Stonewall Lady Longhorns. Stonewall scored twice in both the bottom of the first and second innings.

Then, the Lady Longhorns pushed across five more runs in the bottom of the third.

Lexington scored one in the first and third, and three in the top of the fourth inning. The Lady ‘Dawgs again were bitten by three errors in the field.

Cora Vazquez had two hits (including a triple) along with three runs batted in while Maddy Pack had two hits (including a double) and one RBI for Lexington against Stonewall.

Also last Thursday, the Lady ‘Dawgs lost to the Roff Lady Tigers, 8-0.

Roff is ranked No. 13 in Class B with an 8-6 record.

Roff scored once in the top of the first inning and Lexington kept it close until the fourth.

That’s when the Lady Tigers piled on five runs in the top half of the frame to make the score 6-0.

Roff scored twice in the top of the fifth to notch the final score. Roff’s pitcher threw a one-hitter.

Kiely Givens had the only hit (a single) for the Lady ‘Dawgs. Abby Turnpaugh was the hard-luck losing pitcher for Lexington while going the distance.

She allowed nine hits but only one earned run in five innings as Lexington committed four errors in the field.

On Saturday, the Davis Lady Wolves beat Lexington, 6-1. Turnpaugh and Leslie Barber had the only hits of the game for Lexington. Davis is now 14-7 on the season.

Davis whipped the Lady ‘Dawgs, 12-1, back on Aug. 24.

Davis scored one in the top of the second inning but Lexington tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of third.

The Lady Wolves then took steady control as they scored one in the fourth and fifth innings and three more in the sixth.

Turnpaugh was again the losing pitcher for Lexington. She tossed the whole six innings and allowed nine hits and two earned runs while walking two batters and striking out four.

Turnpaugh threw 59 strikes out of 92 total pitches.

Lexington hosted Class 3A Crooked Oak (2-6) on Tuesday night for a doubleheader. The Lady ‘Dawgs then travel to Class 3A Little Axe (3-6) next Monday if the coronavirus situation there settles down.

Lexington also will play at Class 4A Bridge Creek (5-5) next Tuesday.


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