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Lex Baseball Team Starts Strong

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/11/2013

In winning six of their first seven, the Lexington baseball team has put themselves at 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ohio Cardinal Conference, good enough for a first place tie with Ashland in league play.  To this point, the Minutemen have turned things around after going 11-18 in all games and just 4-10 in OCC play in 2012. 

Coach Jeff Strickler who starts his 11th season says it's been experience that has been the difference so far.  Lex returns eight lettermen, five of them pitchers in 2013, led by All-Ohio first team catcher Zach Sterry, third baseman Logan Bastin, outfielders James Watkins, Derek Weirick, Brody Basilone and Evan Lee, short stop Mason Willeke and first baseman Zach Temple round out the returners.  Temple, Watkins, Basilone, Willeke and Lee also shore up the pitching staff.

Most recent, the Minutemen traveled to OCC preseason favorite West Holmes and came back with a 9-3 win over the Knights, a game in which Lex pounded out 13 hits and committing just two errors in the field.  Coach Strickler adds, "if you give a team just 21 outs, you stand a good chance to win every time."  For backstop Sterry, he says winning at West Holmes was a big confidence builder saying it was the first time in his four years the Minutemen had won at West Holmes.

Lexington will travel to Mount Vernon this Saturday for a double header beginning at 11am.  They'll face rival Clear Fork on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. 

   
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