Lenox slips past O-M, 7-6
LENOX — Lenox softball coach Tom Shields knew it wasn’t a sure thing when his team jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first inning in a Class 1A Region 7 matchup with Orient-Macksburg Monday night.
“This was kind of a carbon copy of when we faced them at Mount Ayr 10 days ago,” said Shields, after his team’s 7-6 victory. “Down there, we jumped out to a 6-0 lead, and the next thing we know we’re fighting and clawing for our lives and come out with a 10-9 victory. We knew that wasn’t it after that first inning, that we had to keep going.”
After giving up five runs on four hits and two errors in that first inning, Orient-Macksburg settled down and crawled back into a 5-5 tie before going ahead 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning. In the fourth and fifth innings alone, Lenox had seven of its eight errors.
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