Lexington Clinches Share of OCC Baseball Crown
It took a while for the Lexington offense to come alive in Wednesday’s 5-3 victory over OCC rival Ashland, but one big inning is all it took for the Minutemen to extend their 4-game win streak.
The visiting Arrows (6-8, 4-4) got to Minutemen starter Ben Vore in the first two innings, plating a pair of runs in the first and adding another in the second. Trailing 0-3 in their offensive half of the fourth, Lexington went to work on Ashland righty Tyler Croskey who had held them in check for the first three innings and even drove in a run.
The Minutemen loaded the bases with nobody out and knocked three consecutive RBI singles by Austin Basham, Josh Aiello, and Jared Strickler to tie the game. Lex would add two more runs in the fourth to wrap-up the scoring for either side the rest of the way.
Vore would settle in, going 6 innings and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 8 Arrows batters. He collected the win to improve the Minutemen to 13-2 overall and with a 7-1 mark in the OCC claimed at least a share of the league title for the first time since 2015.