It took Lexington Christian nine innings, but the Eagles got past East Jessamine 6-5 in the end.
The Jaguars squandered an early 3-0 lead but came back from being down 5-3 to force extra innings.
East Jessamine plated three runs in the top of the first as it cranked out three hits and two walks with two outs. Matt Hall and Jarryd Settles hit RBI doubles to left field in the frame.
Christian got back two runs in the bottom of the first inning off starting pitcher Sam Hall. Hall faced the first three batters of the second inning, but all three reached base. Jacob Burnight took over with the bases loaded and no outs. Three runs would end up scoring in the inning as LCA took a 5-3 lead.
Junior Forrest Baldwin got East’s offense going again in the fourth inning. With two outs and Barron Blackford on second base, Baldwin doubled to center field and came in to score on an error by the center fielder. He beat the throw to the plate and tied the game 5-5.
Burnight and the East defense did a good job to keep the LCA offense in check for the next few innings. The Eagles went six straight innings without a hit. But that came to an end in the bottom of the ninth inning.
LCA’s first two batters reached base to start the inning, and Burnight was replaced with Baldwin. Baldwin’s third pitch was roped to left field, scoring the winning run from third base.
East collected five hits — two of which were by Hall. Settles drove in two runs.
On Tuesday night, the Jaguars shut out Scott County 4-0 to move to 10-17 on the season. The shutout was East’s third in five games.