WENONA - A potential game-tying extra base hit went by the boards for Lexington in a 4-2 loss to Heart of Illinois Conference host Fieldcrest Monday at the middle school.
Down 3-2 with two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Tyler Grimsley sent a fly ball to center field that turned around Noah Nordstrom, who had to dive toward the fence to make the grab and keep the Knights (8-7, 4-3) on top. Had it fell, the Minutemen (2-7, 2-3) could have taken the lead.
“He’s been our everyday center fielder,” said Fieldcrest coach Mark Brown. “He did not take the best route on it, but when he caught it, it was awesome. Nordstrom’s catch gave us confidence.”
Ryan Naas gave the hosts a little bit of a cushion with a run-scoring single in the fifth. He finished with three hits on the day.
Notes: A bit of light rain fell around 1:30 p.m., approximately three hours before first pitch. It moved out within 10 minutes. Sophomore regular Koy Allen did not play due to an off the field incident over the weekend. According to Brown, he could also sit out Wednesday's conference game at El Paso-Gridley.
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