Ark. (LyonScots.com) – When the top of the Lyon College lineup heats up, there's not
much that can hold the Scots back. The first five batters posted 11 hits
collectively Tuesday afternoon as the Lyon baseball team
completed the season sweep (3-0) of Williams Baptist College, 11-3, at
A trio of Lyon hitters
collected three hits apiece, while two other players chipped in a pair,
as the Scots (19-16) improved to 9-6 in American Midwest Conference play
with a 16-hit attack. The Scots continue
to sit in fifth place in the AMC, four games behind first-place and 4th-ranked Missouri Baptist (28-5, 13-2 AMC) and just one game behind fourth-place William Woods (22-7, 10-5 AMC).
The Eagles (5-22) dropped their 15th consecutive contest, remaining winless in league action with a 0-15 mark. WBC finished the game with seven hits.
Lyon first baseman Wes
Roberson (Arlington, Tex.) had a perfect day at the dish, picking up a
double and two singles in three at-bats. He also drove in a run and
plated twice. Leftfielder Joe Campbell (Clarkton,
Mo.) finished 3-for-4, with a walk and two runs scored, while lead-off
hitter Kris Kohlstedt (Maumelle, Ark.) totaled three hits in five
at-bats, pushing in three runs and scoring twice.
Scot shortstop Griffin
Glaude (Beebe, Ark.) doubled and singled in three at-bats, while drawing
a walk, pushing in a pair of runs and scoring once. Rightfielder Colt
Harmon (Greenbrier, Ark.) had a 2-for-4 outing,
connecting with a triple and plating once.
Three other Lyon
players recorded one hit each. Designated hitter Kevin Manzano (Miami,
Fla.) tagged a double, drove in a run and scored once, catcher Isaac
Struense (Cape Coral, Fla.) singled and third baseman
Ryan Vericker (Jonesboro, Ark.) singled and scored.
Cogan Ford and Marco Palacios each connected with a pair of singles to pace the Eagles.
Lyon junior hurler
Justin Braswell (Kennedale, Tex.) improved his mark to 5-1 on the season
as he recorded the victory on the hill. In 7.1 innings he gave up three
runs on seven hits, with five strikeouts and
three walks. Senior John Almogabar (Houston, Tex.) finished up, throwing
1.2 innings of hitless baseball.
Jordan Hamrick (0-3)
took the setback for WBC. In 3.1 innings he surrendered five runs (4
earned) on nine hits, with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.
The Scots grabbed a 1-0
lead in the first frame when they scored an unearned run. The score
remained the same until the fourth innings, when Lyon scored four runs
on six hits to widen the lead to 5-0.
Manzano scored an
unearned run in the bottom of the fifth to give Lyon a 6-0 lead, before
WBC cut its deficit in half with a three-run sixth.
Leading 6-3, the Scots added three runs in the bottom of the frame and tacked on two more in the eighth to put the game away.
Lyon will continue its
homestand this weekend when the Scots host a three-game series with
Hannibal-LaGrange University. The teams will play a nine-inning contest
Friday at 2 p.m. and then battle in a doubleheader
Saturday at 12-noon.