Lyon completes season sweep of Williams Baptist

BATESVILLE, Ark. ( – 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 Scots Field.

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.