Huffstutler has 4 RBI as Lyon softball beats Williams Baptist
RIDGE, Ark. (LyonScots.com) – Lyon College freshman catcher Haley Huffstuttler smashed a
pair of doubles, driving in four runs and scored another run herself on
Wednesday afternoon, as she helped the Scots to an impressive
9-4 victory over Williams Baptist College at Lady Eagle Field.
The victory was Lyon's
third straight and vaulted the Scots (9-13) into a tie with the Lady
Eagles (11-16) for sixth place in the American Midwest Conference
standings. Lyon is now within one game of the .500
mark (3-4) in league play, while WBC is 4-5 in the AMC. Both teams are
5.5 games behind first-place Freed-Hardeman University (14-13, 11-1
The second game of
Wednesday doubleheader was delayed because of lightning in the area, and
then postponed because of rain that moved in. The date and time for the
makeup has yet to be determined.
Lyon has begun turning
things around this week with its bats. After hitting .480, with 10
doubles and a pair of home runs in the two-game sweep of Harris-Stowe
State University (8-0, 10-1) on Monday, the Scots
connected for five doubles against the Lady Eagles on Wednesday.
"I like the way we're
continuing to be aggressive and to adjust to our opponents' pitches,"
said Lyon head coach Travis Owen. "Williams Baptist has a good team, and
we were able to come through with a big fourth
inning and build a good lead.
"Now we need to keep
this momentum when we go on the road for four big games this weekend
(against Benedictine-Springfield and Hannibal-LaGrange)."
Ark.) paced the balanced Lyon attack against WBC. First baseman Kelsey
Goodman (Rogers, Ark.) also connected with a double, finishing 2-for-3
at the dish, with a pair of runs batted in and
another scored. Centerfielder Krysta Cook (Palmdale, Calif.) was the
third Lyon player with multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4.
Lyon pitcher Savannah
Fuller (Tucson, Ariz.) doubled in two at-bats, scoring two runs and
pushing in another. Third baseman Stephanie Haft (Albuquerque, NM)
connected with a double and scored.
Also scoring runs for
the Scots were second baseman Savannah Graham (Keiser, Ark.), who plated
twice, rightfielder Tess Brown (Batesville, Ark.) and shortstop
Katherine Bartley (Vilonia, Ark.).
Fuller (2-8) recorded
her second straight win in the circle for Lyon. She pitched 5.2 innings,
allowing three earned runs (4 total) on eight hits, with a strikeout
and four walks. Hope Woods (Huntsville, Ark.)
finished the game, working the final 1.1 frames, while not allowing a
Cendyl Carter (6-9)
took the loss for the Lady Eagles in the circle. She pitched 5.0 frames
before being relieved. Carter gave up eight earned runs (9 total) on
eight hits, with a pair of strikeouts and two walks.
Marleigh Norris finished the game, not allowing a hit in the final two
Rightfielder Mallory Siebert paced the Williams Baptist College offensive attack, posting a 3-for-4 effort, with one run scored.
WBC scored a pair of
runs in the first inning to take the early lead, but the Scots' bats
awoke in the fourth frame when they scored six times on four hits to
take a 6-2 advantage.
Both teams scored once
in the fifth inning and Graham and Huffstuttler both plated in the sixth
as Lyon pulled out to a 9-3 lead and coasted from there.
The Scots will now go
on the road, playing a doubleheader at Benedictine
University-Springfield (Ill.) (14-19, 4-8 AMC) at 1 p.m. Friday, before
moving on to Hannibal, Mo. on Saturday for a 12-noon twinbill against
Hannibal-LaGrange University (11-18, 4-8 AMC).