RIDGE, Ark. (LyonScots.com)– The Lyon College softball team came within one hit of
battling Williams Baptist College almost even during Tuesday afternoon's
American Midwest Conference makeup contest at the WBC Softball
Field. But that one hit was a grand slam home run, and it enabled the
Lady Eagles to take a 6-2 win over the Scots.
Lyon dropped to 10-17
on the season, 4-8 in AMC action and into an eighth-place tie with idle
Benedictine University-Springfield (Ill.) (17-20, 5-9 AMC) with 10 games
remaining in the regular season. The top
eight teams in the conference advance to the postseason tournament.
Williams Baptist outhit
the Scots 8-5, but four of the Scots' hits were extra-base hits.
Freshman Lexi Reyes (Tucson, Ariz.) went 1-for-2, with a double and a
run scored; junior Kelsey Goodman (Rogers, Ark.)
doubled and drove in a run in three at-bats; freshman Krysta Cook
(Palmdale, Calif.) connected with a two-bagger; and freshman Haley
Huffstuttler (Wynne, Ark.) doubled and scored in four at-bats. Freshman
Katherine Bartley (Vilonia, Ark.) added a single.
Hallie Horton keyed a
four-run third inning for the Lady Eagles as she hit a two-out, grand slam over the right field fence that enabled Williams to overcome a
1-0 deficit and go in front 4-1. Mallory
Siebert posted a 2-for-4 effort, with a run scored, and Kayla Jones
doubled and drove in a run.
After taking a 4-1
lead, the Lady Eagles managed two insurance runs in the fourth frame and
then held off a late Lyon rally. The Scots, who left seven runners
stranded in the game, scored a run in the bottom
of the sixth inning when Huffstuttler hit a double to left-center and
later scored on a wild pitch. But Lyon left two runners standing on the
bases when the inning ended and only put one runner on in the seventh.
Rylee Rogers (6-6)
picked up the victory in the circle for Williams Baptist. She went the
distance, giving up a pair of earned runs, while fanning eight and
walking just two.
Freshman Hope Woods
(Huntsville, Ark.) suffered the loss for Lyon to fall to 5-2 on the
year. She pitched the first five innings, giving up six runs on eight
hits, with a pair of walks. Reyes worked the final
two frames, without allowing a hit. She struck out one.
The Scots took a 1-0 lead in the second when Reyes hit a double and plated when Goodman tagged a double of her own.
Lyon College will open
up a four-game homestand on Friday when the Scots host Mid-Continent
with a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Lyon will then host Freed-Hardeman
Saturday in a twinbill that gets underway at 12-noon.