Game goes 13 innings before victor is decided in Springdale, Ark.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Will Lindsey hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to keep the game alive for the Lyon College baseball team against Ecclesia College. The game then went 13 innings before Kyle West scored the eventual game winning run to give the Scots a 7-6 win.
Kyle West went 4-for-6 and scored four runs to lead Lyon, while Tucker Harris went 3-for-7 with two RBI's.
Cole Ragsdale got the start and threw 5 2/3 innings, while striking out four batters. Reese Chovanec earned the win as he threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits, and struck out three.
Lyon is now 12-8 overall on the season, while Ecclesia falls to 14-7.
ON THE MOUND
Lyon: Reese Chovanec (WP – 1-0) – 7.1 IN, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Ecclessia: Jacob Martinez (LP) – 3.1 IN, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Kyle West – 4-for-6, 2 2B, 4 R
Tucker Harris – 3-for-7, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Will Lindsey – 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Trevor Caldwell – 3-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Joey Dawes – 2-for-6, 1 2B, 1 R
Matt Garrison – 2-for-6, 1 R
Lyon posted a two-run frame in the second inning and would hold the lead until the fourth. Ecclesia would score three runs in the fourth inning, and three more in the fifth after the Scots tacked on one run in the top of the fifth. Ecclesia would enter the sixth inning with a 6-3 lead.
In the seventh Harris tripled with two outs to score West from first base. Lyon would go to the ninth trailing 6-4 before the heroics began. In the ninth, West led off with a single, which was quickly followed by a two-run homer by Lindsey. That would tie the game at six and serve for a long wait to decide a victor.
Both teams would go scoreless for the next three innings, but in the 13th the tie was broken. The duo of Harris and West struck Ecclesia again as Harris reached on a fielder's choice with one out. West would score on the play, and the Scots would retire Ecclesia in the bottom half to secure the win.