Lyon baseball sweeps University of St. Francis in doubleheader

Lyon College baseball sweeps Saturday doubleheader

Press Release from Lyon Athletics

BATESVILLE, AR – Despite the cold weather around Batesville on Saturday afternoon, the Lyon College baseball team remained hot as the Scots capped off their three-game series sweep of St. Francis (Ill.) with two more wins today. The Scots earned a 9-3 win in the first game of today’s doubleheader and earned a 10-1 victory in the series finale. Lyon improved its record to 5-2, while USF dropped to 0-3.

Game One: Lyon 9, USF 3

The Fighting Saints took a 2-0 lead over the Scots after three innings in the books, but saw their lead vanish after a big fourth inning by Lyon. Three errors by USF allowed the first run of the inning for the Scots before Ryan Clack drove in two with a two-run single to left. Troy Strack and Kylan Barnett followed with a single of their own, as Barnett drove in two with his base knock. Kyle West then stepped to the plate and smacked his second home run of the season – a two-run shot to left to add to the Scots' lead. Tanner Seibel and Alan West reached base following the home run before Andrew Schnitizius drove in Seibel with an RBI-single to center to give the Scots an 8-2 lead.

The Scots added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI-ground out by Schnitzius as the Scots took game one of Saturday's doubleheader, 9-3.

Barnett, Schnitzius and Clack all collected two hits and drove in two runs each in the game.

Mack Larson earned the win on the mound as he allowed two runs on nine hits while striking out five over six innings pitched.

Game Two: Lyon 10, USF 1

In the series finale, it was the Scots who struck first with a run in the bottom of the first. Strack led off the inning with a lead-off double and found his way on third after a ground out by Barnett. An error by the USF defense allowed Strack to come home and gave the Scots an early 1-0 lead.

The scoring continued for the Scots over the next two innings. A pair of errors by USF allowed two runs to come home in the bottom of the second before a wild pitch plated Alan West in the bottom of the third.

USF got a run back in the top of the fourth, but the Scots responded with three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to put the game away.

Strack led the Scots offensively in the series finale as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ryan Porras picked up the win in the nightcap as he pitched six innings of one-run ball. Porras allowed just three hits while striking out four. Hayden Hackettclosed the door with a scoreless inning of work in the seventh.

The Scots will return to action on Tuesday when they face Texas A&M-Texarkana in Texarkana, Ark., at 5 p.m.Copyright 2019 KAIT. All rights reserved.