Lyons Fleas win GRPA State Championship

Trevon Harris drives in game-winner
Cameron Harris scores winning run


The Harris brothers, Cameron and Trevon, started and ended the bottom of the sixth inning with big hits as the Lyons Flea Boys baseball team edged Vidalia 3-2 to win the GRPA 8 and under State Tournament. Cameron (2-for-3), the leadoff hitter, doubled and moved to third base on a Gage Brantley grounder and he scored when his older brother Trevon drove a pitch to center field for a walk-off RBI single. The bases were loaded and there were no outs when Harris provided the game-winner.

This group of seven and eight year old boys became the first Lyons team to win a state championship since 1993, when the boys and girls mite teams both won a state championship. It was inevitable that Lyons and Vidalia would not only meet for the championship of the 16-team tourney, but that they would play an intense, tight one-run game.

The two rivals each made it to the title games of the Lyons Youth Tournament and the District 1 Tournament and both times Vidalia won the first game by slim margins of 11-10 in the LYT and 12-10 in the district. Each time Lyons won the if necessary game to finish first- 22-21 in the LYT and 17-9 in district.

The low scoring state championship game was scoreless until the top of the third. Lyons made two errors in the top of the first, but a double play kept Vidalia off the scoreboard. Cameron Harris stroked a clean hit in the bottom of the first and then Lyons didn’t belt a second hit until Kip Mosley (1-for-2) leadoff the fourth with a single.

Vidalia scored single runs in the third and fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Vidalia leadoff hitter Aiden Stokes (1-for-3) singled and scored on a Lyons error in the third and then Rayce Sharpe (1-for-2) singled in a run with two-outs in the fourth. Jesus Quintero (1-for-2) singled in a pair of runs, with two outs, in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. Mosley and Trevon Harris touched home.

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Friday- The Lyons Flea Boys played their A-Game in a 11-3 victory over Vidalia, which sends them to the championship game of the GRPA State Tournament in Savannah. No Lyons team has won a state championship since the 1993 Mite Girls and Boys both took home titles. Click link for more info

Thursday- The Lyon Flea Boys edged South Bryan 8-7 to move into an all Toombs County winners bracket game with Vidalia. Vidalia beat Moultrie 7-1.

Wednesday- The Flea Boys opened up in Savannah with a 20-10 win over Savannah. They trailed 10-1 early I the game. Later in the day the Fleas beat Washington County 10-1.