Bailey Holland strikes out 11 in Lyons Midget Girls 4-1 victory

Bailey Holland struckout 11 of the 21 batters she faced
Bailey Holland struckout 11 of the 21 batters she faced

The Lyons Midget Girls infielders and outfielders didn’t get much action in a 4-1 win over Swainsboro at Little Fenway because of the pitching of Bailey Holland. The right-hander, who bats left-handed, struck out 11 batters in the five inning game and allowed only two hits.

Catcher Lily Mosley catches a pop up in the third inning
Catcher Lily Mosley catches a pop up in the third inning

Swainsboro scored a run in the top of the first on a single and three walks. Holland KO’ed one batter in that inning. Bailey found the strike zone consistently after the first and she struck out the side in the second, two on called strike three’s. In the third Holland struck out two batters, walked one and induced a pop up to catcher Lily Mosley.

Bailey Holland watches as Ellie Graham takes care of a grounder at second
Bailey Holland watches as Ellie Graham takes care of a grounder at second

In the fourth second baseman Ellie Graham handled a grounder and Holland struck out the next two batters. In the final frame she struck the first two batters, yielded a single and then struck out Swainsboro’s leadoff hitter, for the third time, to end the game.

On offense Graham went 2-for-3, Rileigh Robinson 2-for-3 with a double and a runs scored, Morgan Newsome 1-for-2, Rebecca Herndon 1-for-2 run scored, Lily Keairns 2-for-2 with a runs scored and Emma Salter 0-for-1 with a walk.

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The Lyons Midget All Stars with coaches Casey Salter (white cap) and Paul Graham

Also on the team are Ziahya Griffin, Michala Mobley,  Jesslyn Smith, Anna Watts and Tory Wright. These girls will not be participating in the Lyons Youth Tournament due to previous commitments. However, they will be playing in the district tourney at the end of the month and will be trying to qualify for state.