One day after the Lyons Junior Girls softball team won a state championship in Augusta, the Lyons Fleas and Mites baseball teams will be trying to do the same in Waycross and East Point. Just like the girls, these two boys teams head into the championship round undefeated and needing just one victory to take the title.
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Lyons Fleas (8 under) at Waycross- Lyons 17, Pooler 9 (5 innings)
Early in the game the Lyons Fleas were down 7-2, but the All Stars rallied and entering the bottom of the fifth they were leading 14-9 and were seeking a run rule victory over Pooler.
Parker Stanley (2-for-4) singled to left field andRiley Kersey (3-for-4 with 2 RBI) singled to left center, however, Stanley was thrown out at the plate. Trevor White (4-for-4 with 4 RBI) singled to left center and Slade McDonald (2-for-4 with 2 RBI) singled to left scoring Kersey. Chandler Smith (2-for-4 with 1 RBI) singled to left center scoring White to put Lyons up 16-9.
Lyons still needed one more run to end the game early. Brody Randle (3-for-4 with 2 RBI) stepped to the plate and he singled up the middle allowing McDonald to score from second base to give Lyons a 17-9 win in five innings.
Tyson Brantley went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, M.J. Burton 2-for-4 with 1 RBI, Nick Carroll 2-for-3 and Deon Moore 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.
Lyons and Pooler will play for the state championship beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday. Pooler defeated Ware County 11-3 to get a second shot at Lyons.
Lyons Mite Boys (10 under) at East Point
Lyons 12, Mitchell County 6- Lyons didn’t play it’s best game against the Southwest Georgia team. Sloppy defensive play allowed Mitchell to score six unearned runs. However, Lyons scored in double-digits for the second time in the tourney and the best swing of the game was by shortstop Jesus Quintero, who homered over the center field fence.
Lyons 11, Liberty County 3- Lyons played a cleaner game defensively in their second match up of the day. Quintero hit another home run, way over the left center field fence, and Kipp Mosley hit his first home run of the state tourney over the left field fence.
Liberty County and Glynn County will play on Friday at 10 a.m. and the winner meets Lyons for the state championship after that.