The Lyons MIdget Boys (11-12 years old) opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a stellar 10-1 win over Statesboro. A majority of the boys on the team are used to success in this tourney and they have also won state titles as Fleas and Mites.
Bryce Braddy Toombs County Bullog Sports Report featuring interviews with Trayvon Harris, Jesus Quintero and Demetrius Cotler
Lyons blanked Wayne County 5-0 on Friday with Jesus Quintero pitching four innings and allowing just one hit with nine strikeouts. Demetrius Cotler threw the final two innings and punched out four batters. Trayvon Harris smashed yet another homer over the Green Monster at Little Fenway. Quintero (double), Dawson Brantley, T.J. Stanley and Kipp Mosley all had hits.
In their third game Lyons lost a tough 4-1 decision to Jeff Davis. Brantley Upshaw allowed five hits with seven strikeouts on the mound and late in the game he cleared the Green Monster with a solo homer. This season it is more difficult to smash a homer because of a change in the composite of the bats.
Unfortunately, for the home town boys their run in the tourney ended with an 8-3 loss to Vidalia.
The Lyons Mite Girls opened with a 19-7 loss to Glennville. Early in the game they had a 6-3 lead. Lyons came back and defeated Vidalia 18-9 on Saturday sending them to a championship play-in game. Lyons rallied in the final inning and pulled to within one run, but the local girls ended up taking a 16-15 defeat ending their tourney.