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.
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.
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.
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.