The Lyons Mite Girls came out swinging the sticks and playing good defense in a 16-6 second round victory over Long County in the Lyons Youth Tournament.
Lyons scored five runs in the first inning, eight in the second and three in the third and the girls held Long scoreless in the second and fourth innings.
On offense Alexa Ledford hit a three run homer on the shortened Field 3. On defense she made a tough catch in left center field. Lauren Hattaway, who plays the pitcher position, caught a liner and threw a runner out at first from her knees.
In the second game of the day Lyons was shutout by Jeff Davis 12-0. Lyons will play Appling County on Monday at 4 p.m. to get in the championship round with Jeff Davis. Appling nipped Swainsboro 14-13 in the last game played on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on Y-101 Radio and Mixlr.
Vidalia breaks open scoreless game with seven-run third inning
In a elimination game with no margin for error the Lyons Midget Boys and Vidalia were scoreless going to the bottom of the third inning. However, in that frame the game changed. Vidalia scored seven runs and then three more in the fourth in a 10-0 four inning victory, knocking Lyons out of the Lyons Youth Tournament.
Lyons starting pitcher Bryce Davis kept Vidalia off the scoreboard for two innings and he stranded runners on second and third in the first inning. Trace Thompson (2-for-3) hit a three-run home run over the Green Monster and into the trees, in the third inning at Little Fenway, and Walker Moncus and Connor Coleman each had a RBI double.
Moncus pitched an efficient four innings for Vidalia. The right-hander allowed three total singles to Carson Braddy, Jason Dukes and Ashton Luke. He struck out three batters and did not walk anybody. He only had one three-ball count and he batter struck out that batter. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play