The Lyons Midget Girls softball team entered the third day of the GRPA State Tournament 2-0 with hopes of playing for a championship. However, when the day ended they received the third place trophy in a very tough tourney. Lyons began Thursday with an 11-0 loss to the Colquitt County Lady Packers. That result sent the Lady Packers to the championship round and Lyons to the losers bracket where the All Stars were defeated by East Point 6-2. East Point will need two wins over the Lady Packers to win the championship.
Three years ago five members of this Midget team were Fleas and on July 13, 2013 they finished third in the state tourney in Dublin.
Ellie Graham, K.K. Mobley, Ziahya Griffin, Bailey Holland and Tory Wright all have won their second third place trophy.
In Effingham County the Lyons Flea Girls trailed Crisp County by two runs entering their final at bat. Lyons scored one run and had another base runner thrown out at home plate to end the game giving Crisp a 14-13 win in the second game of the tourney. Lyons will play Coffee County on Friday at 10:45 a.m. To make it to Saturday’s championship round Lyons will also have to win two more losers bracket games at 12:15 p.m. and 2:45.
In other Friday games Dublin took care of Ware County 12-3 and Troup County trounced Dalton 24-0.