Lyons Midget Boys battle back through the District 1 losers bracket

The Lyons Midget Boys baseball team has been in this situation before. During the Lyons Youth Tournament the boys lost to Twin City in the opening round and then they won a pair of games on Saturday and finished third in the tourney.

On Friday the 11-12 year old All Stars opened the District 1 Tournament, at Little Fenway, at Partin Parl with a 10-5 loss to Twin City. On Saturday Lyons rebounded with a pair of wins and now on Monday at 5 p.m.the local team will take on Twin City again with the winner playing Vidalia for the championship. Game 1 will be on Monday after the 5 o’clock game and if needed the second game on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Lyons 10, Effingham County 6

Lyons hit two home runs in the 10 a.m. game. Dawson Brantley, who went 2-for-3, hit a first inning homer and also stroked a double. Bryson Stanley (1-for-3 with two runs scored) smashed a third inning home run. Carson Brady went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Will Watts 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Gavin Hall 1-for-3 with a double, Lucas O’Conner 2-for-3 with a runs scored, Zeke Barnett 1-for-3 with a triple and Ashton Luke walked twice and scored two runs.

Lyons 13, Statesboro 1

Carson Braddy sends a ball over the Green Monster
Carson Braddy’s home run celebration
Gavin Hall swings deep
Gavin Hall gets a home plate greeting

The Lyons boys hit their homers late in their afternoon game. Carson Braddy drilled a shot over the Green Monster in his 2-for-3 game and he scored three runs and pitched in relief. Hall came off the bench and hit his homer over the right field fence in his only at bat of the game. Luke went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Stanley 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, Watts 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, Brantley 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, O’Conner 1-for-3, Bennie Jernigan 1-for-3 and Barnett 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Shortstop Dawson Brantley is involved in a play at second base
Zeke Barnett pitches in relief
Carson Braddy secures a ball at third base
Carson Braddy deals from the mound
Dawson Brantley handles a high hop at short
Dawson Brantley’s throw to Will Watts gets a call of out from Blue

GRPA District 1 Tournamenta


Lyons Flea Boys 12, Twin City 0

Lyons Mite Boys 15, Rincon 0
Lyons Mite Boys 10, Dublin 2

Lyons MIdget Boys 10, Effingham 6
Lyons Midget Boys 13, Statesboro 1

Lyons Junior Boys 8, Effingham 3
Dublin 11, Lyons Junior Boys 2 (season ends)

Lyons Flea Girls beat Rincon and lost to Dublin 10-9

Lyons Mite Girls 15, Thomson 3

Lyons Midget Girls 20, Effingham 7
Vidalia 8, Lyons Midget Girls 0
Lyons Midget Girls 4, Dublin 3