Beasley pitches in Birmingham in front of a crowd of 7,650

June 29, 2019

In their farewell season in Mobile, prior to a move to North Alabama, the Mobile BayBears have been drawing small crowds to Hank Aaron Stadium. On a mild Friday night in late June, with a first pitch temperature of 76 degrees and the promise of a big fireworks show after the game, former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley started the game on the mound in front of 7,650 fans at…

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Lyons Flea Girls have fun and pull away to a 20-9 GRPA State Championship win over Wayne County

June 28, 2019

The Lyons Flea Girls entered the championship round of the GRPA State Tournament in Savannah needing just one victory over Wayne County to win the title. However, that cushion was erased by a 10-7 Wayne County win. So, what did Lyons head coach Becky Pittman do to get her team of eight and under players ready for the decisive game two? She let them have some fun between games. “Someone…

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Lyons Mite Girls bring home a 3rd place trophy

June 28, 2019

Despite losing their first game in the GRPA Mite Girls State Tourney, the Lyons All-Stars battled through the losers bracket in Effingham County and earned a third place trophy. Lyons lost to Moultrie 16-9 in the girls final game of the tourney. Wayne County beat Moultrie 10-6 to win the championship. Tuesday Coffee-Douglas 19, Lyons 10 Rayne Sears went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Anna Kate Joyner…

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Lyons Midget Girls wrap up their summer with a GRPA State Championship

June 27, 2019

For 11 members of the Lyons Midget Girls softball team the 2019 All-Star season ended just like it did in 2018 with a state championship victory. The only difference is last year eight of them did it as Mites facing a pitching machine and this summer they did it against live pitching including against a Douglas- Coffee team which had a pitcher who threw from the circle at high velocity….

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GRPA State Tournament Scoreboard

June 25, 2019

Flea Girls (8 and under) in Savannah Lyons 10, Wayne County 7- Lyons will play the winner of the Lee County/Effingham County game on Wednesday at 1 p.m. on Field 1.   Lyons trailed 5-3 after three innings and then the girls scored four in the fourth and three in the fifth. Lindy Morris scored two runs and Mary Francis Stanley, Raeann Smith, Kylah Gay, Kinijah Toby, Braylin Pittman, Annabelle Coe,…

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Beasley attempts to pitch 7 innings against Jackson

June 24, 2019

For six innings, in a home start against the Jackson Generals (Arizona Diamond Back’s AA affiliate in the Southern League), Jeremy Beasley was rolling along having allowed two earned runs on solo homers in the fourth and fifth innings. In the top of the seventh with his Mobile Baybear team trailing 2-0 Jeremy allowed a run on three singles before he was lifted from the game with Jackson leading 3-0…

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5 Lyons Recreation Department teams seeking GRPA State Championships

June 23, 2019

Since the summer of 2015 the Lyons Recreation Department has won seven GRPA State Championships including three each of the last two seasons. In the last week of this June five more Lyons teams will be seeking titles. Flea Girls- 8 and under- This young group is going to state as the District 1 Champions. They lost their first game in the district tourney at Effingham County and then reeled…

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Trey Cloud’s trailblazing recruitment

June 20, 2019

Most Southeast Georgia high school football players, who are talented enough to be recruited by college programs, usually wind up visiting and signing with a local school or one from the south, but so far that has not been the case for Toombs County High School senior quarterback Trey Cloud. Y-101 interview   This past weekend Cloud, who is an excellent student, visited Cornell University (Ivy League) in Ithaca, New…

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Jeremy Beasley out-duals new Atlanta Braves pitcher Dallas Keuchel for 5 1/3 innings

June 16, 2019

For the second time in his professional career former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley was matched against a Major League pitcher in a minor league game. Last season, while he was a member of the Inland Empire 66ers of the Advanced A California League, Beasley threw 4 2/3 innings allowing six hits and two earned runs with seven strikeouts and no walks at Rancho Cucamonga. The starting pitcher for the…

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Lyons Flea Girls win 4 straight games on Friday to take the District 1 Championship

June 15, 2019

Due to the rain which soaked Southeast Georgia on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Lyons Flea Girls softball team had to wait until Thursday to play their first game in the District 1 Tournament at Effingham County. That game didn’t go so well for the 8 and under girls. They lost to Swainsboro 6-3 and that sent the team straight to the losers bracket. Y-101 interview with coach Pittman and…

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