GRPA State Tournaments
Lyons Fleas win GRPA State Championship
1st Lyons Title since ’93
Harris brothers supply game winner
|Saturday- The Harris brothers, Cameron and Trevon, started and ended the bottom of the sixth inning with big hits as the Lyons Flea Boys baseball team edged Vidalia 3-2 to win the GRPA 8 and under State Tournament. Cameron (2-for-3), the leadoff hitter, doubled and moved to third base on a Gage Brantley grounder and he scored when his older brother Trevon drove a pitch to center field for a walk-off RBI single. The bases were loaded and there were no outs when Harris provided the game-winner.
This group of seven and eight year olds became the first Lyons team to win a state championship since 1993, when the boys and girls mite teams both won a state championship.
It was inevitable that Lyons and Vidalia would not only meet for the championship of the 16-team tourney, but that they would play an intense, tight one-run game. The two rivals each made it to the title games of the Lyons Youth Tournament and the District 1 Tournament and both times Vidalia won the first game by slim margins of 11-10 in the LYT and 12-10 in the district. Each time Lyons won the if necessary game to finish first- 22-21 in the LYT and 17-9 in district.
The low scoring state championship game was scoreless until the top of the third. Lyons made two errors in the top of the first, but a double play kept Vidalia off the scoreboard. Cameron Harris stroked a clean hit in the bottom of the first and then Lyons didn’t belt a second hit until Kip Mosley (1-for-2) leadoff the fourth with a single.
Vidalia scored single runs in the third and fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Vidalia leadoff hitter Aiden Stokes (1-for-3) singled and scored on a Lyons error in the third and then Rayce Sharpe (1-for-2) singled in a run with two-outs in the fourth. Jesus Quintero (1-for-2) singled in a pair of runs, with two outs, in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. Mosley and Trevon Harris touched home.
Mite Girls surge to a 3rd place finish
On the first day of the tourney Lyons beat Coffee County 15-11 and they lost to the eventual state champion Moultrie Black 10-1.The Lyons Mite Girls have fun while they are playing hard and that formula proved successful as they finished second in the District 1 Tournament and third in the GRPA State Tournament in Effingham County. The girls compete on the field and dance in the dugout between innings.
In the losers bracket the girls outscored Effingham County 19-11 and they defeated Troup County #2 6-3 on the second day of the tournament.
On the third day of action, Lyons beat Thomasville 18-11 and Coffee County 3-2 in seven innings. Their fantastic run ended with a 10-5 loss to state runner-up Ware County.
In their second victory over Coffee Lyons scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-all. KayKay Mobley and Lauren Hattaway each singled and scored. Madison Williams hit a big double in that inning.
In the extra inning both teams started with a runner at second. Coffee didn’t score in the top of the inning, but Lyons did in the bottom. With Williams at second base, Alexa Ledford singled up the center of the field driving in her teammate which ended the game starting the celebration which included the team dancing for the fans. Watch highlights of the Coffee game Video
Friday- The Lyons Flea Boys played their A-Game in a 11-3 victory over Vidalia, which sends them to the championship game of the GRPA State Tournament in Savannah.No Lyons team has won a state championship since the 1993 Mite Girls and Boys both took home titles. Click link for more info Watch some action and hear the boys talk about the win Highlights
Lyons made only one error in the five inning game- on the third batter in the bottom of the first inning. The Lyons defense retired nine straight batters from the second inning to the fifth. Shortstop Jesus Quintero successfully fielded three straight grounders in the third and outfielders Rider Sears and Cameron Ledford each made fantastic catches in the fourth inning.
Lyons scored a run in the first inning on a Quintero RBI hit. Then trailing 2-1 in the top of the third inning, Lyons stroked five two-out hits and scored four runs. Lyons smashed six hits and scored five runs in the fourth and the boys scored one more in the fifth.
Trevon Harris swung the big stick on this Friday night. The third baseman went 3-for-3 with two triples and four runs batted in. Cameron Harris was 2-for-4, Kip Mosley 3-for-4,Gage Brantley 2-for-4, Quintero 2-for-3, Ledford 1-for-3, Sears 2-for-3, Jaidon Toole 1-for-3, D.J. Austin 1-for-3 and Kameron Clark 1-for-3..
Thursday- The Lyon Flea Boys edged South Bryan 8-7 to move into an all Toombs County winners bracket game with Vidalia. Vidalia beat Moutrie 7-1. The game will be played on Friday at 6 p.m. in Savannah.
The Lyons Mite Girls continued their rally in the losers bracket in Effingham County. The Girls outscored Effingham 19-11 and then they edged Troup County 6-3. Lyons will play Thomasville at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
The Midget Junior Boys state tourney ended with a 13-11 loss to Vidalia. A two-run walk-off homer decided that game.
The Lyons Junior Boys beat South Bryan 12-4 and then they lost to Glynn County 11-6 to end their summer.
Lyons stroked 10 hits against South Bryan and half of them were extra base shots. Martin Stephens tripled in a run in the first went 2-for-3. Cole Graham also smacked a double in the first and was 2-for-3.
Leading 4-2, Lyons scored three more runs in the 2nd. Brock Harrison hit a two – run homer over the left center field fence. Harrison added a triple in a four-run fourth.
Against Glynn, Bryce DeLoach went 1-for-4 with a double. Martin Stephens 1-for-3, Brock Harrison 2-for-3 with a triple and Ricardo Santana 2-for-3. Watch Highlights
Wednesday- After two games each all four Lyons teams are still alive in the GRPA State Tourneys. The Flea Boys and Midget Boys are 2-0 and the Junior Boys and the Mite Girls are 1-1.
The Flea Boys opened up in Savannah with a 20-10 win over Savannah. They trailed 10-1 early I the game. Later on Wednesday the Fleas beat Washington County 10-1.After beating Savannah 4-2 on Tuesday, the Midget Boys whipped Washington County 13-1 in four innings. Chase Miller hit two three-run homers and Alex Gordy was the starting and winning pitcher.
The Lyons Mite Girls edged Douglas 15-11 and then lost to Moultrie Black 10-1.
The Lyons Junior Boys trailed Vidalia 2-1, 5-3 an 7-3 after three innings. However, Lyons rallied to a 10-8 victory by scoring three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Bryce DeLoach went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Martin Stephens went 1-for-2 with a walk, Cole Graham 2-for-3 with three RBI’s, Brock Harrison 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI, Christian Medders 2-for-3 with two RBI’s and a walk and Ricardo Santana tripled in a run. Watch Highlights
Harrison was the winning pitcher in relief. He threw the final two innings allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts. Lyons ended the game with a 3-6-3 double play started and ended by first baseman Trey Cloud.
Tuesday- The Lyons Midget Boys beat the Savannah Ravens 4-2 in the opening round of the GRPA State Tourney at Effingham County.
The Savannah Jackets beat the Lyons Junior Boys 11-4 in the opening round of the GRPA State Tourney. .
Savannah scored six unearned runs in the first inning. Lyons had five hits and struck out 11. Bryce DeLoach and Ricardo Santana each singled and scored a run in the first two innings.
Christian Medders and Cole Graham each hit a
GRPA District Tournaments
Four Lyons teams qualify for state
Tuesday- The Lyons Midget Boys (11 and 12 years old) earned a trip to the state tournament by finishing second in the District 1 Tournament at Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia. Lyons beat Statesboro 21-0 with Bryce Davis hitting a grand slam, Effingham County 6-0 before losing to Vidalia 15-1. Lyons then defeated Dublin 9-0 with Chase Miller hitting a homer and faced Vidalia in the championship game. Lyons built up a 6-0 and 7-1 lead on a Davis solo shot. Vidalia came back and won 8-7. Watch Highlights
Monday- The Lyons Junior Boys (13 and 14 years old) and the Lyons Fleas (8 and under) made the final night of baseball at Partin Park a big night as each beat Vidalia to win a District 1 championship. Watch highlights Junior Boys Flea Boys
The Juniors were the first to claim a title. Despite missing two starters, Brock Harrison took the mound and pitched a seven inning gem. He struck out 12 batters and walked only two while allowing six hits and one earned run. Martin Stephens (2-for-3) stroked an opposite field single and a deep drive to right for a double which brought in a run. Ricardo Santana (2-for-3), subbing for Cole Graham behind the plate, also had two hits and scored two runs and drove in one. Bryce DeLoach went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and Trey Cloud and Martin Santana each had a hit.
The Juniors will open up state tourney play, in Augusta, on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:30 p.m.
For the second straight Monday Lyons and Vidalia met for a Flea title. Last Monday the two teams split a pair of one-run games with Lyons wining the Lyons Youth Tournament. In the battle for the district championship, Vidalia won the first game of the night 12-10 and then Lyons won the District with a 17-9 victory.
The Lyons Fleas will travel to Savannah for their state tourney.
Saturday- Three Lyons teams qualifed for the GRPA State Tournament and all three are undefeated and will be playing for District 1 titles on Monday. At Partin Park, the Lyons Junior Boys beat Swainsboro 6-1 and the Lyons Flea Boys edged Rincon 10-8 and then took care of Vidalia 17-4. Meanwhile at Thompson the Lyons Mite Girls defeated Swainsboro 14-6. Earlier in that tourney Lyons hammered Thompson 19-3 and shutout Effingham County 14-0. Watch highlights Junior Boys Flea Boys
Cole Graham pitched a complete seven inning game for the Juniors. Graham allowed only two hits and struck out nine. The only Swainsboro run was scored on a wild pitch. On offense Graham went 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored, Brock Harrison was 1-for-3 with a triple a RBI and a run scored, Martin Stephens 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Bryce DeLoach 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI and Bryce Braddy scored two runs.
In Thompson Mites Amily Mixon, Madison Williams Ziahya Griffin and Lauren Hattaway all hit the ball well for the Mites.
The Lyons Midget Boys shutout Statesboro 21-0 and Effingham 6-0 before losing to Vidalia 15-1. Bryce Davis hit a grand slam out over the fence at Ed Smith in Vidalia.
Friday- The Lyons Junior and Fleas Boys baseball teams opened up District 1 Tournament play, at Partin Park, with victories. The Juniors built up a 7-1 lead and held on to defeat Vidalia 7-5. The Fleas run-ruled Dublin 15-3. Watch highlights Junior Boys Flea Boys
For the juniors- Martin Stephens went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Cole Graham 1-for-3 with a run scored, Bryce DeLoach 1-for-4 with a double, Seth Gay 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI and Trey Cloud 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. On the mound Brock Harrison was the starting and winning pitcher. He threw three one-hit innings with five strikeouts. Reece Mixon, Brandon Dennis and Graham pitched in relief in the seven inning game. Graham closed out the game with retiring the only four batters he faced and he caught a popup and threw out a runner.
Coach Callaway hands out his final LYT trophy
to the Lyons 8 and under baseball team
2015 Lyons Youth Tourney Champions- The Lyons Flea All-Stars
Cameron Harris singles in the winning run in the 7th
|Monday- The final championship matchup of the 53rd annual Lyons Youth Tournament couldn’t have been more exciting. The Boy’s Flea Division came down to Lyons versus Vidalia. After two one-run games Lyons received the final big trophy handed out by Coach Anson Callaway, who is retiring shortly. Watch Lyons comeback in game two Highlights Y-101 Story
Vidalia opened the final day of the tourney by beating Appling 17-3. That set up the battle of Toombs County. Vidalia won the first game 11-10 and Lyons pulled out a 22-21 win in the if neccesary game.
Lyons took an 11-8 lead by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Vidalia regained the lead with a 12-run top of the sixth. Lyons trailed 20-11 heading into the bottom of the final inning and Lyons scored nine to tie it up and send the game to an extra inning.
Vidalia’s Ian Moye drove in a run with grounder to put his team up 21-20. In the bottom of the seventh Jaiden Toole (3-for-4) led off with a single. Cameron Ledford (4-for-6) singled in the tying run. Kip Mosley (5-for-6) singled and then seven-year old Cameron Harris (2-for-6), after pounding his bat on the plate numerous times, singled through the right side of the infield scoring Toole to end a very exciting night.
Saturday- The Lyons Flea baseball team outscored three opponents 50-16 to move into the championship round of the Lyons Youth Tournament. On Friday Lyons took care of Reidsville 16-3 in four innings and then on Saturday Lyons opened up a 17-4 lead over Vidalia before winning 18-10 and the boys closed out the day with a 16-3 four inning victory over Appling County. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story
Lyons will play the winner of the Vidalia versus Appling County game for the championship. Lyons will need one win to claim the title the other team will need two. Vidalia and Appling will play on Monday at 5 p.m., on Field 2, and then when that game is completed the championship round will begin. The winner will get the big trophy which will be the final one handed out by Coach Anson Callaway. Coach is retiring after 53 years of running a tournament he started in 1962.
In the Appling victory, Lyons opened up a 14-0 lead by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning and nine in the second. Every member of the 10-man starting lineup contributed something offensively to the victory plus the team played a fine defensive game.
Cameron Ledford went 2-for-3 with a RBI, Kip Mosely 2-for-3 with a RBI, Cameron Harris 2-for-3 with an inside the park homer, Trevon Harris 3-for-3 with three RBI’s, Jesus Quintero 1-for-3 with an inside the park homer, Gage Brantley 3-for-3 with a triple and a RBI, D.J. Austin 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI’s, Rider Sears 3-for-3 with three RBI’s, Kameron Clark drove in a run with a grounder and Jaiden Toole was 1-for-2.
Friday- The Lyons Mites didn’t score in their first three innings of their Little Fenway match up with Appling and they fell behind 11-0. However, the boys rallied and scored a run in the fourth and seven in the fifth to cut the margin to 11-8. Appling ended the game scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth to give the “Boys from Baxley” a 16-8 win ending Lyons run in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Watch Highlights
Dawson Brantley was 3-for-3 with a RBI, Ashton Luke 2-for-3 with a triple and a RBI and Bryson Stanley 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.
Thursday- The Lyons Mite baseball team opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a close win and a close loss. Lyons nipped Jenkins County 11-10 and then lost to Statesboro 8-6.
In the Jenkins game Lyons built up a 6-3 and 11-5 lead and then survived a Jenkins comeback in the bottom of the final inning. Jenkins scored five runs and had a runner on second base with two out when second baseman Bennie Jernigan ended the game catching his fourth pop up. Jernigan also started a double play and he went 3-for-4 at the plate. Bryson Stanley had a 4-for-4 day from the leadoff position and Dawson McClendon was 3-for-3 from the bottom of the lineup. Watch Highlights
Lyons Fleas play in LYTB
Brinley Miller handles a grounder at second base
|The 8 and under Lyons Flea Girls softball team played two games in the 53rd annual Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons lost to Swainsboro 8-3 and to Appling 17-9. Lyons scored the first seven runs in the Appling game in the top of the first inning. Appling scored the final six runs in the bottom of the fifth to win by the run-rule. Watch Highlights|
Miller hits two out in Lyons Youth Tournament
|Lyons Midget first baseman Chase Miller smacked two home runs in three games in the Lyons Youth Tournament. He and shortstop Bryce Davis each hit a second inning homer in a 14-2 win over Twin City. Lyons lost to Reidsville 11-4 and then the boys were knocked out of the tourney by Glennville by a 16-11 score. Miller (2-for-4 with a walk) stroked a three-run home run into the net in center in the first inning of the Glennville game. All three Lyons homers were hit on Field 2 where it is 200 feet to the fence. Watch Highlights
Lyons opened up a 6-2 lead over Glenville after two innings. Jaden Carroll (2-for-3) singled in two runs in the first. Glennville scored five runs in the third and six in the fourth to take a 13-6 lead. With the bases loaded, Lyons thrid baseman Alex Gordy snagged a liner at his feet for the final out of the fourth and then he singled to start off the fifth and that started a Lyons rally.
Drekari Jones (3-for-4 with a double) followed Gordy with a single and then three players came off the bench and stroked opposite field hits. Landon Gupton and Jim Moore singled and Tyler Heath drove in two runs with a base hit. The five-run fifth cut the Glennville lead to 13-11.
Lyons Junior Boys come oh so close to winning the LYT
Bryce Braddy eyes his RBI double
|Friday- The Lyons Junior Boys All-Stars came up a run short of winning a tough bracket in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Six games in the tourney were decided by one-run including two Lyons victories and one loss- a 6-5 defeat to Jeff Davis which sent the championship round to a second game and JD won that one 8-0 in five innings to take home the big trophy. Watch Highlights Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow Y-101 Game Stories
Down 3-1 going to the top of the fourth in game one, Lyons fought back. Bryce Braddy (2-for-2 with a walk) doubled, a foot or less fair, down the left field line scoring Gage Clark. Brock Harrison (1-for-3 with a walk) singled in two runs, with two outs, in the same inning to give Lyons a 4-3 lead.
Jeff Davis regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth by scoring two runs to make it 5-4. In the top of the fifth Braddy singled in a run to tie the game at five. Watch Braddy stroke his two hits Video
In the sixth Lyons had a runner thrown out at home after a Cole Graham (2-for-4) base hit to left. In the bottom of the frame Garrison Miles stroked the walk-off base hit.
Thursday- Three years to the date on which birthday boy Tyler Luke pitched the 2012 Lyons Junior Boys to a 2-1 win over Jeff Davis in the Lyons Youth Tournament, Cole Graham, who wasn’t celebrating a birthday, led Lyons to a 7-6 win over Jeff Davis to propelling the host team into the championship round. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story
There were two other one run games on the Field 3 at Partin Park. Reidsville beat Appling 5-4 and Jeff Davis nipped Reidsville 3-2 in seven innings.
Graham, who started the game behind the plate, finished the winners bracket contest on the mound. The right-hander relieved Martin Stephens in the fourth. The bases were loaded with nobody out. Graham yielded a sacrifce fly to center field and then completed his damage control by getting an out a third base and then striking out the number two hitter to end a three-run inning which pulled JD to within two runs at 7-5. Graham gave up a one-out double in the fifth. However, another strikeout ended that frame without Jeff Davis scoring.
In the sixth Graham struck out the first two hitters looking and then JD scored a run and loaded up the bases on a walk, a single and an intentional walk. Graham ended the game inducing a grounder to shortstop Bryce DeLoach.
At the plate Graham went 2-for-2 with a walk. He singled in runs in the first and third and he is 5-for-6 in the tourney with four RBI’s. Stephens (1-for-3) hit his third double in the tourney.
Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys opened up a 5-0 lead over Appling County halfway through a winners bracket game of the Lyons Youth Tourney. However, 11 walks helped the boys from Baxley rally and pull to within one run twice. But, Lyons held on to a 6-5 victory. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story
Lyons built up the 5-0 with three two-out hits. In the first inning Martin Stephens (2-for-2 with a walk) singled and Cole Graham (2-for-2) singled to left with two-outs to put Lyons up 1-0. In the second Brock Harrison (1-for-3) singled in a run and Stephens doubled in two.
Appling scored four runs in the fourth to cut the Lyons lead 5-4. Graham added a run to the Lyons lead in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. Appling scored a run in the top of the sixth and loaded up the bases. But, Bryce DeLoach, pitching in relief of Harrison, handled a grounder to his right to end the game.
The Lyons Midget Girls lost to Reidsville 12-4 to end their stay in the LYT.
Tuesday- The Lyons Junior Boys and the Midget Girls each opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with victories. The Juniors beat Long County 9-3 and the Midgets trounced Statesboro 16-2. Watch Highlights Junior Boys Y-101 Story In the Last game of the day the Lyons Midgets lost to Jeff Davis 18-6 at Little Fenway. Midget Girls
Reece Mixon pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing four hits and no earned runs to notch the victory. Brock Harrison closed the game and did not allow a hit and he struck out five batters. Harrison (1-for-3) drove in three runs with a two-run single and he walked with the bases loaded. Christian Medders (2-for-4) tripled in a pair of runs. Martin Stephens (1-for-3) legged out a double and drove in a run with a grounder, Cole Graham went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, Bryce Deloach was 1-for-3 and Ricardo Santana 2-for-3 and he scored three runs.
The Lyons All-Star baseball teams have been playing practice games for preparation for the 53rd Annual Lyons Youth Tournament. The 8 and under Fleas beat Soperton 14-0 and the 13-14 Juniors edged Reidsville 9-7. Brock Harrison went 3-for-3 and hit a line drive homer over the left field fence, on Field 3, at Partin Park. Cole Graham had a pair of hits and Reece Mixon pitched three scoreless innings. Watch highlights of the Fleas and the Mites and the Midgets Listen to Y-101 Radio stories on the Junior Boys Midget Boys Flea Boys
Coach Callaway Day at Partin Park
|An amazing 54-year career will come to an end in July and on May 23, 2015 the retiring Coach Anson Callaway was honored by family, friends, colleagues and many of the athletes he has influenced over his career at Partin Park, the outstanding recreation complex which has been his baby since it opened in 1975. Watch Highlights and a Slideshow
A 10 a.m. ceremony in the Callaway Center, emceed by Bill Benton, featured many memories of Coach Callaway’s career as both a coach and a recreation department director. Coach Callaway decided to abandon his speech to do what he does best- speak from his heart. The Coach told stories about many of the people who came to honor him.
Then everybody walked down the hill for a public ceremony at the back entrance of the park where the newest edition to the facility was unveiled. Visitors will now be greeted by a multi-level sign which welcomes them to The Anson Callaway Complex at Partin Park.
Blue Jays go 11-0 in Perfect Season
|Their last two games were the toughest to win in their perfect 11-0 season. But, the Lyons Recreation Department 9-10 year old Mite Blue Jays pulled them out. On Thursday, despite playing with only two of their usual four outfielders, they rallied and defeated the Athletics 20-12. Then on Friday they survived a slugfest with the Nationals, the second best team in the league, and won 22-18. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story
The Nationals led 2-0 after the top of first inning, 9-7 after the top of the second and 13-11 after the top of the third. However, the Blue Jays kept hitting the pitching machine and led they were on top 7-2 after one inning, 11-9 after two, 15-13 after three and 21-14 after four.
Mites bring their A-Game to Partin Park
National shortstop Lucas O’Conner handles a tough hop
|The 9-10 year old boys mite division has been a challenging one at Partin Park this spring. The 10-0 Blue Jays have been the team to beat and nobody has been able to knock them off. The Nationals have been the second best team and in their next to last game of the regular season they improved their record to 8-2 with a 15-7 win over the 5-6 Twins. Watch Highlights|
Braves beat Astros & are still tied for 1st
Braves catcher Randyn Simmons tags an Astro at home
|There is quite a race for first place in the Midget Boys Division (11 & 12 years old) at Partin Park. After eight games the Braves and the Cardinals are 5-3 and the Astros and the Dodgers are 3-5. The Braves scored seven runs in the first inning and the maxiumum, allowed by the rules, seven in the fourth in a 16-7 win over the Astros. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story with Pictures
Six Braves had hits in the four inning game and eight different players scored a run. Leadoff hitter and catcher Randyn Simmons went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, Ryan Gay 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored, Tyler Heath 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs scored, Chase Musselman 1-for-1 with a two-run opposite field single and two runs scored, Alston Price 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Jason Dukes 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Breyson Gladden and Landon Wilds each walked twice and scored twice.
For the Astros Dalton Harvey went 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Thomas Cloud 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Jake Lively 2-for-2 with a double and James Donald walked twice and scored a pair of runs.
GRPA State Tourneys
Lyons Mite Girls in Dublin
Friday- The Lyons Mites season came to an end with a 20-3 loss to Douglas.
Thursday- The girls stayed alive in the losers bracket by knocking two teams out of the tournament including the District 1 champ Effingham County. Lyons pulled out a 13-12 win in seven innings and then the girls edged Bartow County 3-2.
Against Effingham Alli Taufman led off the seventh with a single and moved to second when Ziahya Griffin grounded out to the right side of the infield. Riliegh Robinson reached on a throwing error and wound up on second base. Tori Wright was intentionally walked to load the bases. With four Efffingham outfielders all postioned near the infield, Janna Hyers hit a sharp grounder to short. The ball was misplayed and Tauffman scored the game-winning run.
In the victory over Bartow, Ellie Graham layed down a perfect bunt and reached first base. Tauffman looked at a pitch allowing Ellie to steal second. With two outs Bartow walked Robinson bringing Wright to the plate. Tori jumped on the first pitch and hit it up the middle and deep to center. Graham got the green light from her father, head coach Paul Graham, and scored the winning run.
Wednesday- Douglas scored three runs in the first, five in the second, one in the third, three in the fouth and one in the fifth in a 13-1 five inning win in the first round. Ziahya Griffin scored Lyons only run in the second. Watch highlights and check out a slideshow Listen to a Y-101 Story
Other Scores- Dublin 24, Washington County 7, Crisp County 28, Hogansville 1, Ware County 33, Peach County 2
Lyons Junior Boys in Brunswick
Friday- The Lyons Junior Boys season ended with a 7-6 loss to Gilmer County.
Thursday- Lyons defeated Liberty County 6-3 in the losers bracket. Brock Harrison pitched five innings and Bryce Deloach the final two. Lyons trailed 3-1 after the fourth and won the game by scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Tristen Lynn had a bit hit. Harrison also had a double earlier in the game.
Other Scores– Glynn County 6, Vidalia 4, Tift County 9, Liberty County 4
Lyons Mites play some good D
|Saturday- The Lyons Mite baseball team made some fine plays on defense in their two game run in the Lyons Youth Tournament. However, a lack of timely hitting plaqued them in back-to-back losses on Field 2 at Partin Park. Jenkins County outhit Lyons 17-11 in an 11-2 victory. Bryce Davis, Jake Lively and Bryson Jones each had two hits for Lyons. On defense third baseman Darian Harris and shortstop Clayton Meadows each fielded their position well. Meadows turned a grounder into a double play by running to the second base bag and then throwing to Davis at first to end the fourth inning. Watch game action You Tube
Friday- Four 4 1/2 innings the Lyons Mite Boys baseball team had a real good shot at opening up play in the LYT with a victory. However, Twin City scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull out a 10-3 victory. Watch Highlights You Tube
Twin City built up a 3-0 lead by scoring a run in each of the first three innings. Lyons rallied in the top of the fourth by scoring three runs to tie the game at 3-all. Harris (1-for-3) provided a RBI single and Bryon Jones drove in a run with a grounder to second. Cody Cortez went 2-for-3 and Davis, Jason Dukes, Bryson Stanley, Benny Jernigan and Tyler Heath all had base hits.
Lyons Mite Girls finish 3rd in LYT
|Wednesday- Sixteen teams started the Mite Division on Friday and on Wednesday only three were left. A young group of Lyons Girls, many playing their first season in the nine and 10 year old division, was one of them and they finished third. Dodge scored four runs in the fifth to overcome a one-run deficit and defeat Lyons 14-9. Watch Highlights You Tube
Lyons scored a run in both the first and second innings. Ellie Graham (1-or-3) singled and scored on a base hit by Alli Taufman (2-for-3) and Tori Wright (1-for-3) reached on an infield hit and scored on a single by Janna Hyers (3-for-3).
Trailing 6-2, Lyons scored five times in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-6 lead. Ziahya Griffin (2-for-3), Emma Salter (2-for-3) and McKinna Salem (1-for-3) each singled and KaKa Mobley (2-for-3) drove in a pair of runs with a single.
Tuesday- Lyons lost to Bacon County 16-1 in the winners bracket undefeated game.
Monday- Lyons defeated rival Jeff Davis 5-1 in a winners bracket semifinal match up. Lyons allowed an unearned run in the fifth and turned two doubles plays which were started by Riley Robinson at third base and Mobley in left center field. Both players threw to second base for the second out after making a catch. Watch Highlights You Tube
Lyons scored at least a run in every inning except the fifth. Aspen Johnson (2-for-2) singled in two runs in the first and one in the third. Salem (1-for-2) singled in a run in the second and Hyers (2-for-2) doubled in a run in the fourth. Taufman and Bailey went 2-for-2 and Robinson and Lilly Mosley were 1-for-2.
Saturday- Lyons made only five errors in 12 innings of softball as they won their first two games of the Lyons Youth Tournament- 14-0 over Evans County and 15-9 versus Dublin. Lyons successfully fielded 22 grounders and caught five balls in the air. At the plate the girls scored at least a run in eight of their 12 innings.
In the Evans County victory- Mobley was 3-for-4 with two RBI, Graham 2-for-4 one RBI, Robinson 1-for-3 one RBI, Hyers 2-for-3 one RBI, Salter 2-for-3 one RBI, Holland 1-for-3 two RBI and Salem 1-for-3 one RBI.
Against Dublin- Mobley 2-for-4 with a inside the park homer and three RBI, Grahm 3-for-4, Aspen Johnson 1-for-4, Alli Taufmann 1-for-3, Griffin 3-for-3 with two triples, three runs scored and a RBI, Wright 2-for-3 one RBI, Robinson 1-for-3, Hyers 1-for-3 one RBI, Salter 1-for-3, Holland one RBI and Salem 2-for-3.
Lyons Midgets lose to Long
|The Lyons Midget Boys baseball team opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a 9-1 loss to Long County at Little Fenway at Partin Park. Justin Thomas and Luke Wells (3-for-4) each doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning for Long. Wells hit another double in the fourth and ended the game in the fifth with another RBI two-bagger. Luke Hattaway (2-for-3) stroked both of Lyons’s hits. He doubled in the third and singled in the fifth. Lyons lefthanded pitcher Trey Cloud struck out three batters and stranded bases runners on second and third in the first and the bases loaded in the third. Watch Highlights You Tube|
Lyons Junior Boys are out on Day 3
|Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys were knocked out of the 52nd Annual Lyons Youth Tournament by Vidalia 7-1. Vidalia scored three runs in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth. Noah Anderson smashed a double for Lyons, his third extra base hit of the tourney. Bryce DeLoach pitched a complete game for Lyons. Watch Highlights You Tube
Tuesday- Lyons stayed alive with an exciting 6-5 seven inning, extra inning win over Metter on the Big Field at Partin Park. Lyons scored four runs in the first and then scored the game-winner in the top of the seventh. Jarrett Jackson singled in a run and then pitched the the bottom of the seventh and stranded a runner at third on a grounder which he handled near the mound. Jackson, fearing a bad throw, ran the ball all the way to first to end the game. Anderson had a triple and Willie Campbell had a big base hit. Brock Harrison pitched the first four innings. Listen to Y-101 stories on both games SoundCloud
Monday- Swainsboro scored three runs in the second, five in the third and four in the fifth in a 12-4, five inning win over Lyons. Watch Highlights You Tube
Lyons took a 1-0 lead in the first when Tristen Lynn reached on a walk, stole second base and scored on a single to right by Harrison. Lyons had only two hits off lefty Donald Williford in the first four innings while striking out seven times. In the fifth Lyons stoked four hits and scored three runs. Lynn (1-for-2) tripled, Harrison (2-for-3) singled and both scored on a double by Anderson (1-for-3). Dylan Womack (1-for-3) singled in the final run. Jackson (1-for-3) also had a single. Second baseman Bryce DeLoach made a diving catch in right field.
Toombs County All-Stars at Little League State
Toombs County falls in semifinals
Tuesaday- In a game that went back and forth for five innings, the Toombs County Junior All-Stars were beaten by Martinez 13-7 in a state semifnal game in Cartersville. Toombs finishes third in the state. Toombs County had a 6-5 lead after five innings. Catcher Dalton McBride went 3-for-3 and stole three bases. The Benjamin brothers, Titus and Tyler each went 2-for-4. Titus stroked two doubles and Tyler had one and two steals.
Monday- Toombs County defeated Spalding County 12-4 and that victory clinched first place in pool play. Hunter Poole was the winning pitcher. Titus Benjamin went 3-for-3, Markevious Sneed 2-for-4, Trent Morris 2-for-3, McBride 1-for-3 and Tucker Almond, Roper Smith, and Peyton Page were 1-for-2. Listen to coach Adam McBride and some of the players talk on Y-101 Radio Audio
Sunday- The Toombs County Junior Boys opened up on Sunday with a 24-12 win over Oconee County. Sneed (2-for-4) and Titus Benjamin (3-for-3) each hit a home run. McBride (3-for-4) hit a double, Morris was 3-for-4 and Poole 2-for-4.
GRPA State Tournaments
Lyons finishes 2nd at State
At Effingham on Saturday- Lyons and Ware County played thee innings of scoreless baseball prior to Ware breaking away by scoring eight runs in the final three innings in an 8-0 six inning win that earned the boys from Waycross a GRPA Junior Boys state championship. Ware outscored four opponents 48-1 in the tourney and Lyons, the only team to score against the champs, finished second just two weeks after placing second at district. Watch Game Action You Tube Meet the 2013 Lyons Junior Boys Slideshow
For the first three innings Lyons lefty Hogan White and Ware righty Kobe Manders squared off in a high strikeout, scoreless pitchers duel. White struckout six of his eight prior to the fourth inning including the side in the third and he got the final out of the second on a K with the bases loaded. Manders recorded six of his 11 strikeouts in the first three innings and he had his no-hitter ended with two down in the fifth on a Christian Conley infield hit. D.R. Meadows also had a single and Donnie Barrow a pinch hit double in the sixth.
Ware County cleanup hitter Zach Martin was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple. He scored the first run of the game in the fourth and drove in two runs in the sixth.
Lyons Fleas bring home 3rd place trophy
At Dublin- The Lyons Flea Girls softball team, which finished second in the Lyons Youth Tournament and the District 1 Tourney, earned a third place trophy in their first state tourney. The girls beat Summerville 4-3 and Crisp County 10-2 before losing to Dublin 16-1 and Moultrie 10-0.
Pictured above on the front row from left to right- Ellie Graham, Aspen Johnson, D’Anna “Duk” Griffin, Kearia “keKe” Olgesby, Lauren Hattaway and Michaela “KayKay” Mobley.
Middle row- Tori Wright, Bailey Holland, Madison “Maddy” Williams, Aniya Green, Ziahya Griffin and Abby Brantley.
Back row- Rodney Brantley, Kevin Johnson, Paul Graham, Dedrick Griffin and Shane Holland
Lyons Junior Boys win two in a day
At Effingham County on Friday- Lyons won two games in the losers bracket to make it to the championship round and a rematch with undefeated Ware County. Lyons defeated Vidalia, the District 1 champion, 6-1 and then edged Thomasville 3-2. Watch Highlights You Tube
Vidalia Game- Lyons scored four runs in the fourth when Tanner Hattaway bunted D,R, Meadows in from third and Brandon Helton hit a three-run triple. Hattaway had one more RBI bunt in the sixth. Meadows struck out batters with the bases loaded in the first and runners on second and third in the third to keep the game scoreless. Meadows struckout 10 batters and allowed only one base hit.
Thomasville Game- Lyons spotted the Bobcats an unearned run in the first and then the boys took a 2-1 lead in the third. Lane Adams hit a flyball to left that was dropped to score the first run and Hattaway walked with the bases loaded for the second tally.
Thomasville tied the game in the fifth on a RBI triple by Ray Cooper. Helton drove in the game-winner with a two-out opposite field single to right. Helton started the game on the mound and pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed two hits and one earned run with six strikeouts. Hall Graham pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and yielded one base hit.
Thursday- The Lyons Junior Boys opened up in the second round (received a bye in the first round when Cedartown dropped out) and lost to Ware County 9-1 in five innings. Lyons spotted Ware five unearned runs and the boys only had three hits off two righthanded pitchers. Cody Spinn broke up Jet Thomas’s no-hitter with a two-out single in the fourth. Christian Conley and Tanner Hattaway also singled. Listen to Y-101 play-by-play Audio
Game two- Lyons broke a five-all tie in the fourth when Hall Graham (2-for-3 with a triple) drove in Spinn with a grounder to short. In the fifth Lyons pulled away to an 11-5 victory in six innnings over Gilmer County. Lyons stoked four of it’s seven extra base hits in the game.Hogan White, who went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, doubled in Lane Adams (2-for-4 with a double) and D.R. Meadows (1-for-4 with a double). Stephen Garrett (1-for-3) doubled in a run and Hattaway (1-for-3) singled in a run in the sixth.
Hattaway pitched a complete game and allowed only three hits. He struck out the side in the first and retired eight in a row after Gilmer scored five runs (four were unearned) in the third. Hattaway struck out seven batters and walked three. Watch Highlights You Tube
Lyons Flea Girls are in the Final 3
At Dublin- The Lyons Flea Girls softball team, which finished second in the Lyons Youth Tournament and the District 1 Tourney, has made it to the Final 3. The girls beat Summerville 4-3 and Crisp County 10-2 before losing to Dublin 16-1.
Lyons Mite Girls split first two games
At Vidalia- The Lyons Mite Girls lost to Douglas 10-0 in five innings on Thursday and then they defeated Summerville 14-6. The girls were rained out on Friday and will play Union on Saturday.
District 1 Tournaments
Thursday- June 27- Junior Boys Tourney at Partin Park- Vidalia scored five runs in the fourth inning and beat Lyons 8-4 to win the championship. The first five runs of the game were scored on two-out hits. Vidalia’s Griffin Gillis singled to make it 1-0 in the bottom of the first. Lyons left fielder Brandon Helton drove in a pair of runs to put his team up 2-1 with a back side hit down the right field line in the top of the second. Tyler Roundtree put Vidalia up for good with a two-run single in the bottom of the second. The game was interupted by a three hour rain delay. Watch game action You Tube
At Dublin- Dublin defeated the Lyons Flea Girls softball team 10-0 in the championship game.
Wednesday- June 26- Junior Boys Tourney at Parton Park- Lyons defeated Effingham County 15-4 and Rincon 13-1 to qualify for the state tournament and the District 1 championship game. Hogan White hit a home run in the first game and pitched three scoreless innings in the second. Cody Spinn singled in two runs against Rincon and made a spectacular diving catch in left center field. Leadoff hitter Christian Conley walked and scored in the first inning and hit a double. Watch game action against Rincon You Tube
At Vidalia- The Lyons Mite Girls qualified for the state tournament. Lyons lost to Vidalia 11-7 in the winners bracket championship and then the girls battled back by edging Dublin 12-11 to get a second shot at Vidalia. Vidalia won the district championship with a 5-3 victory over Lyons.
Tuesday- June 25- All Lyons games were rained out.
Monday- June 24- at Partin Park- Lyons Junior Boys stayed alive in the losers bracket with a 9-3 win over Swainsboro. D.R. Meadows pitched three scoreless innings and went 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Christian Conley went 3-for-4 with a single, double and a triple and scored two runs. Donnie Barrow hit a double and a two-run single and caught a foul ball near the fence. Cody Spinn and Brandon Helton also each smashed a double. Tanner Hattaway pitched a scoreless inning. Lane Adams worked two frames and Brandon Helton one. Watch game action You Tube
At Effingham County- The Lyons Midget Boys lost to Vidalia 8-0. Vidalia broke open a 2-0 game by scoring three runs in the fifth and three in the sixth.
At Vidalia- The Lyons Mite Girls softball team defeated Effingham 15-3. Lyons will play Vidalia in the winners bracket on Tuesday.
At Effingham County- The Lyons Flea Boys edged Effingham 24-23 in an extra inning. Lyons jumped up 14-2 and then Effingham tied the game at 21 after six regulation innings.
At Dublin- The Lyons Flea girls opened up with a 15-10 win over Twin City.
Saturday- June 22- at Partin Park- The Lyons Mite Boys shutout Rincon 16-0 and then lost to Effingham 11-7 to end their season.
At Effingham County- The Lyons Midget Boys defeated Twin City 9-1 in five innings on Friday and then they lost to Burke County 4-3 on Saturday.
At Vidalia- The Lyons Mite Girls opened up with an 11-9 win over Rincon.
Friday- June 21- at Partin Park- District 1 Tournaments- Vidalia Junior Boys 10, Lyons 8- D.R, Meadows had two hits including a RBI double in the first and a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Christian Conley stroked a two-strike, two-run single in the second. The Swainsboro Mite Boys shutout Lyons 11-0. Watch video of Lyons/Vidalia Juniors
State Tourney- Senior Girls- 17-under at Bainbridge- Lyons opened up and lost to Cook County 4-2. Three Lyons errors led to three unearned runs. Bailey Bryson pitched and had a single. Abigial Lynn and Ansley Tatum also had base hits. Lyons was eliminated from the tourney after a 12-7 loss to Clayton County. Tatum smacked a double and Roxi Lane and Katie Hayes each stroked a single. Bryson struck out two batters and Victoria Jordan also pitched.
Lyons Fleas finish second
Lyons Fleas with 2nd place trophies
Aspen Johnson handles play at short
|The 51st annual Lyons Youth Tournament came to an end with the best finish by any of the Lyons teams which participated. The Flea Girls softball team placed second, out of nine teams, by beating Jeff Davis 17-9 in five innings before losing to undefeated Dublin 11-1 in five in the championship round. Watch action from both games and the trophy ceremony You Tube|
Lyons Fleas erupt for 15 in 4th
Lauren Hattaway applies tag at 2nd base
|The Lyons Flea Girls softball team was trailing Twin City 7-5 going to the top of the fourth inning. Suddenly, every girl in the lineup started hitting and when the frame was over the girls had scored 15 runs allowing them to run-rule their opponent in four innings 20-10. Lyons will play Jeff Davis, an 11-3 winner over Glennville, in the winners bracket of the Lyons Youth Tournament on Tuesday at 1 p.m.|
Lyons Mites experience LYT
Shortstop- Foster Jones
Catcher- Alex Gordy
1st Baseman- Chase Miller
2nd Baseman- Carson Braddy
|Many members of the Lyons Mite Boys baseball team were playing in their first Lyons Youth Tournament. The boys lost their opener 6-4 to Statesboro and then they battled back later in the day and defeated Twin City 13-6. On Saturday Lyons lost to Soperton 12-3 to end their tourney experience. Watch game action Statesboro Soperton
In the Statesboro game, aired on Y-101 Radio, Alex Gordy (1-for-3) and Brannon Tatum (2-for-2) each scored for Lyons, in the first inning, on a single by Foster Jones (1-for-3). Dawson Harvey (1-for-2) led off the second inning with a double and scored on a Bryson Jones (1-for-2) single to put Lyons up 3-2. In the third Tatum and Rob Moore (2-for-3) each singled and Tatum scored on a Bryce Davis (2-for-3) hit to tie the game at 4.
Lyons Mites split on 2nd day of LYT
Shortstop Ashtyn Braddy
Pitcher Madison Kingery
|The Lyons Mite Girls split on their second day in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons defeated Glennville in a winners bracket game 13-8 and then lost to Wayne County 11-10. Watch game action Glennville Wayne County
Lyons scored eight runs in the second inning and never trailed Glennville. Ashtyn Braddy and Madison Kingery each went 3-for-4. Braddy hit her second inside the park home of the tourney and Kingery drove in three runs in the first two innings. The girls held Glennville scoreless in three of the six innings. Braddy caught three pop ups at short and assisted on four outs including the game-ending out.
In a second winners bracket game of the day Lyons took a 3-0 lead over Wayne County. Wayne led 5-3 and 10-7 going to the sixth and each time Lyons came back and tied the game. Kingery drove in two runs, with a basehit in the top of the sixth, to tie the game at 10. Wayne County pushed across the game winning run with a bunt in the bottom of the sixth.
Lyons Mites open LYT with a bang
|The 9-10 year old Lyons Mite Girls softball team opened up the 51st Lyons Youth Tournament by scoring 28 runs in two innings in a 28-1 three inning victory over Long County. Watch game action You Tube
Lyons scored 13 runs in the first and two girls hit inside the park home runs. Ashtyn Braddy (4-for-4) banged a Grand Slam to the center field fence and Lexie Martin (4-for-4) hit a two run shot. In a 15-run second inning Madison Garbutt (3-for-4) stroked a triple and a single. Marleigh Clark was 4-for-4 and Lydia Poole 2-for-4. Rileigh Robinson, Mikenna Salem, Tobby Trowell, Lily Mosley and Madison Kingery all contributed to the big offensive day.
Lyons Midgets lose 2nd close game
|The Lyons Midget Boys lost a second close game in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Burke County scored two runs in the top of the fifth to pull out a 4-2 win in a losers bracket game at Little Fenway. Watch game action You Tube
Brock Harrison (2-for-3) stroked his first of two doubles and drove in Cole Graham (1-for-2) to give Lyons a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Burke tied the game up in the top of the second and then in the bottom of that inning Bryce Braddy (2-for-2 with a walk) doubled down the right field line and scored on Martin Santana’s RBI grounder to first base. Burke once again immediately tied the game with a run in the third and then nobody scored until the fifth when Burke took the lead for good with two runs.
Luke Hattaway pitched the first five innings and allowed five hits with four strikeouts. Graham threw the sixth and allowed a hit and stranded runners at second and third by recording all three outs with strikeouts.
Harrison mows down S’Boro in loss
|Brock Harrison struck out 11 batters, including seven in a row, in the Lyons Midget Boys 4-3 loss to Swainsboro, at Little Fenway, in the opening round of the Lyons Youth Tournament. Harrison took the mound in the third and struck out the first seven batters that he faced. He struck out an additional batter in the fifth and three more in the sixth. The only out which was not a swing and a miss or a strike three called was on a swinging bunt in which catcher Cole Graham collected the ball to the left of the plate and recorded the out with a toss to Trey Cloud at first base. Watch some game action You Tube
Harrison (2-for-3) put Lyons up 2-0 in the first with a two-out base hit. Swainsboro countered in the top of the second with a three-run homer over the centerfield fence by Nathan Copeland. Swainsboro scored an unearned run in that inning to take a 4-0 lead. Kaile Harkin (1-for-1 with two walks) walked to lead off the bottom of the fifth and then Harrison doubled him in to make it a one-run game. Lyons stroked five hits of a lefty starter and a righty reliever and left seven runners on base including five in scoring position. Cloud (1-for-2 with a walk) and Ricardo Santana (1-for-2 with a walk) each had a single.
JD and Appling knock out Lyons
|Jeff Davis beat Lyons 8-0 in the winners bracket of the Junior Boys Division of the Lyons Youth Tournament and then Appling defeated Lyons 10-2 in the losers bracket to knock the local boys out of the double-elimination tourney. Lyons finishes third in the seven-team tourney. Watch some action from both games You Tube|
Conley’s walkoff single nips Appling 1-0
|Christian Conley singled up the middle on a 3-2 fastball, with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, to score D.R. Meadows lifting Lyons to a 1-0 win over Appling County in the winners bracket of the Junior Boys Division of the Lyons Youth Tournament at Partin Park. Hogan White was the winning pitcher and thew a complete game four-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Watch game action You Tube
Lyons had three scoring opportunities against righty Landon Carter, who struck out nine batters and allowed four hits. Lane Adams (1-for-2) and White (1-for-2) each singled in the first inning. However, Lyons stranded runners on second and third base. In the fifth Lyons loaded the bases on a Cody Spinn (1-for-2) single and two hit batsmen- Conley and Jalen Mobley. In the sixth Meadows reached on the home team’s first walk. Adams sacrificed him to second with a bunt and then Meadows ripped off third base. Appling was tossing the ball around after a strikeout and nobody was covering third allowing D.R. to advance. Appling intentionally walked White and Donnie Barrow setting up the match up for the left hand hitting Conley. “It was a full count and bases loaded and I think we were all nervous,” said Conley. “It was a fastball up the middle. It was a little high, but I made contact with it. It was very exciting. I was very proud of myself.”
White, a lefty, did not allow an Appling County batter or runner to reach third and he started accumulating strikeouts at a furious pace in the middle and late innings. He struck out two batters in the third, fifth and sixth innings and three in the fourth. “I just had to throw strikes and let them put the ball in play and it was fun striking out all those people,” said White. Three Lyons pitchers (White, Meadows and Brandon Helton) have not allowed a single run in 10 innings of the Lyons Youth Tourney. Last year, while winning the tourney, Lyons pitchers allowed seven hits and three earned runs in 17 innings.
Lyons Jr. Boys shutout S’Boro
|The Lyons Junior Boys, the defending Lyons Youth Tournament champions, opened up the 2013 tourney with a 10-0, four inning win over Swainsboro at Partin Park. Lyons took control of the game in the first when Hogan White (1-for-2) hit a grand slam and Brandon Helton (2-for-2) singled in two runs with two outs. Watch some game action You Tube
Lyons loaded up the bases on three walks in the first and took a 4-0 lead on the White slam and then Donnie Barrow (1-for-2) and Christian Conley (2-for-2) singled and both scored on Helton’s single. Lyons scored three more runs in the third. Tanner Hattaway (1-for-2), Helton and Hall Graham (2-for-2) each singled and they scored on a D.R. Meadows grounder, a Lane Adams grounder and a wild pitch.
Lyons ended the game in four innings with a tenth run- scored on a double to left by Jalen Mobley (1-for-1). Lyons pitching only allowed one hit. Meadows threw the first two innings and struck out four including three in the second inning. He allowed a two-out double and stranded runners on second and third in the first. Helton pitched the final two innings. The first batter he faced reached on an error and then he retired six in a row with a strikeout.
GRPA State Tourneys
Lyons Junior Girls take 3rd in State
Saturday- A pair of one run victories over Lee County and Clayton County earned the Lyons Junior Girls the third place trophy in the GRPA State Tourney in Bainbridge. However, a 9-1 (five innings) loss to Lee denied the girls of their ultimate goal of playing Wayne County for a state championship. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube
Lyons yielded four unearned runs in the first two innings and the only run they scored was on a solo homer over the fence, 200 feet from home plate by pitcher Aryn McGowan- her last swing as a Lyons All-Star. In the bottom of that inning Lee pitcher Danielle Davis also cleared the fence with a three-run homer.
Lyons tallied five hits off Davis. Victoria Jordan and Jada Thompson each smashed a double and Baylee MIxon and Taylor Meadows each had a single.
Friday- Leading Wayne County 2-1 going to the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lyons Junior Girls were nine outs away from playing for a GRPA State Championship. Unfortunately for them though they had a difficult time getting the second and third outs of that frame. Lyons made four errors and Wayne scored six unearned runs in what turned out to be a 9-3 victory in the winners bracket championship game in Bainbridge. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube Y-101 Story
Wayne County scored an unearned run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Lyons center fielder Dayo Waller singled in the second, but she was stranded at first. Lyons took a 2-1 lead in the third. Taylor Hattaway led off the inning with a walk and then with one down Jada Thompson reached on an error putting runners on second and third. With two outs Aryn McGowan hit a ball to short that was misplayed and two runs scored.
In the circle, McGowan the pitcher, had back-to-back three up, three down innings in the second and third and got out of a dicey situation in the fourth. With two runners on base she fielded a ball near the third base line and threw to third to shortstop Jada Thompson to retire the lead runner. McGowan caught a pop up for the second out and then threw a wild pitch that bounced off the fence to catcher Kristin Allen. Allen fired a strike to third to Victoria Jordan for the final out of the inning.
With two outs in the seventh Lyons ended the game by scoring a run. Bayley Mixon tripled past the right fielder and Thompson doubled to left to score Mixon.
Thursday- The Lyons Junior Girls edged Clayton County 9-8 to move on to the winner’s bracket show down game that will decide the first team which will play for a state championship game on Saturday.
Clayton County scored two unearned runs in the second to take a 2-0 lead. Victoria Jordan started a double play from third that ended the inning. In the third J.C. Clark hit a grounder that scored two runs to tie the game.
In the fourth and fifth Lyons built up a 9-3 lead and then Clayton battled back to make it a one run game. For the second straight game Aryn McGowan was the winning pitcher. “I didn’t pitch as well as I did against Lee County and we didn’t play as well as we did on Wednesday,” said McGowan. “There was no doubt in my mind that we couldn’t win the first two games of this tournament,” she added.
The Lyons Junior Boys pitching staff entered a winners bracket game game against Cedartown having allowed just 21 hits in 46 innings of tourney play in the Lyons Youth Tournament and the First District Tournament. However, against Cedartown and Liberty County (losers bracket game) Lyons was outhit 18-7 as the boys’ summer came to an end with a pair of losses- 10-4 to Cedartown and 10-2 to Liberty. Watch highlights You Tube
Lyons only enjoyed one lead all day. After trailing Cedartown 3-2, Lyons scored two runs in the fourth, with two outs, to take a 4-3 lead. Stephen Helton and Tyler Luke each stroked a single and Cole Dowd laid down a sacrifice dunk that moved them in to scoring position. Blake Padgett smashed a RBI double and Stephen Garrett added a run scoring single. Cedartown scored two runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to clinch the win.
In the loss to Liberty, Lyons had only two hits and the team struck out 10 times against four different pitchers. Hogan White stroked Lyons first hit to lead off the third and Cole Dowd singled with one down in the fifth.
Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys beat Union City 7-2 (6 innings) and the Lyons Junior Girls held off Lee County 4-3 (5 innings). Both games were stopped by the time limit. Watch highlights of both games with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube
Tyler Luke did not allow a base runner for 3 2/3 innings and didn’t allow a hit until the leadoff man reached in the fifth. He struck out seven and walked one. D.R. Meadows went 2-for-2 and doubled in a run, Christian Conley was 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI and Stephen Helton went 1-for-3 with a RBI single.
Aryn McGowan pitched a five inning one-hitter and all three runs scored off her were unearned. She struck out five and walked four. McGowan doubled in a run in the first inning and scored the game-winner on a bases loaded walk by J.C. Clark in the fourth, Victoria Jordan also singled in a run in the first. Dayo Waller hit a ball to the circle that scored Kristen Allen from third base on a close play at the plate.
Lyons Jr.’s are First District Champs
|The Lyons Junior Boys All-Star team proved you may be able to tie them, but it is real tough to beat them on the Big Field at Partin Park. The 13-14 year olds won their seventh straight tourney game, on their home field, to claim their first First District championship in two years. Lyons bolted to a 5-1 lead. Vidalia tied the game at five-all with a four-run sixth and then Lyons pulled out a 7-6 win in the eighth by outscoring their rival 2-1 in an extra inning. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube Listen to archived play-by-play Ustream
Cole Dowd (2-for-3), who drove in a pair of runs in the third inning, singled in the eighth to score Stephen Helton (2-or-4), who started off the top of the frame on second according to the application of the international tie-breaking rule. Blaked Padget (1-for-4) followed with a shot to right which scored Dowd to push the score to 7-5.
In the bottom of the eighth Vidalia scored a quick run and then loaded the bases with one down. Left-handed reliever Hogan White, who entered the game with two-down in the sixth, got the final two outs of the game on a strikeout and a fly ball to left fielder Braxton Bellflower to end the thriller as Lyons beat Vidalia for the fourth straight time in the Lyons Youth and First District Tourneys.
Lyons Juniors rally up a big win
|The Lyons Junior Boys won their first two games of the First District Tournament at Partin Park by leading from the first inning on. However, in their 3-2 victory over Vidalia in the third round of the winners bracket, Lyons had to overcome a 2-0 deficit. Hogan White singled in two runs in the bottom of the fourth and Braxton Bellflower singled in the game-winner in the fifth. Watch highlights with interviews and Y-101 play-by-play You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream
Stephen Helton continued Lyons domination on the mound. The right-hander threw a complete game allowing only three hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Both Vidalia runs, scored in the third and fourth, were unearned. The Lyons pitching staff has not allowed an earned run in 16 innings of the district tourney and they have only yielded seven hits. In 33 innings on the big field at Partin Park, in the district and the Lyons Youth Tournament, Lyons has allowed only 14 hits.
The Lyons Midget Girls lost to Vidalia 7-1, in the losers bracket, which ended their season. Check out a Midget Girls slideshow
Lyons Jr.’s shut out 2nd straight opponent
|Tyler Luke limited Twin City to two hits in five innings as the Lyons Junior Boys won 8-0, their second straight shutout in the First District Tournament at Partin Park. Luke allowed a leadoff single in the second and a two-out double in the third. He also struckout two batters in each of the first four innings and wound up with nine K’s and two fifth inning walks as he improved his All-Star record to 4-0 and dropped his ERA to less than a half a run per game at .40. Luke has struckout 27 batters and walked only five. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream
Luke also helped lead Lyons offensive attack which stroked nine hits and only struck out once. Tyler went 2-for-3 and doubled to the fence in the first inning and drove in a run as Lyons took a 3-0 lead. He later singled in a run in the fourth. Blake Padget (1-for-3) also had a run scoring single in the first.
Lyons tallied four runs in the third with two out and both run scoring hits were smashed by a lefty hitting a lefty. Hogan White (1-for-2) fell behind 0-2 in the count and then drove the ball down the right field line to the fence, 300 feet away for a two-run double. After Stephen Garrett and Jalen Mobley walked Christian Conley lined an 0-1 pitch in to right field scoring two more runs.
Lyons Midget Girls lose and win on Saturday
The Lyons Midget Girls faced two types of pitching on the second day of the First District Tournament at Partin Park- fast and slow. The quick Twin City pitching shut them out 2-0 and they hammered the slower Burke County pitching in a 14-1 victory that advanced them in the losers bracket in to a Monday 5:30 p.m. game against Vidalia. Lyons will need two victories to move in to the championship round.
Courtney Moore (2-for-2 with a walk) had two backside hits- a first inning RBI single near the right field line and a triple deep to right in the third. Megan Dukes (1-for-2) also had a triple, to center field, in the first. Brittany Beckum was 2-for-3 and singled in a run in the second and Amanda Powell went 1-for-3 with a run scoring single. Pitcher Taylor Thompson allowed two hits and recorded her three strikeouts in a row in the second and third innings. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play
Lyons Junior Girls earn trip to state tourney
The Lyons Junior Girls lost two close games to Vidalia, but by finishing second in the First District Tourney at the Vidalia Regional Sports Complex they have earned a trip to the GRPA State Tournament in Bainbridge in July.
Lyons beat Effingham 17-2 on Friday and then shutout the same team 8-0 on Saturday to earn a second shot at Vidalia. Vidalia beat Lyons 2-0 on Friday and then 5-4 on Saturday in the championship round.
Lyons 34, Opponents 1 at Partin Park
Tanner Hattaway pitches a 2-hitter
|The Lyons Junior Boys and Midget Girls opened First District play at Partin Park by outscoring their opponents by a combined 34-1. The Junior Boys defeated Dublin 14-0 in four innings while the Midget Girls took care of Statesboro 20-1 in just three innings. Tanner Hattaway tossed a four inning two hitter for the Lyons Boys. He allowed the two singles in the final inning and struck out five batters. Lyons scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second and seven in the third. Tyler Luke almost ended the game in three innings. With the bases loaded he came up a couple of feet short of hitting a grand slam. Nine of the 10 Lyons players in the starting lineup scored at least one run. Watch highlights of both games You Tube
The Midget Girls also scored in bunches as they built up an 18-0 lead. Taylor Thompson was the winning pitcher.
Lyons Fleas experience 1st LYT
Bryce Davis deals with the ball and the baserunner at the hot corner
|The Lyons Fleas, who were experiencing the Lyons Youth Tournament for the first time, played a dandy game against Perry in the second round of the winners bracket. Both teams brought their “A” game on defense. Lyons second baseman Clayton Meadows handled five plays without making an error and he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a fourth inning double and a second inning RBI single. Lyons led 2-0 after the top of the first and 3-2 after two innings. However, Perry rallied to take a 5-3 lead and held on to a 5-4 win. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream|
Lyons Fleas open with win
Lyons Mites improve in 2nd game
|On the final Saturday of the 50th annual Lyons Youth Tournament Partin Park was packed as the Lyons Fleas opened up with a 6-2 win over Reidsville. The eight and under local boys will play Perry on Monday at 3 p.m., on the upper field, in a third round winners bracket game. The Lyons Mites were knocked out of their bracket by a 14-2 four inning loss to Bacon County.
The Lyons Fleas played a fine game in the field and shortstop Carson Braddy played his position well. “I tried to make a double play and I made an out at second and at first,” said Braddy. Joining Carson on the the left side of the infield is third baseman Bryce Davis. “We did really good and we beat them,” said Davis. “We just played really good defense. I got one out at second, one out at third and thats all.” On offense Davis hit a ball and made it to third base.
The older Lyons Mites were no-hit in the their first game of the LYT and defeated 12-0 by Statesboro at Little Fenway. In a losers bracket game at Field 2 the boys took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Bryce Braddy (1-for-2) reached on an error and scored on a grounder by Evan Stephens. Hughes Graham (2-for-2) and Martin Santana (1-for-2) each had hits for Lyons in the first inning. Bacon County countered by scoring nine runs in the first frame.
Lyons scored a final run in the fourth. Graham singled and scored on Trey Cloud’s (2-for-2) RBI single. Bacon ended the game two innings early by scoring three runs in the fourth.
Lyons finished the game with six hits. “We were hitting it to the outfield so we could get on base easier and we laid a few bunts down and we just hit a lot better today,” said Cloud. Graham, who only got one swing against Statesboro said his approach was different against Bacon. “I just concentrated on the ball and hit it,” said the Lyons shortstop, who threw out two batters at first.
The Bacon Boys made a handful of fine defensive plays. Third baseman Nick Snell held Braddy to a single by snagging a hard hit ball down the third baseline. Bacon made two errors and Lyons only one. “We caught all the balls and we were hitting better today then we were yesterday,” said Braddy. Bryce says a lesson was learned in the two losses. “We just got to play harder and work harder at it.”
Last year Lyons and Bacon played for the championship of the Lyons Youth Tourney and Bacon County pulled out a 9-8 win in eight innings in the “if necessary” game. Just three total players were back for 2012 match up- two for Bacon and one for Lyons.
Lyons Fleas vs. Vidalia
|After knocking off Reidsville 21-9 in their first game in the Lyons Youth Tournament, the Lyons Flea Girls softball team lost a winners bracket match up to Vidalia 10-7. Lyons scored six runs in the top of the first and led 6-1 after an inning. However, Vidalia rallied and tied the game at seven-all in the fourth and then cinched the win in the fith. Watch highlights You Tube|
Lyons Mite Girls walk off with win
|It took two days for the Lyons Mite Girls to defeat Jeff Davis in the second round, of the winners bracket, of the Lyons Youth Tournament. The two 9-10 year old teams played less than half an inning on Monday before rain washed out the day and then they completed the game on Tuesday with Tanner Wright (1-for-4 with two RBI’s) driving in Ashton Braddy in the bottom of the sixth inning with the game-winning walk-off hit in an 8-7 victory. Watch highlights You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream
Lyons stroked 20 hits and Braddy, the leadoff girl, had four of them and her aggressive base running allowed Lyons to put pressure on the JD defense. Malaisha Edwards, who hit an inside the park home in Lyons 16-1 win over Reidsville in round one, went 3-for-4 with a first inning RBI. Libby Jackson was 3-for-3 and had a fifth inning run batted in when Lyons scored three runs and surged to a 7-5 lead. Jeff Davis scored two in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 7-all.
Lexi Martin and Lauren Adams were both 2-for-3 with a RBI. Madi Mimbs was 2-for-4 and caught a hard hit fly ball in left center field. Madison Kingery and Olivia Wright each had a base hit.
Lyons lost to Dublin 16-4 in the winners bracket and to Vidalia 15-7 in the losers bracket and the girls were eliminated from the tourney. Jeff Davis turned around and lost to Ware County 5-4. Dodge beat Dublin
Lyons Junior Boys rule the LYT
|The 2012 Lyons Junior Boys ended their unbeaten run through the 50th Annual Lyons Youth Tournament with a 14-6 five inning win over Vidalia. The victory clinched the “Big Trophy” for the juniors for the first time in seven years. The last team to win it, in 2005, turned in to a group of high school players that led the Toombs County Bulldogs to 41 wins in 50 games. Watch highlights You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream
A four-run fourth inning turned a 6-6 game around. Tyler Luke (4-for-4 with 4 RBI’s) smashed his third RBI hit driving in Stephen Helton, who led off the inning reaching on an error, to put Lyons up for good at 7-6. Blake Padgett (2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI) followed with a single and then he and Luke scored on Cole Dowd’s three-run homer over the right center field fence. Dowd, who was motivated by rough pitching performance on Thursday, went 2-for-3 and made two fine defensive plays at first base. “I beat myself up last night,” said Dowd. “I was just thinking about it and when I came out today I had my mind set and I wanted to play good.” Dowd, who hit some homers early in his recreation ball career stroked his first as a junior player. “I just saw the ball deep and it was right down the middle and I just hit it.”
Lyons ended the game early scoring four more runs in the fifth and Luke ended his perfect day at the plate with an infield hit that drove in a run. “I was just trying to sit back,” said Luke. “All the coaches say I have quick hands so I can sit back and hit the ball at the plate.”
Lyons opened up a 6-0 lead after two innings. The boys scored twice in the first thanks to aggressive base running and Luke’s first of four run scoring hits. In the second D.R. Meadows (2-for-4) singled in a run, Luke doubled in one and Padgett singled in his second of the tourney.
The home squad dominated the tourney with pitching. In 17 innings Lyons allowed only seven hits and three earned runs for an ERA of 1.06. Helton, the starter, pitched four innings to pick up the win- his first of the season as a Junior All-Star this season. All six of Vidalia’s runs, which were scored in the third inning, were unearned. Helton allowed one hit and struck out five batters and walked three. Hogan White pitched the fifth inning and allowed one base hit.
Other members of the team not mentioned in this story include: Braxton Bellflower (1-for-3 with a double and a walk), Jalon Mobley, Stephen Garrett (0-for-1 with two walks), Christian Conley (0-for-2 with a walk), Tanner Hattaway and Cody Spinn.
Lyons Juniors move on to title game
|The Lyons Junior Boys spotted Vidalia a three-spot in the first and then rallied for a 7-4 victory in a winners bracket game which secured the 13-14 year old boys a spot in the championship round of the 50th Lyons Youth Tournament at Partin Park. Lyons will play Vidalia for the title needing one win to finish first, Vidalia will need two victories. The action begins at 5 p.m., on Friday, on the Big Field and the game or games will be broadcast on Y-101.
The Lyons Midget Girls scored three runs in their final regulation at bat to tie their game with Ware. However, in the extra frame Ware scored once in an 8-7 win. Watch highlights of both games on You Tube
In the first inning Vidalia took the 3-0 lead on four walks and a hit batsmen and then Tanner Hattaway took over on the mound and got the final two out on grounders. The right hander pitched 5 2/3’s in relief and allowed just three hits while walking two. Although he only struck out one batter Hattaway put the ball in play and his defense backed him up. Lyons infielders recorded 13 outs and the outfield caught three fly balls.
The Lyons boys began their comeback in the second inning scoring five times after stranding runners on second and third in the first. Hogan White (1-for-3) and Hattaway (2-for-2 with a walk) led off the inning with singles and Christian Conley (1-for-1) walked to load the bases. Baxton Bellflower (1-for-4 with two RBI’s) hit a grounder which scored the first run. D.R. Meadows (1-for-2 with two walks) singled in the second run and another scored on the play on an error. Then Stephen Helton (2-for-3) and Tyler Luke (1-for-4) each doubled in a run to left field. Helton hit a drive deep to left center and Luke stroked his two-bagger down the line.
Lyons tallied single runs in the third and fifth on a Bellflower RBI single and a wild pitch.
In the Girls Midget game, Lyons scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. Courtney Moore singled to right scoring two runs and Megan Dukes drove a pitch deep to left to make it a 7-7 game. Ware County scored a run in the seventh to secure the losers bracket victory.
Luke celebrates birthday with 10-k, 2-hit win
|On his fifteenth birthday Tyler Luke pitched a two-hit game, with ten strikeouts ,in the Lyons Junior Boys 2-1 comeback win over Jeff Davis in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Watch highlights with Y-101 Radio play-by-play You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play with guest analyst Berry Aldridge Ustream
Luke opened up his game striking out the side and finished by striking out three in the sixth- the final frame. Jeff Davis scored an unearned run in the second inning on a squeeze bunt with a runner at third and nobody out. Harly Hand led off with a single and moved to third on a two-base error.
Lyons tied the game in the fourth on their second and final hit by Blake Padgett. Padgett stroked a one-out single in the second and then, with two-down in the fourth, doubled to right field to drive in Luke, who walked for the second time off Jeff Davis starting pitcher Justin Kight. Jeff Davis made three errors in the fifth on balls hit by Jalen Mobley, Braxton Bellflower and D.R. Meadows. Meadows, who stroked a rope in to center field that was caught in third inning, hit a grounder to second which was gather in but the JD throw to second base got away allowing Mobley to score the game-winning run.
Day 2 does Lyons Junior Girls in
|Two Friday loss ended the Lyons Junior Girls run in the 50th annual Lyons Youth Tournament. Jeff Davis scored five unearned runs in a first inning that featured a short rain delay and beat Lyons 13-3 in five innings. Then in a stay alive effort against rival Vidalia, the visitors scored three unearned runs in the third in a 3-0 decision that knocked Lyons out of the tourney in three games. Watch highlights You Tube Listen to archived Y-101 play-by-play Ustream
Offensive highlights for Lyons included Victoria Jordan (2-for-2) stroking a RBI hit in the third against JD and then Aryn McGowan followed with a two-run home run over the right center field fence.
In the Vidalia game, the two starting pitchers combined for 23 strikeouts and allowed only seven hits. McGowan had 10 strikeouts and yielded five hits and lefty Rebekah Lawrence 13 and two for Vidalia. McGowan struck out four straight early in the game and Lawrence struckout six in a row toward the end of the game.
In the Vidalia third inning Sara Edwards walked with the bases loaded and McKenzie Farrow singled in two runs. Lyons best scoring opportunity was in the fourth when Taylor Meadows broke up Lawrence’s no hit bit with an infield single and McGowan doubled to the foul pole in right. Lawrence ended the threat handling a grounder in the circle and a recording her eighth strikeout.
Lyons Juniors no-hit & run-rule Appling
SS Bailey Bryson scoops up grounder
Aryn McGowan pitches no-hitter
|The Lyons Junior Girls made an impressive debut in the 50th Annual Lyons Youth Tournament by beating Appling County 11-0 in five innings. Aryn McGowan tossed her second no-hitter in seven days as she struck out eight and walked two. She threw a perfect game in a practice match up with Metter.
Shortstop Bailey Bryson led the Lyons offense with two shots to the fence at Little Fenway and scored twice. She hit a triple to right center and a double to center and was one of four Lyons base runners to steal home. In all eight Lyons players scored at least a run. McGowan went 1-for-2 and scored twice and stole home and Dayo Waller was 1-for-2 and stole home. Baylee Mixon, Victoria Jordan, Kristen Allen (stole home), Haile Lavender (1-for-2) and Jaisey Clark (1-for-2) each scored a run. Watch highlights You Tube Watch highlights of the Lyons Junior Girls 3-2 practice win over Glennvillle You Tube
Lyons Mite Girls take second place
|The Lyons Mite Girls played a full day of softball and despite not having a reserve player they finished second at a tournament in Soperton. The girls lost their first game to Bleckley County 14-11 and then they reeled off four straight victories. They beat Johnson County 16-2, Treutlen County 19-6 and the Vidalia RedHots 21-18 before avenging the loss to Bleckley by winning 17-7. Lyons lost in the championship game to undefeated Dodge County 18-5.
In the above picture are- front row, left to right- Madison Kingery, Malaisha Edwards, Ashtyn Braddy, Lexie Martin and Madi Mimbs. Back row- Christa Fields, Olivia Wright, Libby Jackson, Liliann Pittman and Tanner Wright. Not present- Lauren Adams and Mercedes McCumber. Coaches- Marcus Burton, Alan Braddy and Tony Wright.
Braves top Lyons Mite Divsion
Evan Stephens ranges to his right at second base
|The Mite Divsion wrapped up it’s regular season at Partin Park playing at Little Fenway for the first time and the Braves, who had already clinched first place, only got to play one inning before a rain storm washed out their game, with the Dodgers, after just one inning. In the first match up The Red Sox, who finished second in the division, beat the Athletics 3-1 in a game that featured a lot of fine defensive plays. Watch highlights of both games You Tube|
Midget Braves & Reds tie for 1st
Dalton McBride touches home after shot over the Green Monster
|The battle for first place in the 11-12 year old Midget Boys Divison came down to the final day of the regular season at Partin Park. The Reds lost to the Dodgers 4-3 and the Braves held off the Athletics 2-0 meaning the Reds and the Braves finish in a first place tie each with a 7-4 record. The Dodgers finish third with 5-7 mark and the Athletics fourth at 3-9.
Hall Graham (Reds) and Dalton McBride (Dodgers) dueled on the mound and the game came down to the bottom of the sixth. The Reds, trailing 4-3, loaded up the bases with one-out. Logan Williamson relieved McBride on the hill and got the final two batters on strikeouts to end the threat. McBride hit a solo homer over Little Fenway’s Green Monster for his first round-tripper of the season. Watch highlights You Tube
In the second game of the night, starting pitchers Alex Matthews (Braves) and Brandon Helton (Athletics) squared off in a scoreless battle for the first four innings. The only two runs were tallied in the fifth.
Turner D. Brice Tournament
Long Shots go 3-0 and finish first
|The Long Shots, from Lyons, won all three of their games to take first place in the 10-under Division in the 9th annual Turner D. Brice Tournament at Partin Park. The Long Shots defeated the Sliders 11-9, the Rochelle Long Shots 9-1 and the Hurricanes 18-10. The Timber Dawgs, also from Lyons, placed fourth in the 12-under Division. Those boys knocked off East Laurens 4-2 and then lost to the Vidalia Sluggers 9-4 and the Mud Dawgs 10-1. The Sluggers finished first, the Mud Dawgs second and East Laurens third. Watch highlights of the Timber Dawgs and Long Shots winning games You Tube
The 8-under division was won by the Vidalia Tribe which beat the Dudley Reds 14-2. Braddock and Sons, from Toombs County, won the men’s softball and T and A finished second. In all 20 teams competed in a fundraiser which benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/AFLAC Center. Pictured above is a stylized Reece Mixon catching a liner at second for the Timber Dawgs.
Mite Braves avenge earlier loss
Me’ Elle Mincey (left) and Alex Gordy pursue grounder
|The 9-10 year old Braves team that plays in the Mite Division at Partin Park avenged an early season loss to the Athletics with a 16-6 win. The Braves allowed four runs in the first inning and then just two more in the next four innings. Watch highlights You Tube and a slideshow|
Lyons Under 12’s are GRPA Soccer State Champs
|The Lyons Under 12 boys and girls soccer team were a dominant bunch in district and state tournament play. They took care of Thomson and Dublin by scores of 10-0 and 6-0 in the district in Dublin and then they continued their run with three wins at the GRPA State Tournament in Augusta. Lyons defeated Morgan and Wayne County by the same 6-2 score in the quarterfinals and semis and then they whipped Murray County 7-2 in the title game. Saul Tinoco scored five goals in the championship game and 16 in the state tournament. The Under 12’s are coached by Dr. Heidi Zubeck and the players include: Gerry Tinoco, Rig Tinoco, Raul Tinoco, Carlos Ibarra, Juan Ibarra, Brodie Hardeman, Chris Scoggins, Divorian Gaffney, Cindy Vera, Damian Castro, and Julian.|
GRPA State Tournament Scoreboard
Midget Boys- Vidalia 9, Lyons 4 (Final)
D.R. Meadows drove in two runs and Lane Adams and Stephen Garrett each had a RBI hit as the Lyons Midget Boys summer came to an end in the loss.
Midget Boys- Lyons 11, Washington Co. 3 (Final)
(Thursday) Nine of the 12 Lyons players scored as the Midgets won their second game of the day with an 11-3 win in five innings over Washington County. Hogan White pitched the whole game and struck out five and doubled in two runs. Donnie Barrow and Lane Adams also had RBI hits. D.R. Meadows, Jalen Mobley, Stephen Garrett, Riley Wimberly and Jacob Brown also had hits. Lyons will play Vidalia on Friday at noon and the boys still need two more wins to make it to the championship round.
Midget Boys- Lyons 9, Calhoun 5 (Final)
(Thursday) Lyons opened up the game by stroking three extra base hits. D.R. Meadows doubled, Stephen Garrett hit an inside-the-park homer and Hogan White drilled a pitch over the fence and in to the parking lot.
Midget Girls- Vidalia 8, Lyons 0 (Final)
(Thursday)- Lyons season comes to an end.
Midget Girls- Coffee County 10, Lyons 2 (Final)
(Thursday) Lyons opened up a 2-0 lead at Effingham County. Lyons will play the loser of the Vidalia and Carrollton game at 2:15 p.m.
Midget Boys- Moultrie 8, Lyons 5 (Final)
(Wednesday) Moultrie scored three runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-0 lead. Moultrie stroked two hits, walked twice and one batter reached on an error and another was hit by a pitch. Lyons recorded two outs on Tanner Hattaway (4 K’s) strike outs and got the third out on a throw from catcher Stephen Garrett to shortstop D.R. Meadows after a wild pitch. Moultrie added a run in the third and then built up a 8-0 lead going to the fifth.
Lyons was facing a tough right handed pitcher who had a good curve ball and pitched sidearm. That pitcher left the game in the top of the fifth and Lyons rallied. Cody Spinn walked, Donnie Barrow singled and Jacob Brown walked to load the bases. Hall Graham walked to bring in the first run. Meadows also walked to make it 8-2. Then Hogan White ripped a double that scored three runs.
Hattaway entered the game in the first with the bases loaded and nobody out and did not allow a run. He struck out two batters and induced a fly ball to center which was caught by Jalen Mobley. Mobley and Spinn also pitched for Lyons and each had a strike out.
District 1 Tournaments
Lyons Midgets accomplish mission
|Both 11-12 year Lyons Midget teams accomplished their mission in the District 1 Tournament in Effingham County. The Boys and the Girls teams both qualified for state. The Midget Boys wrapped up their successful week by beating Vidalia 10-2 to win the District 1 Championship. Jalen Mobley put the game away in the fourth inning with a grand slam over the left center field fence, his second home run of the tournament. Stephen Garrett went 4-for-4 and Tanner Hattaway was the winning pitcher. View Salaine Meadows’s slideshow Y-101 Story
The Girls rebounded from a loss to Vidalia earlier in the day by beating Dublin 9-8 to move in to a championship match up with their rivals. Taylor Thompson hit a triple and was the winning pitcher.
McKenzie is a busy pitcher
In Flea ball the pitcher is a very busy player. Lyons’s McKenzie Grimes has to run all over the field. Top picture (#15) McKenzie races to third base and in the bottom picture she tags a runner sliding in to home plate.
|Tuesday- Junior Boys- Lyons took care of Effingham 12-7. Bailey Salter, Allen Beverly and Jordan Usher each had three hits. Watch Highlights Video Lyons then lost to Twin City 5-4 which ended their season one win shy of qualifying for state.
Midget Boys– Lyons nipped Vidalia 4-3. Jalen Mobley singled in D.R. Meadows in the bottom of the sixth. Hogan White struck out 11 batters. The win qualified Lyons for the state tournament. Y-101 Story
Midget Girls- Lyons edged Effingham 3-2 to stay undefeated.
Monday- Junior Boys- Lyons defeated Thomson 13-11 after overcoming a 9-3 and an 11-4 deficit.
Junior Girls- Lyons season came to an end one win shy of making the state tourney. Twin City defeated Lyons 11-9. Emily Shaw wnet 2-for-3 and drove in two runs and scored another. Watch highlights of the Junior Girls and the Flea Girls from the Vidalia Regional Sports Complex Video
Midget Boys- Lyons #1 beat Dublin 13-2. D.R. Meadows drove in six runs and struck out six in two innings of pitching. Meadows hit a three-run inside the park homer and doubled in two. Jalen Mobley hit a solo homer over the fence. Tanner Hattaway pitched three innings and struck out four batters. Lyons #2 lost to Vidalia 12-0 and is 1-1 in the tourney.
Midget Girls- Lyons whipped Statesboro 15-0. Taylor Thompson pitched a no-hitter.
Mite Girls- lost to Rincon to end their season.
Flea Boys- lost a wild back and forth game to Dublin 18-12 to end their season.
Flea Girls- lost to Dublin 10-8 to end their season.
Saturday-Junior Boys- Lyons opened up the tourney, at Partin Park, with a 9-1 win over Rincon. Bailey Salter pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and was 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI. Tyler Luke was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI’s, Jeremy Edge 2-for-3 and he drove in a run and Blake Padgett, Stephen Helton, Hunter Floyd and Cole Dowd each had a hit.
Junior Girls– Lyons lost to Vidalia 7-4.
Midget Boys- Lyons #1 defeated Thomson 14-1. Lyons #2 beat Rincon 12-9.
Mite Boys- Lyons lost to Vidalia 13-7 at Ed Smith. Martin Stephens went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs with a pair of two-out hits. Luke Hattaway went 3-for-3 and Brock Harrision and Chance Stokes each went 2-for-3. Watch highlights Video Y-101 Archived Play-by-play Later in the day Lyons lost to Swainsboro 12-11 ending their season.
Mite Girls- Lyons opened up with a 13-12 win over Rincon and then the girls lost to Dublin 17-2.
Flea Boys– Lyons lost to Vidalia 11-9 and then knocked off Effingham 17-9.
Flea Girls- Lyons lost to Vidalia 23-2 and then stayed alive in the tourney with a 19-1 win over Burke County.
Lyons Mites finish a close second in LYT
|For 15 seconds, or so, the Lyons Mite baseball team thought they had won their division of the Lyons Youth Tournament. However, a game winning run was negated by an illegal head first slide in the final inning then Bacon County scored a run in an extra inning and won the “if” game 9-8 to claim the big trophy.
Lyons had to win two games to get to the final game of the tourney. The Boys rallied and defeated Jeff Davis 6-5 in an extra inning. Martin Stephens hit a grounder to first that scored two runs which tied the game at 5-all in the sixth. Then in the seventh Luke Hattaway led off with a single and scored on a well placed grounder to the center of the infield by Gage Clark that gave Lyons a 6-5 victory. The win lifted Lyons in to the championship round of the 9-10 year old division versus Bacon.
Lyons put game one of the Bacon series out of reach by scoring 13 runs in a four inning span. Chance Stokes, who went 4-for-4, drove in three runs with a two-run double and a RBI single. So Lyons avenged a 13-1 loss to Bacon with a 13-5 win.
Lyons Fleas win two games in Youth Tourney
|For many it was their first Lyons Youth Tournament and the Lyons Fleas had their moments winning two games and losing two. Lyons opened up with a 21-6 win over Metter. Then they lost to a hard hitting Long County team 21-5. However, the Boys rallied and beat Metter 22-14 before losing to Glennville 15-3. Watch the Fleas in this slideshow|
Lyons splits and moves in to Final 3
|The Lyons Mite Boys split a pair of Saturday winners bracket games in the Lyons Youth Tournament advancing them to Monday and the Final Three of the tourney. Lyons will play Jeff Davis at 3 p.m. at Little Fenway (broadcast on Y-101) to see which team plays undefeated Bacon County for the championship. Jeff Davis knocked Pierce County out of the tourney with a 5-1 win.
In their first game on Saturday Lyons came back from a 8-2 deficit after two innings and nipped Vidalia 10-8. Lyons scored three in the third on a run scoring single by Bryce Deloach and a two run base hit by Martin Stephens.
Lyons surged in to the lead in the fifth by scoring five runs. Dakota Kersey and Ricardo Santana each reached on a hit and Reece Mixon loaded up the bases. Then Lyons started stroking run scoring hits. Chance Stokes singled in a run and another scored on a Stephens grounder to tie the game. Christian Medders singled in the go ahead run and Brock Harrison singled in the final run of the game.
Lyons ended the thriller handling a couple of grounders including a 1-4-6-3 double play. Grady Bount lined a pitch off Blake Harrison’s (pitcher position) glove and second baseman Reece Mixon adjusted and fielded the ball and threw to Deloach at short and then Bryce whipped the ball to Stephens at first to record the first two outs of the sixth. Mixon ended the game fielding a grounder and throwing to Stephens.
12 of the first 13 runs of the game were scored with two outs. Lyons scored two in the bottom of the first on a double by Deloach and a single by Stephens. Vidalia countered by scoring seven runs in the second with two down to open up the six run lead.
In their second game on Saturday Lyons lost 13-1 to Bacon County. Bacon turned a 1-0 game in to a rout with a seven-run third inning and a five-run fourth.
The Lyons Mite Boys All-Star team had won 17 of 21 games entering the Lyons Youth Tournament by hitting the ball where they aren’t. Nine players carried above .500 batting averages in to a first day match up with Appling County and Lyons hit a bunch of line drives in a 15-3 four inning victory.
Lyons scored six runs in the first inning and Christian Medders singled in one run and Cole Graham doubled in three. Martin Stephens’s singled in two runs and Luke Hattaway singled in one as Lyons scored six more in the second. Chance Stokes had a RBI single in the third and Bryce Deloach hit a run scoring grounder.
On defense Graham handled three grounders at third and turned a double play that ended the first. Brock Harrison made two fine plays from the pitchers position, Ricardo Santana ranged far to his left to make a gem of a play on a grounder at third and Reece Mixon ended the game fielding a grounder and forcing a runner at second.
Lyons Mite Girls
|The Lyons Mite Girls softball team is a young group this season. Only two girls (Lauren Floyd and Kierra Williams) played on the team last season which finished second in the Lyons Youth Tournament. On opening day, in the 17-team tourney, Lyons split a pair of games on the Upper Field. The girls defeated Jeff Davis 15-8 and then lost to Glennville 19-9.
In their victory Lyons scored in every inning and every girl on the team reached base. Ashton Braddy went 3-for-4 in the leadoff position, Floyd went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI’s, Jesse Alexander 2-for-4, Taylor Jones 2-for-4 with 3 RBI’s, Tanner Wright 1-for-3 with a RBI, Regan Benton 3-for-3, Mattie Moore 2-for-3, Kaleigh Holmes 2-for-3 and Lauren Adams 1-for-2. Watch Highlights Video Y-101 Play-by-play
Lyons lost to Vidalia 19-6 on Wednesday. The Girls rallied from a 9-0 deficit to make it a 9-6 game. Braddy went 2-for-3, Alexander 2-for-2 with a double and Moore, Jones and Adams each had a hit. Watch Highlights Video
Lyons Midgets surge to third place finish
|On the next to last day of the Boys Midget Division of the Lyons Youth Tournament, Lyons split a pair of losers bracket games and finished in third place. Lyons defeated Vidalia 6-1 and then lost to Appling County 3-2 on a sacrifice fly to left field in the sixth inning.
Lyons pitching in both games was solid as righty Tanner Hattaway pitched a five-hitter with eight strikeouts in the Vidalia victory and lefty Hogan White also pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts against Appling.
“Smiley” strokes walk-off single for Midget Boys
|The Lyons Midget Boys made it to Monday in the Lyons Youth Tourney with a dramatic comeback in the sixth inning. Trailing Bacon County 8-7, Lyons loaded up the bases for D.R. Meadows. Meadows showed his good eye by drawing a walk to tie the game. With one out Stephen “Smiley” Garrett ended the game with a line drive down the third base line scoring Brandon Reynolds, who was running for Tanner Hattaway, who reached on a hit. Meadows also pitched the whole game and struck out nine batters.
The 9-8 victory sets up a Monday match up with Vidalia which knocked Glennville out of the tourney. The two rivals will meet at 5 p.m. at Little Fenway and on Y-101 Radio. Jeff Davis and Appling County will play a winners bracket game at 3:30.
In their first game on Saturday Lyons lost to Appling 10-8. Jalen Mobley hit his second homer of the tourney. Watch Highlights Video
Lane Adams watches as Jalen Mobley makes a diving catch in center
Lefty Hogan White eyes the the plate against Appling
Mobley’s Green Monster Mash decides one-run game
|Jalen Mobley crushed an inside fastball and drove it over the Green Monster at Little Fenway to give the Lyons Midget Boys a 3-2 win over Evans County in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Mobley’s fifth inning 2-run shot scored Hogan White, who led off the inning with a double. Steven “Smiley” Garrett drove in Lyons’s other run with a first inning single. Lyons could have scored more but the boys left the bases loaded three times. Tanner Hattaway, who pitched all six innings, didn’t allow a hit until one-down in the fourth inning. Evans County scored two unearned runs in that inning to take a 2-1 lead. Watch Highlights Video|
Lyons Junior Boys drop two one-run games
Bailey Salter pitched five innings of 4-hit ball against JD
|The Lyons Junior Boys lost two one-run games in an afternoon in the Lyons Youth Tournament at Partin Park. They opened their tourney experience with a 3-2 loss to Jeff Davis and then four hours later the Vidalia Boys scored eight runs in their final at bat, in the sixth inning, to win 14-13.
Trailing 3-1 entering the top of the fourth, Lyons scored eight runs off Vidalia pitching and took a 9-3 lead. Tyler Luke tied the game with a two-run single and then Stephen Helton put Lyons up 4-3 with a RBI hit. Bailey Salter tripled to right field with the bases loaded driving in three runs and Hunter Floyd singled in Salter by stroking a ball in to right. Vidalia scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Lyons lead to 9-6.
Lyons scored four runs in the top of the sixth to build up a 13-6 advantage. Salter singled to right scoring a run, Floyd looped a ball off the first baseman to bring in a teammate and Jeremy Edge hit a ball that scored two more. Watch Highlights Video
In their first game of the tourney Lyons lost to Jeff Davis 3-2. Both teams scored two runs in the first. JD took advantage of two Lyons errors and scored two unearned runs. Lyons scored on RBI hits by Salter and Floyd. Jeff Davis scored the game-winning run in the fifth. Salter pitched five innings and allowed a hit in the first and three in the fifth. He struck out four batters and had three straight three-up, three down innings from the second to the fourth.
Lyons Midget Girls Softball
Taylor Thompson throws a strike against Appling County
|The Lyons Midget Girls opened up play in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a 10-4 loss to Appling County. The Girls stroked all three of their hits in the final two innings and scored three runs in their final at bat. Amanda Powell broke up Brooke Griffin’s no-hit bid with a one-out single in the fifth inning. Megan Dukes and Hannah Coursey also had base hits. Watch Highlights Video
On Wednesday the girls knocked off Johnson County 6-1 as Thompson pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts and she was 2-for-3 with a RBI and Britney Beckum went 1-for-1 with a RBI. Watch Highlights Video Lyons run through the losers bracket ended with a 7-0 loss to Vidalia.
New Junior Girls place 3rd in Lyons Youth Tourney
Aryn McGowan pitches one-hitter with 10 k’s
|This summer the Lyons Junior Girls are a brand new team. There are no hold overs from the 2010 team which was a state runner-up. The new squad of 13 and 14 year old girls finished third out of eight teams.
On Wednesday Lyons opened up the tourney with a 5-4 win over Metter. The Girls built up a 5-0 lead in the first three innings and then had to hold on to get the victory. Ansley Tatum went 3-for-4 and drove in a run and scored one. In the circle Aryn McGowan pitched a one-hitter and struck out 10 and walked five. Lyons ended the game with a double play. Bailey Bryson caught a liner at first and threw across the diamond to Abigail Lynn who doubled up the runner at third with a tag on the shoulders. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play Video
On Thursday Lyons trailed Twin City 1-0 in the fourth inning, however, the girls started hitting and they scored 11 straight runs in a 11-2 win. Ashley Cruz went 3-for-3 and Bryson 3-for-4 with a triple. Bailey also was the winning pitcher. She allowed five hits and induced 12 grounders including six that she handled around the circle. Lyons did not make an error in the field.
In their second game on Thursday Lyons lost to Vidalia 12-1. On Friday Lyons lost to Glennville 7-5 giving ending their action in the tourney.
GRPA State Tourney Scoreboard
Lyons Jr. Girls finish second
Jeannie Smith pitched 20 innings and
struckout 25 & allowed 1 earned run
|Saturday- The Junior Girls were trying to be the first team from Lyons to win a summer state championship since the Mite Boys and Girls did so in 1993. Unfortunately, their effort was dashed by a pair of losses to Wayne County 9-6 and 7-4.
Lyons took a 4-0 lead in the first game on a two-run double by Jeannie Smith and a two-run triple smashed by Katie Norfleet. Wayne County took advantage of three Lyons errors in the bottom of the first and scored six runs. Lyons rallied and tied the game in the third when Smith singled and scored on a wild pitch. Wayne County pulled away by scoring single runs in the bottom of the third, fourth and fifth.
In the second game Lyons fell behind 4-0 in the second and the girls didn’t stroke their first hit and score their first run until the sixth when Kayla Mosley reached on a RBI infield hit. Lyons stoked two more hits in the seventh and scored three runs. Madison Hart drove in one with a grounder to short. The girls wrapped up their summer by finishing second in the Lyons Youth Tournament, the District 1 Tourney and the GRPA State Tournament. Watch highlights of both games Video
Friday- In the first six innings of their winners bracket match up with Villa Rica the Lyons Junior Girls left 14 runners on base including 10 in scoring position. In the third, fourth and fifth the girls left the bases loaded. Finally in the fifth Harley Beck singled in a run to cut the Villa Rica lead to 2-1 and later in their last at bat, in the seventh, Katie Norfleet singled in Jeannie Smith and Beck, with Norfleet at third and one down, laid down a squeeze bunt that scored Katie to give Lyons a 3-2 win. Smith pitched a complete game three-hitter and she struckout 10 batters for a second day in a row. Watch Highlights Video
Thursday- It took an inning before the Lyons Junior Girls began to pull away and then eventually run-rule Bainbridge 14-2 in six innings in the opening round of the GRPA State Tournament at Ed Smith in Vidalia. Jeannie Smith pitched a complete game four hitter and struck out 10 batters. Lyons stroked 12 hits and Smith, Megan Meadows and Lakayla Faison each had two hits. Watch Highlights Video The Lyons Junior Boys summer came to an end with an 8-5 loss to Calhoun in Guyton.
Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys opened up state tourney play in Guyton by losing to Coffee County 5-2. Lyons got the leadoff hitter aboard in six of the seven innings, however, the boys grounded in to three double plays and left three runners in scoring position. Trailing 3-0, Lyons scored two runs in the fourth on a single by Logan Martin and a Coffee error and also a James Ethredge RBI hit. Martin added a sixth inning triple in his 2-for-3 game. Ethredge pitched the first three innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Jeremy Beasley pitched four innings in relief and allowed two earned runs and four hits and he struckout four. Watch Highlights Video
District Tourney Scoreboard
Lyons Junior Boys are District 1 Champs
|Thursday- The Lyons Junior Boys survived a rough first inning and defeated Vidalia 5-2 to win the District 1 Tournament in Dublin which qualifies the boys for the GRPA State Tourney at Effingham County. Lyons scored a run in the second and four in the third and the bullpen was flawless in protecting the lead. Hunter Braddock pitched four scoreless innings and James Ethredge threw a scoreless sixth and seventh. Braddock and Hunter Braddy each had two hits. Slideshow
The Lyons Midget Girls lost to Vidalia 7-4 and they were eliminated from their tourney.
Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys moved in to the championship round of the District 1 Tourney, in Dublin, with a 13-1 four inning win over Rincon. Jeremy Beasley pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts. The only hit was an infield hit with two-out in the top of the fourth. Logan Martin went 2-for-3 with a home run and a single. Lyons will play for the title on Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Lyons Midget Girls lost to Dublin 9-0 and then they rebounded and routed Thomson 30-2.
Tuesday- Eryn McGowan struckout nine batters in the Lyons Midgets Girls first game in the District 1 Tournament in Statesboro. Dayo Waller and Bailey Bryson each hit home runs in a 12-0 win over Burke County. Victoria Jordan had a triple and a double and McGowan, Haylee Lavender and Christian Allen all had big hits.
The Lyons Junior Boys knocked off Vidalia 12-7 in the District 1 Tourney in Dublin. Bailey Salter pitched four innings and struck out five. Logan Martin, Hunter Braddock and Chris Mobley each had two hits.
Lyons run ends in championship game
Courtney Moore makes a tough catch at first base
|The Lyons Mite Girls amazing run ended with a loss to the same team that sent them in to the losers when the District 1 Tournament began at Partin Park. Dublin broke a 9-9 tie by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth and beat Lyons 12-10. Lyons took a 5-1 lead in the top of the second and the girls tied the game in the fifth. Check out the girls in this Slideshow and watch some highlights Video|
Two wins down, two to go for title
SS- Taylor Thompson
Pitcher- Amber Braddock
2B- Amanda Powell
|Since their first round loss to Dublin the Lyons Mite Girls have stormed through the losers bracket of the District 1 Tourney at Partin Park. In four wins Lyons has outscored the opposition 67-5. On Monday the girls beat Swainsboro 15-1 and Vidalia 14-2 to move in to a championship match on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m., on Field 2, versus Dublin. Lyons needs two wins to win district and qualify for state. Watch highlights of the Vidalia game Video|
Lyons Mites nearly complete perfect game
Machine tosses 1-hitter
Amanda Powell’s catch
Brianna Berry snags one
Courtney Moore lines one
Kiarra Williams scores
Taylor Thompson swings
|Hitting and scoring is the key to winning in pitching machine ball. The Lyons Mite Girls did plenty of scoring in a 22-0 three inning win over Thomson in the losers bracket of the District Tournament at Partin Park. On defense the girls nearly recorded a perfect game, They retired Thomson three-up, three-down in the first and second innings and got the first out of the third. However, a little roller up the middle of the infield resulted in a throw that was just late to first base breaking up the perfect game. Amanda Powell recorded the final out by catching a pop up from her second base position. Watch Highlights Video
Lyons opened up the tourney by losing to Dubin 15-9. Dublin was leading 9-8 on Friday night when rain suspended the game. It was completed on Saturday morning. Lyons stayed alive in the losers bracket by defeating Effingham County 16-2. Lyons will play Swainsboro on Monday at 5:45 and the winner will play the loser of Vidalia/Dublin at 7 p.m. The Vidalia versus Dublin game will open Monday’s play at 4:30.
|Saturday- Mite Boys- Rincon edged Lyons #1 7-6 and Lyons #2 stayed alive by taking care of Thomson 7-3. The Lyons Flea Girls blanked Effingham County 3-0 and then were eliminated from the tourney by Dublin 13-6. The Lyons Flea Boys lost to Dublin 17-5 and then were eliminated by Rincon.
Friday- The Lyons Junior Girls lost to Vidalia 9-8 in the championship game. Lyons led 4-0 and 6-3, however, a five-run fifth gave Vidalia an 8-6 lead. Lyons rallied with two outs in the sixth and tied the game at eight. Megan Meadows started the rally by stroking a single to right and she scored on a wild pitch. Jeanne Smith reached on a infield hit and drove in Katie Norfleet. Vidalia cliched the win with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Both teams advance to the state tourney at Vidalia. Earlier in the day Lyons routed Effingham County 14-2.
In Midget Boys action Vidalia defeated Lyons 7-5. In Mite Boys Lyons #1 beat Twin City 7-2 and Effingham County edged Lyons #2 6-5. The Lyons Flea Girls lost to Dublin.
Thursday- The Lyons Junior Girls beat Effingham 8-0 and then lost to Vidalia 3-0.
The Lyons Midget Boys won two games at Thompson. Lyons knocked off Swainsboro 11-3 and Effingham 6-0. D.R. Meadows stroked three triples and two doubles in the two games.
Lyons Fleas deal with heat & finish 4th
|The Lyons Flea Girls had to play three games in one day, in the heat, in the Lyons Youth Tournament. The Girls lost to Vidalia 19-10, although they did score seven runs in their final at bat. Then they stayed alive in the double-elimination event by beating Dublin 17-14. However, Bacon County relegated the local team to a fourth place finish, out of 11 teams, with a 16-1 victory. Lyons opened up the tourney with a 15-1, four inning win over Soperton. Y-101 Story Watch the girls play in this slideshow|
Lyons Mites play in Youth Tourney
|Screven County, a late addition to the Mite Division of the Lyons Youth Tourney, scored four runs in the fifth inning and beat Lyons 7-4 at Little Fenway at Partin Park. Lyons took a 3-2 lead in the third inning on a run scoring single hit by second baseman Reece Mixon. Dylan Womack and Cole Graham also had RBI hits. Lyons played a solid game in the field. Left center fielder Dalton McBride caught three fly balls and right center fielder George Lookie snagged two. Shortstop Dylan Womack caught three pop ups and handled several grounders, first baseman Logan Williamson caught a liner and stepped on first for a double play and Mixon made three plays at second. Y-101 Story Watch Highlights Video
Lyons was run-ruled by Wayne County and was eliminated from the tourney. Check out this slideshow
Third place out of 16, not bad
|The Lyons Mite Girls softball team wanted to play for the championship of the Lyons Youth Tourney. Instead losses to Glennville 20-15 and Bacon County 12-5 meant the girls had to settle for the third place trophy in a division that included 16 teams. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of the Glennville game Video|
Lyons Mites smash out three wins
|The Lyons Mite Girls softball team opened up the Lyons Youth Tournament with three straight wins. On Tuesday the girls defeated Waynesboro 16-8 and they followed that up with a 12-2 win over Evans County and 15-10 victory over rival Vidalia on Wednesday. In the Vidalia game Courtney Moore went 3-for-4 with two triples, a double, six RBI’s and four runs scored. Y-101 Story Watch the girls in their slideshow|
Lyons Junior Boys finish 3rd
TCHS freshman James Ethredge pitches five innings of scoreless ball
|The Lyons Junior Boys had two shots at earning a spot in the championship bracket of the Lyons Youth Tournament. Unfortunately, in a winners bracket game the boys lost to Appling County 14-8 and then in a losers bracket game Lyons lost to Wayne County 8-2. Logan Martin his a two-run homer in the Wayne County loss and Chris Mobley stroked two singles. Watch Highlights Video
On a busy Saturday at Partin Park the Lyons Junior Boys broke open a 3-3 game in the fourth by scoring four runs and they pulled away to a 10-3 win over Ware County in the winners bracket of the 48th annual Lyons Youth Tournament. In the decisive fourth Chris Mobley walked with the bases loaded to break then tie and then later he scored on a wild pitch. James Ethredge singled in the other two runs. Bailey Salter pitched a solid five innings allowing five base hits and he induced a lot of grounders which were handled flawlessly by the Lyons infield. Jeremy Beasley pitched a three-up, three-down sixth.
The Lyons Midget Boys were eliminated from the tourney by Pierce County 15-8. Lyons opened up a 5-2 lead, however, Pierce County’s nine-run third inning doomed them. D.R. Meadows hit two doubles and drove in a run and scored two. J.T. Copeland had two RBI singles. Cole Dowd had a RBI double, Jalen Mobley had a run scoring single and Tyler Luke a sacrifice fly RBI. Lyons lost its first game to Glennville 14-6. Due to a long rain delay the game ended after midnight. Watch highlights of both games Video
The Lyons Junior Boys won their sixth straight game as they opened up play in the 48th annual Lyons Youth Tournament defeating Twin City 8-3. James Ethredge pitched the first five innings and he stuck out 11 while giving up two hits and three walks and no runs. He walked the bases loaded in the fourth but escaped by striking out his ninth batter. Hunter Braddock led the Lyons offense by going 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s. Logan Martin drove in two runs and went 3-for-3. In the fourth inning Hunter Braddy and Jeremy Beasley hit back-to-back two-out run scoring doubles. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play Video
Lyons Midgets top Twin City 10-1
Aryn McGowan pitches two-hitter
Bailey Bryson throws some heat
|In a 10-1 five-inning losers bracket win over Twin City, the Lyons Midget Girls played a fine all-around game. In the circle Aryn McGowan came within two outs of pitching a no-hitter. On defense the girls did not make and error and they turned two double plays and at the plate they scored in every inning. Lyons was eliminated from the the Lyons Youth Tournament in its next game with an 8-0 loss to Jeff Davis. The local girls opened up play with a 6-2 loss to Bryan County and then they rebounded with an 18-1 rout of Reidsville. Watch highlights of the Twin City game as McGowan pitches a two-hitter Video and check out the girls in this Slideshow|
Lyons Jr. Girls come back & take 2nd
|The Lyons Junior Girls made a nice run through the losers bracket of the Lyons Youth Tourney winning three games in a day to move in to the championship game against Telfair. However, Telfair scored four runs in the first inning and won the big trophy by an 8-4 score. Lyons shortstop Kayla Mosley broke up Jaycee Selph’s no-hitter with a leadoff double in the fourth. Jeannie Smith stroked two doubles and drove in three runs as Lyons cut the lead to 5-4 in the fifth.
The girls began a long Thursday by edging rival Vidalia 9-7 in eight innings. Smith went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s and Charly Foskey singled in two runs. Harley Thompson pitched five innings and allowed five hits and Katie Norfleet pitched the final three innings and did not allow a hit and she worked out of some challenging situations like bases loaded and no outs and only allowed one run to pick up the win.
Then Lyons banked Soperton 10-0. Mosley doubled in two runs and Lakayla Faison and Megan Meadows each singled in one. Norfleet was also the winning pitcher in that game. She gave up only three hits and she struck out three. Later in the evening Lyons knocked defending champ Glennville from the tourney with an 11-3 win in five innings. Roxy Lane drove in two runs with a double and both she and Foskey had two hits. Smith pitched a complete game to send Lyons to the championship game for the second straight summer. On the first day of the tourney Lyons defeated Reidsville 10-3 and lost to Glennville 10-9. Lyons had a 9-7 lead going to the bottom of the sixth. Watch highlights of the tourney Video
Lyons wins district title
|Manny Hernandez scored three goals and Brandon Rosales added one as the Lyons Under 14 All-Star soccer team defeated Dublin 4-2 to win the district championship at the Toombs County Middle School soccer field. The boys and girls will move on to state competition on December 4th and 5th in Augusta. Watch highlights Video|
Skateboard park opens at Partin Park
|Skateboarders in Toombs County finally have a place to go where they are welcome to do their thing. The Lions Club Skateboard Park is open, at the entrance of Partin Park, everyday from dawn until dusk except Sunday when it opens at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge, but you must have a helmet. Watch some of the action from opening day Video|
|The Colts closed out their season with a 20-6 win over the Dolphins in Lyons Recreation Department action at the Toombs County Middle School field. Earlier in the season the Dolphins beat the Colts 6-0. The win clinched at worst a first place tie for the Colts with the Dolphins. Watch highlights and see some amazing runs Video|
Soccer showdown- Yellow Stingers vs. Lasers
Taylar makes soccer save
Yellow Stingers score soccer goal
|The Yellow Stingers and the Lasers met again on the soccer field at Partin Park. The first game ended in a 3-all tie and this rematch was just as close. Chase Alexander scored two goals late in the second half to lead the Lasers to a 4-3 victory. Watch both teams in action in this Slide Show Watch Highlights Video|
GRPA State Tournament Scoreboard
Lyons Mites finish second at state
Saturday- Lyons Mites 4, Douglas 3 Ben Everett hit a two-run home run and Riley Wimberly singled in two runs Video Highlights Y-101 Play-by-Play State Championship Game- Wayne County 26, Lyons 1 Y-101 Play-by-Play Slide Show State Tourney wrap up Y-101 Story
Bainbridge Junior Girls 2, Lyons 1 Megan Meadows drove in Lyons’ run Lyons finishes third in state
Friday- Lyons Junior Girls 5, Vidalia 4 Megan Meadows drove in the game-winner in the seventh Video Highlights Lyons Junior Girls 7, Walton County 3 Charley Fosky had a single and a double Wayne County 9, Lyons Junior Girls 0
Lyons Mite Boys 11, Colquitt County 7 Riley Wimberly and Landing Youmans each went 4-4 Lyons Mite Boys 9, Summerville 2 D.R. Meadows hit a home run Y-101 Play-by-Play Video Highlights Lyons Mite Boys 13, Washington County 4 Lane Adams had four hits and D.R. Meadows stroked three hits
Lyons Mite Girls 15, Walton County 6 Abigail Lynn hit three inside-the-park home runs
Thursday- Lyons Junior Girls defeated Gilmer County 4-0 Y-101 Story Video Highlights and they will play Wayne County at noon on Friday at Vidalia High School. The Lyons Mite Boys lost to Coffee County 13-5. The Lyons Mite Girls lost to Colquitt County 11-2 Y-101 Story
Wednesday the Lyons Junior Boys lost to Colquitt County 10-4 in Thomson. Watch highlights of the game and the big storm Video Lyons lost to Vidalia 13-3 on Thursday
The Lyons Mite Girls and Boys teams were featured on Y-101 Radio’s Toombs County Bulldog Sports Report on Wednesday Y-101 Story
District 1 Tournament Scores
Mite Boys- Dublin #2 8, Lyons 7 D.R. Meadows singled in two runs in the top of the sixth to make it a one run game. Lane Adams was 2-3 and he and D.R. turned a 6-4-3 double play. Lyons finished third in the district. Lyons will be playing in the state tournament in Dublin.
Junior Boys- Vidalia 7, Lyons 1 in the District 1 championship game. Both teams are going to the state tourney in Thomson.
Mite Boys- Lyons 7, Statesboro #1 6 D.R. Meadows doubled in two runs in the top of the sixth and Landon Youmans made an over the shoulder running catch with runners on first and third to end the game. Y-101 Story
Mite Boys- Lyons 9, Twin City 8 Donnie Barrow doubled in two runs to tie the game and Jalen Mobley singled in the game winner in extra innings.
Junior Boys- Lyons 10, Dublin 2 Logan Martin pitched four no-hit innings and he drove in two runs. Efrain Quinterro was 3-4 with 2 RBI’s and Cody Dowd 2-4 with a RBI.
Junior Boys- Lyons 13, Statesboro 9 Hunter Braddy went 3-4 with 4 RBI’s and Martin was 1-2 with 2 RBI’s. The Statesboro win qualified Lyons for the state tourney!
Mite Girls- Lyons beat Effingham County, lost to Thomson, beat Rincon, beat Dublin and lost to Vidalia 6-5 to finish third in Dublin. Lyons qualified for state.
Mite boys- Lyons #1 17, Effingham 0 Lyons #1 10, Swainsboro #2 0
Lyons #2 8, Swainsboro #1 7- Brandon Helton hit an inside-the-park homer and Logan Williamson had a triple and turned a double play. Y-101 Story
Junior Boys- Lyons 17, Thomson 2 Hunter Braddock 3-3 3 RBI and 3 RS, Logan Martin 2-3 2 RBI
Friday and Saturday
Junior Girls- Lyons 18, Vidalia 4 Jeannie Smith hit an inside-the-park grand slam. Lyons 22, Effingham County 5 Harley Thompson was the winning pitcher Y-101 Story
Midget Girls- Lyons 17, Effingham County 1 Swainsboro 13, Lyons 8 Harley Beck went 3-3 with a triple
Watch highlights of the Junior and Midget girls Video
Junior Boys- Lyons 9, Dublin 1 Cody Dowd 3-4 D 3 RBI, Logan Martin 3-4 D RBI, Josh Mimbs 3-4 RBI, Hunter Braddock 2-3 D RBI Vidalia 5, Lyons 1 Dowd 1-2 RBI
Mite boys- Lyons #1 14, Burke Co. 4 Dublin #1 8, Lyons #1 6
District 1 champs again
|Natalie Kirkley singled, stole second and then third and she induced a bad throw in to right field and scored the game-winning run in the bottom sixth as Lyons beat Vidalia 11-10 to win the District 1 championship at Partin Park. For many of these girls this was their second straight district title. They beat Vidalia in Swainsboro last season to win the Midget championship. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of a very exciting game broadcast live on Y-101 Radio Video|
Lyons Junior girls finish 2nd
Lakayla Faison hits with runners on
Harley Thompson pitches four innings
|The 47th annual Lyons Youth Tournament opened with the 13-14 year old Junior Girls Division and the local girls finished second. Lyons defeated Bacon County 7-4, Reidsville 6-2 and Telfair 1-0 and their two losses were to tourney champ Glennville. Glennville won the winners bracket semifinal 6-2 and the championship game 16-4. Y-101 Story|
Lyons Fleas win 1st game
|The Lyons Fleas won their first ever game in the Lyons Youth Tournament. The girls hit the ball well and fielded their positions efficiently in a 14-5 win over Metter. Y-101 Story Watch the girls play at Partin Park in this Slide Show|
Lyons Fleas win and lose
|The Fleas, the youngest age group at Lyons Youth Tournament, opened play with a bunch of exciting games. Lyons beat Jenkins County 14-3 and then the local boys lost to Jeff Davis 5-1. Watch these seven and eight year-olds in action in this Slide Show|
Dublin eliminates Lyons Mites
|The 9-10 year old Lyons Mite Boys lost to Dublin 15-11 in their third losers bracket game of the Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons, which trailed 4-0, built up a 9-4 lead after four innings. Dublin rallied with four runs in the fifth and seven in the sixth. For Lyons Lane Adams was 4-for-4 with two runs batted in and Donnie Barrow was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Y-101 Story Watch highlights video
On Saturday Lyons played nearly flawless on defense and won two losers bracket games on Saturday to stay alive in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons defeated Pooler 6-5 in a morning game. Lyons turned a triple play with the bases loaded in the second inning and the local boys ended the game with a double play. Christian Conley and Kyle Watkins each had run scoring singles in the third. Y-101 Story
In the second game Lyons edged Ware County 9-7. Barrow went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs and Ben Everett doubled in two runs in the fourth. Watch highlights Video
Earlier in the tourney, Lyons lost 3-2 to Glennville after beating Swainsboro 17-2. Christian Conley and Donnie Barrow each drove in a run for Lyons in the loss. Glennville rallied for two runs in the sixth to win the game. D.R. Meadow’s Y-101 Profile
Lyons Mites- win one, drop two
|The 9-10 year old Lyons Mite Girls won one of their three games in the Lyons Youth Tourney. Lyons defeated Waynesboro 6-4 and then the girls lost to Bacon County #2 12-4 and to Wayne County 15-0. Watch the girls in this Slide Show|
Lyons Midgets drop out of tourney
Watch Manuel Hernandez steal home video
|Back-to-back losses to Vidalia (7-3) and to Glennville (15-9) knocked the the Lyons Midget Boys out of the Lyons Youth Tournament. Y-101 Story On Friday Lyons beat Glennville 9-6. Manual Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double and Baily Salter and Stephen Helton each went 2-for-3.
On Saturday, on Y-101 Radio, Lyons nipped Swainsboro 3-2. Tyler Luke broke a 2-2 tie in the third with a run scoring double to the center field fence. Hunter Thigpen and Salter each drove in a run. Salter and Cole Dowd each went 3-for-3. Dowd, who was the winning pitcher, threw four innings and allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts. Salter pitched the final two innings and allowed a hit with four strikeouts. Y-101 Story
Midget Girls drop two on opening day
|The Lyons Midget Girls dropped two games on the opening day of their division in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons lost 5-4 to Jeff Davis in an extra inning and then in a stay alive game they fell to Bacon County 10-2. Y-101 Story|
Juniors drop two close games
|The Lyons Junior Boys lost two one-run games to end their run in the Lyons Youth Tourney. On Thursday Ware County edged Lyons 6-5 and then on Saturday Screven County came back and beat Lyons 4-3. Lyons did defeat Swainsboro 8-2 on Friday. Lyons broke away in the fifth inning by scoring five runs. Pinch hitter Hunter Braddy drove in two runs with a two-strike, two-out single. Jeremy Beasley pitched all six innings and allowed seven hits with five strikeouts.|
Smith and McGowan are Y-101 MVP’s
|Jeannie Smith and Aryn McGowan are Toombs County Middle School softball teammates. However, during the summer the two were on different Lyons All-Star teams. Smith pitched in the Lyons Midget Girls’ District 1 championship run and for her pitching efforts in the state tourney she was named on Y-101 Radio’s play-by-play broadcast the Lyons MVP. McGowan was the starting shortstop on the Lyons Mite team that finished fourth in the state. Aryn had some big hits and made some outstanding defensive plays to earn her Y-101 MVP award. Aryn, who will be in six grade, recently earned a spot on the Lady Bullpups team. Aryn talks about her summer success Video|
Beasley is a Y-101 MVP
|For his outstanding play in the Boys Midget Tournament held at Partin Park, Jeremy Beasley, of Lyons, was chosen as the Y-101 Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Jeremy pitched very well against a tough Moultrie team and also had a couple of hits in the game. Y-101 Game Story Jeremy is still playing baseball with the Montgomery County Mudcats and his team recently won a tourney in Blacksheer. Beasley’s baseball season will end when he begins Toombs County Middle School football practice on August 11th. Jeremy talks about pitching against some big guys this summer. Video|
Vidalia Midget Girls rule state tourney
|In a tournament loaded with quality teams the Vidalia 11-12 year old Midget Girls went undefeated and beat Swainsboro, Murray County and Douglas twice, including 5-2 in the championship game, to win the GPRA State Tourney played at Ed Smith in Vidalia. Vidalia scored three runs in the first inning and Alison Edenfield and her defense kept Douglas from having a big offensive inning in Saturday’s noontime championship game. Watch highlights and interviews Video Vidalia beat Douglas 5-3 in the first round. Watch highlights of that game Video More Rec Ball|
Lyons Mites finish fourth at state
|The 9-10 year old Mite Girls wrapped up their fine summer by finishing fourth at the GRPA State Tournament in Waycross. The Girls lost their first game on Friday to Wayne County, the eventual state champion. Then they beat Liberty County 13-7. Their season came to an end with a 12-7 extra inning loss to Moultrie. Also this summer the Girls won the District 1 championship and they finished third in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Coach Jeff McGowan talks about Friday’s action Audio|
|The Lyons Mite Girls softball team traveled down to Waycross and defeated Ware County 6-2 in the opening round of the state tourney. Listen to the girls talk about their win Audio Coach Jeff McGowan discusses the girl’s victory Audio|
Two close defeats end Lyons Midget Girls season
|The 11-12 year old Lyons Midget Girls ran into some tough pitching on the second day of the GPRA State Tournament. Murray County defeated Lyons 4-2 in the winners bracket and Douglas ended Lyons season with a 5-1 victory. Y-101 Story YWatch highlights of both games Video|
|The Lyons Midgets Girls District 1 championship team was all revved up to open the state tourney at Ed Smith. However, Monroe County their opponent, decided not to show up for the game or to participate in the tourney. So, Lyons wins in the first round by a forfeit.|
Local Midgets split on 2nd day of state tourney
|For a second straight day Vidalia won its game in the Midget Boys State Tourney at Partin Park while Lyons was eliminated by Swainsboro 15-14. Watch highlights of Lyons 11-run third inning in which Bailey Salter doubled in two runs and Logan Martin and Jamar Smith hit back-to-back home runs Video Vidalia beat Wayne County 13-7. Watch highlights and interviews Video|
|The Midget Boys State Tourney opened at Partin Park with Vidalia beating Summerville 5-0 and Lyons dropping an 11-3 decision to defending Midget champ Moultrie. Y-101 Story Listen to Y-101 Radio’s play-by-play of the Lyons game Audio Watch highlights of the Vidalia game with interviews Video|
|The Lyons and Vidalia Midget Boys baseball teams are both participating in the GPRA State Tournament at Partin Park. Listen to the Lyons Boys talk about their third place finish at a tourney in Swainsboro Audio Watch the Vidalia Boys practice and talk about their second place finish at the District 1 Tourney Video More Rec Ball|
Lyons Mite Girls get ready for state
|The District 1 champion Lyons Mite Girls softball team is getting ready for a second straight trip to the state tournament. Last year the Mites won one of three state tourney games played at Partin Park. Lyons will open up on July 10 at 5 p.m. versus the host team Ware County. Y-101 Story Watch the girls work on their defense Video|
|The Lyons Midget Boys baseball team, which will be hosting the state tournament July 9-12, finished third in a tournament in Swainsboro. The boys hit some home runs and went 3-2 in the tourney beating Hinesville, Soperton and Wayne County. Y-101 Story|
Lyons Midget Girls win District 1 Title
and get ready for state Y-101 Story
|The 11-12 year old Lyons Midget Girls softball team beat Vidalia 9-2, in Swainsboro, to win the District 1 championship. Y-101 Story Bobby George talks to the girls and their coaches after the win Audio Watch the Girls in action from the first Vidalia game Video|
|The 11-12 year old Lyons Midget Girls softball team beat Vidalia 9-2, in Swainsboro, to win the District 1 championship. Y-101 Story Bobby George talks to the girls and their coaches after the win Audio Watch the Girls in action from the first Vidalia game Video|
|A 9-2 win over Vidalia moved the Lyons Midget Girls into the championship game of the District 1 Tournament in Swainsboro. Jeannie Smith pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts and Roxie Land went 3-for-3. Y-101 Story|
Lyons Mite Girls win district, Mite Boys season ends
|The Lyons Mite Girls reeled off three straight wins on Tuesday, including a double-header defeat of Dublin (8-7, 8-5), to win the district championship. The Lyons Mite Boys beat Dublin #2 13-1, but then their season came to an end with an 11-8 loss to Statesboro #1. Y-101 Story The Lyons Midget Girls defeated Effingham 10-4 while the Junior Girls beat Swainsboro 12-4, but their season came to an end with an 11-3 loss to Vidalia in the championship matchup.|
|Dublin #1 defeated Lyons 10-5 in a winners bracket game at the Mite district tourney in Dublin despite a two-home run effort by Tyler Luke. Lyons will play on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on Y-101. Y-101 Story Also, the Lyons Mite Girls defeated Vidalia 18-5, the Lyons Midget Girls whipped Thomson 18-3, The Lyons Midget Boys lost to Vidalia 8-4, the Lyons Junior Boys lost to Thomson 9-5 and the Lyons Junior Girls beat Waynesboro 16-1 and lost to Vidalia 8-0. Watch highlights of the Lyons Mite Girls and the Junior Girls from Ed Smith Video|
|The Lyons Mite Boys baseball team opened district play in Dublin by winning a close game and one by a rout. Lyons nipped Twin Cities 4-3 and shutout Statesboro #2 16-0. Lyons will play its next game on Monday at 6 p.m. on Y-101 Radio. Y-101 Story The Lyons Mites talk about their sweep in Dublin Video Also, Swainsboro edged the Lyons Junior Boys 2-1, Dublin beat the Lyons Midget Boys 11-1 and Dublin beat the Lyons Mite Girls 16-7.|
Lyons Pee Wees bow out
|Two losses on the second day of the Lyons Youth Tournament eliminated The Lyons Uppercuts on Wednesday. Lyons lost to Soperton 9-5 and to Jeff Davis 17-4. Watch highlights of the Soperton game Video|
|The 7 and 8 year old Pee Wees opened up play at Partin Park and Lyons, dressed like the Florida Gators, beat Montgomery County 13-5 and Glennville 22-14. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of the Glennville game Video|
Everett homers twice as Lyons Mite Boys finish 3rd
|Lyons RCF Ben Everett homered twice in a 3-for-3 game, however, Appling’s Vernon Dasher also hit a solo homer and two RBI doubles including a walk-off two-bagger in the sixth to give Appling a 6-5 win over Lyons. Everett hit a solo homer in the first to put Lyons up 1-0 and a two-run home run in the fifth to give his team a 5-3 lead. Appling scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth to pull out the victory. Lyons went 3-2 in the Lyons Youth Tournament earning them the third place trophy. Y-101 Story Watch the boys talk about their experience Video|
Lyons Mite Boys advance to Final 3
|A 15-11 win over Ware County advanced the Lyons Mite Boys into the final three of the Lyons Youth Tournament. Y-101 Story Y-101 Radio’s play-by-play Audio Watch the boys talk about their big win Video Lyons lost to Wayne County 22-1 in the winners bracket final. Watch highlights of the Wayne County game Video|
|The Lyons Mite Boys opened play in the Lyons Youth Tourney by beating Waynesboro and Statesboro. Watch highlights, with interviews, of the Statesboro game Video|
Lyons Mite Girls finish third
|Trailing Dodge 3-0 going to the bottom of the third, the Lyons Mite Girls softball team scored five runs on RBI hits by Bailey Bryson, Courtney Moore and Brittany Rollins. However, Dodge tied the game at five in the fifth and then scored two in the sixth to beat Lyons 7-5. Lyons finished third in the tourney. Check out the girls talking about the game and their trophy Video Listen to Y-101 Radio’s play-by-play of the game Audio|
Lyons Mites split on second day
|The local girls battled powerhouse Wayne County in a winners bracket game and lead 4-2 after two innings and 6-5 after three. However, Wayne broke away in the late innings and knocked off Lyons 21-12. Y-101 Story Lyons will play on Friday at 6 p.m. on Y-101 Radio Watch highlights Video|
|The Lyons Mite Girls battled Soperton on Thursday and turned a 12-12 game into a 20-15 victory. Lyons is now 3-0 in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Watch the girls talk about their victory Video|
|The Lyons 9-10 year old Mite Girls opened up their play in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a 16-0 win over Long County and a 15-0 victory over Swainsboro and both games were decided in three innings. Y-101 Story|
Junior Boys knocked out of tourney
|Wayne County broke open a 3-3 game by scoring eight straight runs to defeat Lyons 11-3 in five innings and knock the home town boys out of the Lyons Youth Tourney. Y-101 Story|
|The Lyons Junior Boys split their two Saturday games in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Appling beat Lyons 18-12 in a two hour and thirty four minute marathon. Berry Alridge went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and Efrain Quintero went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. In the second game, in the losers bracket, Jackson Warnock pitched Lyons to a 6-1 win over Jeff Davis.|
Warnock pitches one-hitter in Junior Boys win
|Jackson Warnock pitched a five-inning one-hitter as the Lyons Junior Boys opened up play in the Lyons Youth Tourney with an 11-0 win over in over Ware County. Warnock had a no-hitter going until Ethan Todd broke it up with a double with one down in the fourth. Y-101|
Lyons Midget Boys drop two on Saturday
|The Lyons Midget Boys dropped two contrasting games on Saturday in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Swainsboro beat Lyons 3-2 in a winners bracket game and then Jeff Davis Gold out slugged Lyons 16-10, which knocked the local boys out of the tourney.|
|The Lyons Midget Boys opened up play in the Lyons Tournament by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth to nip Jeff Davis Blue 8-5. Lyons led the game 3-0 and 5-3, however, each time JD Blue battled back and tied the game. Jarvis Smith stroked a two-run hit and Brandon Dowd singled in one run in the decisive fifth inning. Cole Dowd went 3-for-3 with a first inning two-run single and a RBI hit in the third. Bailey Salter also had two hits including a second inning double. Y-101 Story|
Lyons Midget Girls are eliminated from tourney
|The Lyons Midget Girls were eliminated from the Lyons Youth Tourney after a 9-6 loss to Vidalia. Lyons did defeat Jeff Davis 15-0 in three innings. Jeannie Smith pitched a no-hitter with four strikeouts and she also hit a grand slam. Y-101 Story|
|The 11-12 year old Midget Girls division opened up play in the Lyons Youth Tourney and Lyons started the tourney with a 16-1 three inning win over Metter. Watch highlights Video Swainsboro beat Lyons 9-4 in round two|
Lyons Jr. Girls are eliminated from tournament
|Vidalia built up a 10-1 lead in route to a 12-4 victory over Lyons which knocked the home team out of the double-elimination tourney. Tyrea Holloway led Vidalia with three hits, Ashley Polke and Megan Hayes each had two hits for Lyons. Watch highlights Video In practice game action in Metter- the Mite Girls won 15-0 and 4-0, the Midget Girls won 18-7 and 11-5, the Mite Boys lost 18-7 and won 4-2, the Midget Boys won 9-6 and lost 12-10 and the Junior Boys won 7-0 and lost 7-6.|
|The Lyons Junior Girls opened up the Lyons Youth Tournament by beating Reidsville 23-3. Appling beat Lyons 8-0 in the second round. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of Lyons’ first round victory Video|
Mites take on Appling
|Preparations for the Lyons Youth Tournament continued at Partin Park with matchups between Lyons and Appling County. Y-101 Story Watch Mite Boys and Girls action Video|
Lyons All-Stars win 7 of 8 games
|For the second time the Lyons All-Stars won seven of eight practice games at Partin Park. The 11-12 year old Midget Girls and Boys swept a pair of games from Evans County. The Girls were led by Ginny Smith (pictured above left) who struck out six and hit an inside the park home run in a 18-1 win. Lyons won game two 15-0. The Boys winning pitcher was Jeremy Beasley (above right) who threw from the mound for the first time as an All-Star. Lyons won game one 18-3 and took the second game 8-2. The Mite Boys swept their games from Evans County and the Junior Boys split a pair with Metter. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of the Midget Boys and Girls and the Junior Boys Video|
All-Star season begins at Partin Park
|The All-Star season opened at Partin Park with the Mite Boys and Girls and the Midget Boys all sweeping their double headers. The Junior Girls split their games with Metter. Y-101 Story Watch action of all four teams Video|
A’s and Indians share Midget Boy’s title
|The 11-12 year old Midget Boy’s baseball title will be shared by the A’s and the Indians. The Indians, who started off the season 0-3, won six straight and nipped the A’s 6-5 giving both teams 8-4 records and first place trophies. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of this close and well played game Video|
All-Stars with coach
The Lyons Midgets are learning a new game
Last year they were facing the pitching machine, this season it is live pitching- but the Lyons 12 and under boys are starting to win games. Audio Story
Lyons Junior Girls eliminated in nail biter
The Lyons Junior Girls were knocked out of the Lyons Youth Tournament by Vidalia in a 9-8 nail biter. Lyons scored eight runs in the fourth to take an 8-2 lead. Megan Hayes singled in two runs, Skylar Moore singled in one and Ashley Polk drove in three with a bases loaded triple. Vidalia scored six in the fourth to tie the game and Vidalia won the game in the bottom of the sixth with a bases loaded walk by Kim Goethe. Kortney Williams, who tripled to lead of the frame, scored the game winning run. Game story with interview with Megan Hayes Audio
Earlier in the tourney, Lyons beat Claxton 13-0 and Metter 11-3 and lost to Appling 11-2. Audio story on Lyons’ first three games
Remembering 1993- Lyons Mite Boys and Girls win state titles
1993 Mite Boys got hot in tourney
The 1993 Lyons Mite Boys got hot in the state tournament and won four straight games to take the state title. In the championship celebration head coach Bobby George (pictured left) took a Gatorade bath. Y-101 story Picture Gallery
1993 Lyons Mite Girls won it all
These eight, nine and 10 year old girls (pictured to the left) came together and had a big summer back in 1993. Lyons beat Vidalia 22-7 to take the state championship. Listen to some of the girls reminisce in this Y-101 story. Picture Gallery