Scots fall to No. 8 LWC; defeat No. 20 LSUA

Lyon Athletics
Tyler Scott, Associate Sports Information Director

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Lyon College softball team continued play at the Gulf Shores Invitational on Saturday, playing two ranked teams in the process. The Scots gave No. 8 Lindsey Wilson a scare, before falling 7-6. Lyon then rebounded by defeating No. 20 LSU-Alexandria, 4-1 in the nightcap.

Lyon is now 15-2 on the season.

Game One: Lindsey Wilson 7, Lyon 6

Lyon wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as they would lead 5-2 after two innings, against the Blue Raiders. Riley Shaw knocked in two runs on a single in the first inning, before Addison Harmon brought her around to give the team a 3-0 lead. Lindsey Wilson would get two runs back in the bottom half of the first, as Callum Pilgrim scored on an error and Alaeni Ray scored on a single.

The Scots two runs in the second frame were thanks in part to a sacrifice fly ball by Breanna Langford, which scored Kendra Kelley. Nicole Sanders later hit a bases loaded RBI-single – scoring Rachel Norman.  Lindsey Wilson would get out of a jam in the third inning, before Sanders and the Scots retired the Blue Raiders in the bottom half.

Lyon would find themselves in some trouble in the fourth, when the Blue Raiders took the lead at 6-5 by scoring four runs. The Scots rebounded with a run in the fifth as Kacy Perkins knocked in Harmon on a sacrifice fly ball. The game would go to the sixth inning at a 6-6 tie. Lindsey Wilson broke through in the sixth as Sydney Fourman hit a one-out double to score Kalli Harris. The Scots would have one final chance in the seventh, but their upset bid would come up short.

Katelyn Platt took the loss in the circle, while Kelley led the team with three hits. Norman, Cheyenne Black and Sanders each had two hits, while Shaw totaled a pair of RBIs.

Game Two: Lyon 4, LSU-Alexandria 1

Lyon would rebound with a three-run win against the Generals in the nightcap. After two scoreless innings, Lyon added a run when Kelley scored on a single by Black. The Scots would then take a 3-0 lead in the fourth as Sanders scored on a sacrifice squeeze play and Harmon came across home plate on a single from Kelley.

The Generals tacked on a run in the sixth, but Lyon added an insurance run in the final inning. The Scots had two runners reach base to lead off the inning before Norman would later score on an error from LSUA. Sanders would retire the side in the bottom half as the Scots earned the win.

Sanders picked up the win in the second game and also had two hits. Black, Perkins and Kelley each added one RBI.

The Scots will play the University of Mobile at 1 p.m. today in the Gulf Shores Invitational.

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