Tyler Scott, Associate Sports Information Director
HANNIBAL, Mo. – After a win in the first game, the 25th-ranked Lyon College softball team scored seven unanswered runs in the second contest to complete the sweep over Hannibal-LaGrange University, Saturday afternoon. The Scots defeated the Trojans 5-4 and 7-2 behind 14 total hits.
Lyon is now 21-5 overall and 6-2 in the AMC, while Hannibal-LaGrange falls to 1-15 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Game One: Lyon 5, Hannibal-LaGrange 4
Leading 5-3 in the seventh inning, the Scots held on for the one-run victory in the first game at HLGU Softball field. The Scots jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first inning. Rachel Norman led off the inning with a triple, before Nicole Sanders would score her on a double, after Cheyenne Black walked. Addison Harmon then hit a two-RBI double to left field – scoring Black and Sanders. The Trojans would score their lone run in the inning on a Scots’ error.
After HLG scored one run in the third, the Scots posted two runs in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. With two outs, Black hit a two run home run to left field giving her nine total on the season. The Trojans would add a run in the fifth, before posing a threat in the seventh. The Scots however, were able to hold on as Sanders struck out Shelby Miller to end the game.
Sanders earned the victory – throwing a complete game and allowing three earned runs, while striking out four. Norman went 2-for-3, while Black and Harmon each added one hit and two RBIs.
Game Two: Lyon 7, Hannibal-LaGrange 2
The Scots faced a 2-0 deficit all the way into the fifth inning, before scoring seven unanswered runs to win the game. The Trojans’ Jordyn Alford hit a two-run home run to give HLG the 2-0 lead. Lyon’s offense finally came alive in the fifth as Sanders scored Black on a sacrifice fly ball.
The Scots would then take a 4-2 lead after six innings after Perkins started the scoring with a two-out double – scoring Riley Shaw and Cheyenne Herrera. Norman would later score Perkins on a single to give Lyon the advantage. Another three-run frame in the seventh inning added insurance for the Scots, on their way to victory. Shaw knocked in Harmon on a sacrifice fly ball, before Herrera scored on a double from Allie Lewis. Lewis would then score on a single from Norman.
Katelyn Platt picked up the win in the circle – throwing a complete game, while allowing just two earned runs and striking out five. Norman posted a team high two hits, while her and Perkins each added two RBIs.
UP NEXT FOR THE SCOTS
The Scots return to House Field for the first two contests of a four game home stand. Lyon will take on Mount Mercy University on Tuesday in a doubleheader, beginning at 12 p.m.