Tyler Scott, Associate Sports Information Director
BATESVILLE – The Lyon College softball team continued their winning ways, by defeating Texas A&M-Texarkana in a doubleheader, 7-4 and 5-4 at House Field on Monday.
Lyon improves to 6-0 on the season, while Texas A&M-Texarkana is 3-4.
Game 1 – Lyon opened up the scoring by posting one run in the first as Cheyenne Black scored on a single from Nicole Sanders. The Scots would explode for four more runs in the second to take a 5-0 lead. The rally started with two outs Kacy Perkins scored on a single from Rachel Norman. Norman would later score on an error by the Eagles before Sanders hit a two-RBI single to score Black and Katleyn Thomason.
The Scots tacked on another run in the third when Perkins hit an RBI-single to score Herrera. TAMUT then scored one run in the fourth and fifth innings to cut the deficit to 6-2. Two more runs for the Eagles made the deficit just a 6-4 lead for the Scots. Lyon however, would add another run as Black hit a solo home run in the sixth to give the team the eventual win.
Sanders picked up the win as she pitched six innings – allowing three earned runs and eight hits, while striking out two batters.
Sanders led the offense going 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Black went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.
Game 2 – The Scots once again scored early adding one run in the first and two in the second. Allie Lewis hit an RBI-single, while Addison Harmon and Herrera each scored in the second inning. The Eagles would tie the game in the next inning however, after Raylee Hodges hit a three-run home run. The Scots were able to regain the lead in the later innings though when Amber McMillan scored on a sacrifice fly ball in the fifth. The Scots would score again in the sixth as Norman scored on an RBI-single from Black.
TAMUT added one run in the seventh, but was unable to tie the game as Lyon got out of the jam to come out on top.
Norman led the offense going 4-for-4 to score two runs and add an RBI. Katleyn Platt picked up the win pitching 6.1 innings and allowing four earned runs and striking out two.
Breanna Langford held down the fort in both games by picking up a save in each.
The Scots return to House Field where they will host Ecclesia College (Ark.) on Saturday in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.