After their first game of the season ended with Christian County being mercy run-ruled in the third inning, Lyon County had a little stiffer competition this go around.
Eventually adding a significant lead in later innings of the game, the visiting Lyons picked up their fourth straight win of the season, topping Christian County 7-2 last Tuesday.
With a single and three stolen bases, Gunnar Bingham collected the Lyons’ first run.
Christian County tied it up in the bottom of the second inning with a double-steal attempt from David Krzywada and Hayden Hunt. Krzywada, who entered to run for Houston George after he was hit by a pitch, snuck home while Lyon County catcher Brodie Williams was catching Hayden Hunt stealing.
The Lyons took the lead for good in the third inning. Bingham, who was walked, came home on Travis Yancy’s double to center field, and Williams, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a wild pitch during Yancy’s at-bat, adding two runs for the Lyons. Aidan Rush’s sacrifice fly to left field plated the third Lyon County run extending the Lyons’ lead to 4-1.
Christian County got one of those runs back in the bottom of the fourth, when Josh Snorton scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.
Lyon County added insurance with a run in the fifth and two more in the seventh to close out the win.
Rush — who threw 69 pitches, 41 of which were strikes — got the win after lasting five innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out four and walking two. Austin Long finished the remaining two innings, allowing no hits or runs, striking out one and walking one.
Lyon County’s six hits were led by Bingham, who finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored, and Yancy, who was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Rush’s double earned him two RBIs.
The Lyons improved to 9-3 and still hold the No. 1 position in Region 2.