The Lyon County Lady Lyons looked strong on the field despite a very tiring weekend at the All “A” Classic, continuing a seven-game winning streak with an 8-3 triumph over the Trigg County Lady Wildcats April 26.
Trigg County got off to a rusty start walking the first two Lady Lyon batters. Sydney Melton singled on the second pitch, advancing Hadlie Butler to third. Kaelyn Conger’s ground ball to first distracted the Lady Wildcats long enough for Butler to travel home, Collins to advance to third. With Katelyn Dykes at bat, Collins scored on a wild pitch giving the Lyons lead a boost, 2-0. Dykes finished the 3-2 count with a double that sent Melton and Wynn home to end the top of the first with Lyon County leading 4-0.
The Lady Lyons added two more runs in both the second and third innings with Calista Collins hitting her ninth home run of the season. Hadlie Butler was on second after a ground ball to second and a steal, earning Collins two RBIs and adding to the Lyons’ 6-0 lead. Collins and Butler also batted in the two runs in the third inning that gave the Lyons an 8-0 advantage.
Lilly Perry, who pitched only one game over the All “A” weekend, was rested and ready for the district contest. Due to COVID procedures, the outcome of each district team’s first match up will determine end of the season tournament seeding, so Perry came out strong from the beginning. Perry saw only nine batters the first three innings and struck out seven of those.
It wasn’t until the fourth inning that the Lady Wildcats broke Perry’s shutout. After the first batter walked and Phelan Dossett doubled, followed by an error, Trigg scored two runs. Eventually Perry settled back in and struck out the final two batters, closing the inning with Lyon County up 8-2.
Trigg scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth, when eighth-grader Lillie Cortner hit her first home run, to left field. That would be it for both teams, as Lyon County’s early lead was just too much for Trigg County to handle.
Perry surrendered three runs, two earned, on two hits over seven innings, striking out 13 and only walking two.
The Lady Lyons collected nine hits with Collins and Dykes each 2-for-3 at the plate.