John Ryder Bingham took the mound for the Lyon County junior varsity Lyons helping to maintain an early lead against the Caldwell County Tigers Friday night. The JV Lyons won the five-inning contest, 6-4.
A pair of singles followed by a double and a Lyon County error allowed Carter Whittington and Collin Teutseh a run each before a double play from Austin Spears at shortstop, Eli Baker at second and Luke Gilbert at first put a halt to the Tiger scoring spree.
After Caldwell walked the first three batters, the Tigers quickly made a pitching change and put Logan Smiley on the mound. Smiley attempted to slow the Lyons momentum but all three walked players crossed the plate before Smiley and his defense could shut down the relentless Lyon offense.
A single error in center field was also to blame. By the end of the first inning, the Lyons were up 4-2.
A rough start to the second inning in the outfield for the Lyons allowed two more Caldwell runs, tying the game 4-4.
Those would be the last that the Tigers would see the rest of the game.
Turner Hurst attempted to give the Lyons the boost they needed with a triple to center field, but with two outs already on the board and Smiley throwing strikes, Hurst never made it past third base.
Austin Spears was sent in to relieve John Ryder Bingham in the third inning, throwing only 14 pitches and striking out all three batters.
Eli Baker, Luke Gilbert and Austin Spears all managed singles against Smiley, loading the bases, but they were left sitting once again when the next two in the lineup struck out. Baker’s run inched the Lyons ahead 5-4.
A final Lyon County pitching change to Peyton Carney ensured that the Tigers remained scoreless for the rest of the game with the Lyons putting up one additional run in the fourth inning when Luke Burchett scored on a Caldwell County error.