Despite an early 2-1 lead and out-hitting the Trigg County Lady Wildcats, the Lady Lyons came up on the wrong end of a 6-5 decision on Thursday night, May 4 at the Trigg County Complex. The Lady Lyons left base runners stranded in multiple innings leading to the shortfall.
The split decision in the season series means the two will meet once again in the Fifth District tournament with Trigg (3-2) claiming the second seed while Lyon slipped to third (3-3).
Trigg got on the board first with a ground out single to second for the 1-0 lead. Olivia Moore responded in the top of the second to tie the game up with a sacrifice bunt. Cayelyn Downing doubled in one more run to give the Lady Lyons a 2-1 advantage.
Trigg took the 4-2 lead in the bottom of the frame when a triple from Rylee Hendricks drove in two runs after Lyon errors gave Trigg two on the bags. Trigg then extended that lead 6-2 in the bottom of the third.
Lyon got two runs back in the top of the fifth. A leadoff single by Lauren Davis followed up by a double from Courtney Collins, followed with a double netted Lilly Perry a two-run single and cut the Lady Wildcats’ lead to 6-4.
The Lady Lyons had one last attempt in the top of the seventh, but two early outs cut the Lady Lyons chances for the comeback. Jenna Coursey, Brenna Breitrick and Moore stacked up singles to cut the lead 6-5, but the rally ended abruptly with Tember Oliver claiming the last Lyon batter to secure the win.
Oliver picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Wildcats. She lasted 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out one and walking two. Collins took the loss for Lyon County, allowing five earned runs on five hits while striking out four.
Coursey was 2-for-3 with a pair of scored runs. Downing was also 2-for-3 for the Lady Lyons.
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