Johnny Bingham pitched the Lyons to a 9-2 win over the Caldwell County Tigers on Tuesday night, March 14 in Princeton. Bingham struck out eight, allowing just two unearned runs on a pair of singles to claim his first win of the season.
Eli Baker’s two-run homer gave the Lyons the 3-0 lead in the top of the third. The Tigers responded with Carter Whittington’s line drive single to left to score Ben Goodaker to cut the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the inning.
A line-drive double by Brady Belt highlighted two more runs for the Lyons in the top of the fifth for the 5-1 advantage.
The Lyons tacked on four more runs in the seventh capped off by Bingham’s hard ground ball to third. The Lyons highlighted the top of the fifth with Belt’s line-drive double to left to score two more runs, giving the Lyons the 5-1 advantage.
Bingham finished off a four-run seventh inning with a hard ground ball to third, sending Aiden Waters home to extend the Lyons’ lead 9-1.
A pair of walks gave Caldwell base runners for Luke Parker’s single to send one more run home for the final 9-2 score.
Caldwell capitalized on two Lyon errors and a walk in the bottom of the fourth, loading the bases, but missed two opportunities to score a run. Lyon used a fielder’s choice play to tag Jamus Carneyhan out at home and Bingham struck out the final batter to end the rally.
Baker was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and four runs scored to lead the Lyons. Peyton Williams was 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles, scoring two runs. Belt was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored off his double.
Carter Whittington was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Caldwell.
Cole Slone took the loss for the Tigers, allowing six hits and eight runs over six and a third innings, striking out five. Chase Lantrip threw two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.
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