Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - Updated: 9:10 AM
The LCMS Lady Lyons made a strong showing last week, winning big on the road against Paducah Tilghman and at home against the Trigg County Wildcats.
On Monday, Aug. 29, the Lady Lyons traveled to Paducah to face off against the Paducah Middle School Lady Tornadoes. As the visiting team, the Lady Lyons went to the plate first, and leadoff batter Sydney Melton got on base with a nice single. Melton then stole second and scored on an RBI by 8th grader Kaelyn Conger.
Conger not only had a good showing at the plate against Tilghman—she also pitched a solid game against the Lady Tornadoes. In the bottom of the first inning, the Lady Lyons defense came out strong behind Conger, with 8th grader Rachel Coursey snagging a tough ball to make a nice catch in centerfield. In fact, the Lady Lyons would gain three outs on three batters in both the first and second innings of the game, with 3rd baseman Kyra Craft making plays for two of the three outs in the second inning. At the end of the second inning, the Lady Lyons were up 1-0.
The top of the third inning saw the Lady Lyons’ bats heat up, with a triple by Melton, a single by Tori Schenk, a double by Calista Collins, and a single by Kyra Craft. In the bottom of that inning, the Lady Tornadoes would manage to get runners on base, but the Lady Lyons’ defense held them scoreless. The third inning closed with a score of 5-0 in favor of the Lady Lyons.
The Lady Lyons put three additional runs on the board in the fourth inning, and the Lady Tornadoes rallied, putting two runs of their own on the board. But the Lady Tornadoes’ efforts fell short in that inning, in part because of an impressive catch in right field by 7th grader Jaiden Capello, and the game went to the visiting Lady Lyons with a final score of 8-2.
The next night, the LCMS Lady Lyons were back in action, this time on their home field against the Trigg County Middle School Lady Wildcats. The Lady Lyons’ defense was solid behind pitcher Tori Schenk, and the home team netted three outs against three batters in the first, second, and third innings. In the fourth inning, one runner got on base with an error, but the Lady Lyons shut the Lady Wildcats down, allowing no runs in the game.
On the offensive side, the Lady Lyons’ bats were on fire, with a nice triple by Melton, a single by Schenk, three singles by Conger, two singles by Coursey, a single and a double by Kyra Craft, and a single by Capello. The entire Lady Lyons lineup batted well, with several RBIs and several batters on base by fielders’ choice and errors by the Wildcats. The Lady Lyons ended the night on top with a score of 9-0.