COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Lyon College softball team had a tough American Midwest Conference Tournament opening round opponent in No. 1 seed Columbia Thursday afternoon. The Scots held early leads in the doubleheader, before falling 6-3 ad 8-3 in both contests.
Tess Hurley-Brown (SR/Batesville, Ark.) led the team in both games with two total hits, including a home run in the first game. A plethora of other Scots had one hit apiece on the day.
Lyon's season comes to an end with a 23-26 overall mark. Columbia will enter the AMC Tournament Final site round with a 40-5 overall record in Henderson, Tenn. next week.
IN THE CIRCLE
Lyon vs. Columbia – Game 1
Columbia: Paxton Welch (WP – 17-4) – 7.0 IN, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Lyon: Nicole Sanders (JR/Pineville, La.) (LP – 12-14) – 6.0 IN, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Lyon vs. Columbia – Game 2
Columbia: Lauren McCroskie (WP – 20-1) 7.0 IN, 7 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Lyon: Lexi Reyes (SR/Tucson, Ariz.) (LP – 1-1) – 2.1 IN, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Rachel Sullivan - 3-for-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 SB
Allyson Metz – 2-for-3, 2 HR, 2 R, 6 RBI
Molly Carter – 2-for-3, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Natalie Dummitt – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI
Game 1 – Columbia jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Lyon grabbed it in the second inning when Hurley-Brown hit a three-run home run to left field. Both teams went scoreless in the third and fourth innings, before the Cougars posted a four-run frame in the fifth.
The Scots tried to build a rally in the final inning, but the Cougars got out of the jam to take the win.
Game 2 – After Columbia scored one run in the top of the second inning, the Scots once again countered with three runs in the bottom half. With two outs, Perkins walked to score Hurley-Brown, followed by a Columbia error to score Garcia and Haley Huffstuttler (SR/Wynne, Ark.).
The Cougars then scored six runs in the next two innings to take a 7-3 lead. Columbia would add one more run in the game to take the second contest.
|Final - Game 1||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Lyon College ( 23-25 (AMC 11-14))||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||1|
|Columbia (Mo.) ( 39-5 (AMC 24-1))||2||0||0||0||4||0||0||6||7||2|
|Lyon College||Pitching||Columbia (Mo.)|
|Lyon College||Indv. Stats||Columbia (Mo.)|
|None||Doubles||#12 Sullivan, Rachel|
|#15 Hurley-Brown, Tess||Home Runs||#24 Metz, Allyson|
|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Columbia (Mo.) ( 40-5 (AMC 25-1))||0||1||4||2||0||1||0||8||15||2|
|Lyon College ( 23-26 (AMC 11-15))||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||7||1|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Pitching||Lyon College|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Indv. Stats||Lyon College|
|#14 Dummitt, Natalie||Doubles||None|