HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Dramatics took place in the No. 4 seed Lyon College baseball team's first game of the day at Milton Wheeler Field in the National Tournament Opening Round Monday. Tucker Harris (JR/Paragould, Ark.) drew an RBI-walk in the 10th inning against fifth-seeded Louisiana State University-Alexandria to give the Scots a 2-1 win in the first game of the day. With the win, Lyon advanced to the 3 p.m. matchup against top-seeded Southeastern University (Fla.), where the Scots hung tough with the Fire until the fifth inning. Southeastern, to help them defeat Lyon 7-2.
Jordan Braswell (JR/Kennedale, Texas) (pictured below left) led Lyon with four total hits in the two games, while Logan Reddick (JR/Paragould, Ark.) had three. Tognarine posted his longest outing of the season, going 10 innings and striking out nine batters.
Lyon is now 35-23 overall, while LSU-Alexandria falls to 33-23 on the season. Southeastern, who came into the Tournament ranked eighth is now 49-9 overall.
ON THE MOUND – vs. LSU-Alexandria
Lyon: Tyler Tognarine (JR/Cape Coral, Fla.) (WP – 11-5) – 10.0 IN, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
LSU-Alexandria: Brett Brooks (LP – 4-3) – 3.2 IN, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
ON THE MOUND – vs. Southeastern
Southeastern: Jamal Wilson (WP – 10-1) – 7.0 IN, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 13 K
Lyon: Cole Jenkins (FR/Little Rock, Ark.) (LP – 1-4) – 5.0 IN, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
Brady Fryou – 3-for-4, 1 RBI
Ziggy Sloan – 2-for-4, 1 SB
Zach Hebert – 1-for-5, 1 R
OFFENSIVE LEADERS – vs. Southeastern
Luis Diaz – 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
Mike D'Acunti – 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Jadan Garcia – 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
GAME FLOW – vs. LSU-Alexandria
With one out in the first inning, Sauceda and Lindsey each reached base to create a scoring threat for the Scots. Floyd then hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field to score Sauceda and give Lyon a 1-0 lead. Lyon's starting pitcher Tognarine and LSU-Alexandria's Blake Garrett would each throw four scoreless innings into the sixth.
The Generals would add their first run in the top of the sixth as Hebert led off the inning with a triple. He would then score on a bunt single. The seventh, eighth and ninth innings would go scoreless as the game was a pitcher's duel.
The game went into extra innings and in the top of the 10th, the Scots struck gold. With two outs and Braswell at second base, Barnett earned an infield single before Moore was intentionally walked. With the bases loaded, Harris worked the count to full before reaching base on a walk – scoring Braswell to give the Scots the win.
GAME FLOW – vs. Southeastern
Southeastern would build a 4-0 lead after five innings of play. They then added three more runs in the sixth to lead 7-0. The Scots got on the board in the seventh when when Reddick scored on an error by the Fire.
The Scots would build a two-out threat in the eight, but were stalled by Southeastern. In the ninth inning, Lyon built a one-out rally with Barnett and Tyler Houston (SR/Cherry Valley, Ark.) each reaching on a walk. Sauceda was later hit by a pitch and Lindsey walked to score Barnett. Southeastern would hold on for the win however, to advance.
WHATS AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon will have to work their way back into the championship bracket, with the first opportunity coming Tuesday at 3 p.m., against the winner of LSU-Alexandria and No. 2 seed Texas Wesleyan. If the Scots win, they will play Wednesday at 10 a.m. against the loser of Southeastern and third-seeded host team William Carey University (Miss.).
|Final - Baseball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||R||H||E|
|LSU Alexandria (La.) (33-23 )||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||7||1|
|Lyon College (35-22)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||11||0|
|Hattiesburg, MS Milton Wheeler Field|
|LSU Alexandria (La.)||Pitching||Lyon College|
|LSU Alexandria (La.)||Indv. Stats||Lyon College|
|None||Doubles||#2 Reddick, Logan|
|#10 Hebert, Zach||Triples||None|
|Final - Baseball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Lyon College (35-23 )||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||2||4||0|
|Southeastern (Fla.) (49-9)||0||1||0||0||3||3||0||0||0||7||10||3|
|Hattiesburg, MS Milton Wheeler Field|
|Lyon College||Pitching||Southeastern (Fla.)|
|Lyon College||Indv. Stats||Southeastern (Fla.)|
|None||Doubles||2 Players (#1,#2)|
|None||Home Runs||#27 D'Acunti, Mike|