HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The fourth-seeded Lyon College baseball team ran into a hot offense in No. 2 seed Texas Wesleyan University Tuesday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field where the Rams scored six runs in the second inning, and held off the Scots 9-1 in an elimination game in the National Tournament Opening Round.
Will Lindsey (SR/Batesville, Ark.) (pictured below right) and Keegan Floyd (SR/Bartlett, Tenn.) each had two hits to lead the Scots, while Floyd also added an RBI. Tyler Houston (SR/Cherry Valley, Ark.) scored the Scots run.
The American Midwest Conference Tournament champion Scots' season ends at 35-24 overall, while Texas Wesleyan improves to 47-14 on the season. The Rams advance to play third-seeded William Carey University (Miss.) Wednesday at 10 a.m.
ON THE MOUND
Texas Wesleyan: Andrew O'Brien (WP – 6-1) – 4.2 IN, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Lyon: Cole Ragsdale (SR/Bay City, Texas) (LP – 3-3) – 1.2 IN, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Casey Moses – 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Kiki Menendez – 2-for-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
Luis Roman – 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
Lyon found themselves down 6-0 after just two innings to the Rams. Texas Wesleyan added three extra base hits in the second inning, including a two-run home run from the Rams' Menendez.
The Rams added another run in the fourth to take a 7-0 lead, before Lyon got on the board in the fifth with a run of their own. Houston and Andrew Sauceda (JR/Las Cruces, N.M.) reached base on walks in the inning, before Floyd hit a base hit single to center field to bring around Houston.
The Rams added one final run in the sixth, while the final three innings were scoreless by both teams. The Scots had a final opportunity in the ninth to string together some runs as Gunner Starr (SO/Princeton, Texas), Houston and Kyle West (SO/Lewisville, Texas) each reached base. Texas Wesleyan however, escaped the inning unscathed and held on for the win.
|Lyon College (35-24 )||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||7||2|
|Texas Wesleyan (47-14)||0||6||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||9||13||0|
|Hattiesburg, MS Milton Wheeler Field|
|Lyon College||Pitching||Texas Wesleyan|
|Lyon College||Indv. Stats||Texas Wesleyan|
|#1 Lindsey, Will||Doubles||2 Players (#17,#20)|
|None||Home Runs||#6 Menendez, Kiki|