MONTICELLO, Ark. – Lyon College was able to come through with hits when they needed them during their recent seven-game winning streak. But the Scots baseball team couldn't slow the potent offensive attack of the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Tuesday at Weevils Field as Lyon saw its winning streak snapped with a 13-0 setback to the Division II opponent.
UAM (8-3) picked up its seventh consecutive win by connecting with three home runs and a pair of doubles, while the Weevils' pitching staff limited the Scots to only three hits on the day as Lyon dropped to 8-3 on the year.
Freshman catcher Blake Rogers
led the Lyon offense with a perfect 1-for-1 day at the plate. He also drew a pair of walks. Senior first baseman Bryan Lynn
went 1-for-2 at the dish, with a walk. Junior left fielder Wesley Roberson
singled in three at-bats to account for the other Scot hit.
University of Arkansas at Monticello was led by catcher Chad Miller, who connected with a grand slam home run in the four-run fourth inning, to pace his 2-for-3 outing. He scored twice on the day. Ray Johnson was a perfect 2-for-2, with a solo homer and three runs scored. He also drew a walk. First baseman Hunter Allday tagged a two-run home run in the seven-run second for the Weevils. As a team, UAM generated nine hits.
Four different pitchers saw action on the mound for the Scots. Junior starter Ryan Vericker
(1-2) took the loss. He worked just 1.1 innings, allowing six earned runs (seven total) on four hits, with one walk. Colten McSpadden
pitched the next 0.2 inning, allowing one run on one hit with a walk.
came out of the Lyon College bullpen and pitched the next three frames, allowing three earned runs (four total) on three hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. John Almogabar
finished up, allowing a run on one hit, with a strikeout and a walk in the final inning.
Zach McKnight started the game on the hill for the Weevils and picked up the win. He only allowed one hit in five innings, while not allowing a run, fanning four and walking four.
Lyon College will try to get back on track on Wednesday when the Scots travel to Jonesboro, Ark. to face Division I Arkansas State University. The teams will play a single nine-inning game, with the first pitch set for 6:30 p.m.