2017 Softball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 AMC: 0-0
Tue, Feb. 26, 2013 - [Softball]

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College softball team came up with more firepower on Sunday in the final day of the Lyon College Invitational softball tournament, but it wasn't enough as the Scots dropped decisions to 22nd-ranked William Penn University, 10-1, and NCAA D3 University of the Ozarks, 16-7.

In the other game on the final day of the tourney, the University of the Ozarks popped William Penn, 3-1.

Evangel University posted the best record at the two-day tourney, finishing 3-0. The University of the Ozarks posted a 2-1 record, William Penn broke even with a 2-2 mark and Lyon was 0-4.

William Penn University 10, Lyon College 1

Playing the same team that no-hit them on Saturday evening, the Lyon College Scots managed five hits against No. 22-ranked William Penn on Sunday. But the Statesmen recorded 12 in the 10-1 win in five innings.

Valerie Howell continued to hit the ball well (.481 batting average) for the Scots, producing a 2-for-3 outing. Lauren Mills and Lauren Taylor were both 1-for-2 and Jessica Cagigas was 1-for-3 at the dish, producing the Scots' only run.

Cagigas (1-4) was the losing hurler for Lyon. She started the game and pitched four innings. She gave up four earned runs (7 total) on nine hits, with a pair of strikeouts and two walks. Mills also saw action, pitching the final frame, allowing three runs on three hits, while allowing a walk.

University of the Ozarks 16, Lyon College 7
The Lyon College bats came alive in the final game of the tourney, producing eight hits, but five errors on defense hindered the Scots as they fell to University of the Ozarks, 16-7. The Scots only trailed 10-7 after the fifth frame, but an Eagle run in the sixth and a five-run seventh sealed the win for the Eagles.

Apple Filat led the Lyon College charge from her leadoff position in the lineup. She went 3-for-4, with a triple and a pair of runs scored. Cagigas went 2-for-3, with a double, a walk, two runs driven in and a run scored.

Amanda McCauley went 1-for-4, with a stolen base, a run driven in and a run scored, Howell doubled in four at-bats, while scoring a run. Savannah Graham accounted for the final Lyon hit, driving in a run and crossing the plate twice.

Three pitchers worked in the circle for the Scots. Kate Tyree (0-3) was the pitcher of record, allowing five earned runs (7 total) on four hits, with a walk in two innings. Mills pitched the middle four innings, allowing one earned run (6 total) on seven hits, with one strikeout. Cagigas also saw time in the circle, allowing three unearned runs on three hits and a walk in one inning.

Lyon College will now go on the road to try to improve on its 1-9 record. The Scots were scheduled to open American Midwest Conference play on Saturday in St. Louis, facing Harris-Stowe State University in a doubleheader. But that twinbill has been been changed to Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. because of poor weather conditions in central Missouri. The Scots will travel to New Albany, Miss. on Monday to take on Blue Mountain College. The twinbill will get underway at 12-noon. The next home action for the Scots is on March 16 against Missouri Baptist University in an 11 a.m. doubleheader.

(at Batesville, Ark.)

Evangel University 5, William Penn University 2
Evangel University 15, Lyon College 3
Evangel University 16, University of the Ozarks 1
William Penn University 7, Lyon College 0

William Penn University 10, Lyon College 1
University of the Ozarks 3, William Penn University 1
University of the Ozarks 16, Lyon College