Big Inning Sends Lady Lyons to Win

The Lyon County softball team used a 4-run seventh inning to claim a 6-2 win over Hopkins County Central in Morton’s Gap on Tuesday.  The Lady Lyons have won three of four to improve to 15-10 overall, while the Lady Storm drop their third-straight to fall to 10-7 on the year.

Lyon County put up a run in the top of the first on an RBI single from Allye Culp, with Hopkins Central drawing even with a run in its half of the second.  The teams traded runs in the sixth, preserving the tie into the final frame.

The Lady Lyons’ Sophie Bingham and Calista Collins hit back-to-back RBI doubles to take a 5-2 lead in the top of the seventh, before Kaelyn Conger singled-in Collins for the final 6-2 score.  Hopkins Central put a couple of runners on in the bottom of the inning, but two Bingham strikeouts sealed the game.

Bingham went the distance for the win, allowing 2 runs on ten hits while striking-out eight and walking three.  Collins and Kerstin Craft both went 3-4, with Collins driving-in a run.  Conger had two hits and 2 RBI, Culp had two hits and knocked-in a run, Bingham had a hit and an RBI, Gracen Wynn hit safely twice, and Sydney Melton and Tori Schenk each had a hit.

Junior Josie Menser took the loss, working 7.0 innings and allowing 6 runs on fifteen hits with six strikeouts and a walk.  Menser, Paxton Gray, and Brenna Sherman each had two hits for the Lady Storm.

Lyon County will be back in action on Thursday, going on the road to face the 1-11 Livingston Central Lady Cardinals.

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