Lyon County wasted no time in getting their bats going in a 15-0 season-opening win over Murray Monday at Lee S. Jones Park. The Lady Lyons scored five runs in the first inning and eight more in the third to take command of the contest.
Seven Lady Lyons had hits in the contest and the first six batters combined for seven hits, eight RBIs, and 12 runs scored.
Lyon County hit the ball early and took advantage of some Murray defensive mistakes in the first inning. Sydney Melton singled and scored when a sac bunt was thrown into the right field corner. Hadlie Butler, who laid down the sacrifice, would score on a passed ball.
Calista Collins sent a rocket over the left centerfield fence for a quick 3-0 Lady Lyon lead. Kaelyn Conger walked and scored on an error, and Tori Schenk added a sacrifice fly for a 5-0 lead.
Nelli Walker added an RBI single in the third. Two bases loaded walks and a two-run single by Butler extended the lead to 10-0.
Conger’s bases-clearing triple capped off the eight-run inning and put Lyon ahead 13-0.
Lyon ended the game via the mercy rule on an RBI double by Gracen Wynn and a single by Rachel Coursey.
Conger and Walker each finished with two hits in the game.
Allye Culp limited Murray to one hit – a single by Makenzie Turley. She struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone in picking up the win.
Lyon County returns to action Tuesday when they host Madisonville at Lee Jones Park.