Lyon County overcame a slow start to explode for 10 runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 15-5 win over Union County Monday at Lee S. Jones Park.
Sydney Melton homered for the fourth straight game and was one of six Lady Lyons with at least two hits in the game. Calista Collins spanked her first home run of the season as part of a four-hit, three-RBI night.
Union County struck first for three runs in the second inning. Syndey Thomas led off with a single, and Jaylen Tackett followed with an RBI single. The hit was misplayed in the Lyon outfield which allowed a second runner to score. Mary Oxford plated the third run of the inning with a single to center.
Lyon County countered with three runs in the home half of the third inning. Kaelyn Conger, Gracen Wynn, and Katelyn Dykes had consecutive RBI singles to knot the game at 3-3.
Union retook the lead in the fifth on a two-run single by Hannah Carter.
Lyon County then answered with a 10-run inning on eight hits and two Union County errors. Collins led off with a solo homer. Melton had a double and two-run homer in the inning.
The Lady Lyons ended the game by the mercy rule in the sixth inning when Kersten Craft and Collins had RBI singles.
In addition to Collins’ four hits, Melton, Conger, Wynn, Dykes, and Rachel Coursey each had two hits as part of Lyon’s 17-hit attack.
Conger got the win in the circle, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. She added eight strikeouts.
Lyon County, who entered the softball coaches poll at No. 25 this week, evens its record at 2-2 and will travel to Calloway County Tuesday.
Union County suffered its first loss in five games Monday and will host Whitesville Trinity Tuesday.