O’FALLON, Mo. – The No. 4-seed Lyon College baseball team opened up American Midwest Tournament play with an 11-1 run-rule victory over No. 8-seed Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday afternoon at CarShield Field. With the win, the Scots will play No. 1-seed Columbia College tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.
Lyon (22-21) opened up the game with an early 5-0 lead after scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and three more the next inning.
The Scots added to their lead on a sacrifice fly by Haydn Finley in the bottom of the fourth before they tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the fifth to increase their lead to 10-0.
Hannibal-LaGrange (18-27) finally got on the board in the top of the sixth as Drew Forney worked a bases-loaded walk.
Finley singled to center with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before he came around to score on Joe Weatherford’s game-winning RBI triple to give the Scots the run-rule victory.
Lex Meinderts dominated once again on the mound as he allowed just one run on six hits while striking out nine over six innings of work to earn the victory. Thomas Fletcher kept the Trojans scoreless during his one inning of relief.
Troy Strack led the Scots offensively as he finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and one run scored. Jake Michener, Tristan Buschow, Finley and Weatherford added two hits each in the win for the Scots.