The Lyon County Post 68 American Legion squad (9-4) would have to wait another day to see their 10th win of the season after a 4-1 loss to Tupelo and a 14-1 defeat to Gonzalez, Louisiana, on Friday, but they had some early fireworks on the 4th of July with a 14-3 Thursday afternoon win over Columbia Post 19.
Post 68 fired on all cylinders Thursday in Columbia, Tennessee, at the Independence Day Classic to get to 9-2 on the year with the win over Post 19, getting seven runs in the sixth inning alone accounting for half their runs in the game in just one inning.
Cameron Dean, Eddyville native Gabe Board, Davis Corbett and Colin Price led the way; all driving in runs in the frame.
Board was astounding, with two hits in his three at-bats with four RBIs in the contest to lead the way with Price (also four RBIs) as Post 68 outhit Columbia 8-4 with just one error committed.
Brady Betts earned the win on the mound for Post 68 on Thursday, getting four strikeouts while allowing just three hits and three runs in nearly five innings.
Post 68 would tally nine hits, with Price, Dean, Davis Corbett and Board all seeing two hits.
Board also cleared the bases in the sixth with a big double, followed by Price's double to put the game away.
The tune changed a bit on Friday as the Lyons saw their six-game winning streak snapped with back-to-back losses heading into the weekend in day two of the Independence Day Classic on Friday.
Tupelo, Mississippi turned a 1-1 tie game in the first inning to a 4-1 lead in the fifth with a two-run home run from Disen on the first pitch he saw (all three runs all coming in the fifth frame).
Post 68 did have five hits in the game despite the one run, but never scored again after the first inning.
Gabe Board had a hit for Lyon County, but Cade Duncan was the only player with multiple hits in the game.
Corbett had the lone RBI of the game for Lyon County, and Duncan, with his two hits in three at-bats, took the loss on the mound with six hits allowed and four runs scored with three strikeouts and zero walks in four innings.
Then came the 14-1 loss to Gonzalez on Friday, as Lyon County saw the game slip away early and never recovered after a first-inning single turned into a 1-0 lead. Gonzalez added five runs in the third frame and two in the fourth for an 8-0 start before Lyon County put their lone run on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Gonzalez would tack on six more runs in the fifth behind multiple hits.
Landon Black took the loss as the pitcher for Post 68 with seven hits and six runs allowed over three innings, striking out one and walking none.
Gabriel Salazar led Post 68 in the game with two hits in his two at-bats.
Lyon County was scheduled for a Sunday game with Evansville Funkhouser Post 8 in Eddyville at 2 p.m., but the game was postponed until this coming Saturday due to rain.