Hornets Earn First Victory

Hornets Earn First Victory

CLERMONT, Fla. – Lyndon came into Monday with a different attitude as they picked up their first win of the young season with a 9-3 victory over Houghton College.

"That first victory gives us a chance to relax a little bit," said Lyndon Head Coach Bill Johnson. "We earned it and I was really impressed by how we grew from yesterday."

Lyndon jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning but Houghton would come back to tie it at 2. The Hornets would remain resilient and score five unanswered runs to take a 7-2 lead.

"We did so many good things on so many different levels," said Johnson. "Now it's just the matter of remaining consistent and try to get as close to on-top of our game as we can by the end of this trip."

Katie Davis had four runs batted in and just two earned runs against. Lyndon had a base runner in every single inning propelling them to a 9-3 non-conference victory.

"She stepped up and did a great job for us," said Johnson. "And if we can continue to focus and come ready to play then once we're out of Florida we'll be more than ready for our North Atlantic Conference opponents."

The Hornets would lose 25-0 to the Capital Crusaders in game two of the double header. With the win over Houghton, they go to 1-3 on the year.

"It was a really good victory for the team," said Johnson. "Everyone came through with something productive."

Lyndon will turn around and play at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow against Alma College, and then at 11:00 a.m. against Houghton College.

"We made things happen as a team today," said Johnson. "We had big hits from key players and that made the difference in the ballgame."

By Matt Drew, Sports Information Assistant