The Seymour softball team appeared to be in control of Tuesday evening’s home contest against Brown County.
That is, until the sixth inning.
In the sixth, the Owls were leading 2-1 when Brown County came to bat and didn’t look back.
Some walks, a couple Eagles bloop singles, and one Owl error led to six runs. The Owls were not able to recover from a 7-2 deficit against a very vocal opponent as the Eagles went on to take the game 9-2.
“I don’t know that they (Brown County) had a solid hit all day, but if you walk a couple batters, and you get a couple bloop hits, and next thing you know, they score a couple runs and gain momentum and they grabbed it,” Owls coach Brian Personett said.
“This is very much a game of momentum and errors become contagious. Hits become contagious.”
A couple of balls the Eagles hit barely cleared the infield and fell in for singles. That, combined with the other ailments in the sixth hurt the Owls, even though they only gave up three hits in the inning.
Most of the Eagles runs were scored with two outs.
Lo Schmidt started the game and pitched into the sixth inning, when the Eagles made their run and Avery Clark came in relief in the sixth.
The Owls pitchers gave up twelve hits for the game.
Offensively, the Owls were led by Emily Bobb who had two singles.
Bailee Robinson contributed a double in seventh inning to start a rally, but the rally fell short as the next Owl batter was retired.
The Owls had five hits for the game compared to 12 hits for the Eagles.