Owls drop 2 games


Playing a doubleheader against two separate teams at New Albany, Seymour struggled both at the plate and in the field.

The Owls dropped their second game against the host school 9-1 and fell 7-2 to Lowell (Michigan) earlier Saturday.

Against the Bulldogs, the Owls struggled to maintain an offensive presence after the first inning.

In the first, the Owls loaded the bases with singles from Alan Perry, Satoshi Hirose and Luis Munoz from the top of the order.

Senior Jorge Vega hit a sacrifice to right field to bring in Perry and give the Owls a 1-0 advantage.

The Bulldogs responded with three hits in the bottom of the innings with Jacob Mullins and AJ Nixton hitting RBI doubles.

An Owls error and sacrifice RBI from Logan Charbonneau would give the Bulldogs a 4-1 lead after one.

In the bottom of the second, Tanner Goller hit an RBI double to tack-on another score for the Bulldogs.

Seymour wouldn’t get another hit until the fifth inning, trailing 7-1.

The Bulldogs added one run each in the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.

Owls senior Janzen Bloom was charged the loss on the mound and Justin Striegel proved the winning pitcher.

In the books, the Owls finished with four hits and four errors while the Bulldogs tallied nine hits and three mistakes.

“We weren’t very good offensively at all today,” Owls coach Jeremy Richey said. “We made contact, but it wasn’t hard contact. We didn’t swing the bats well. It took us away from the game we wanted to play.”

The earlier game saw Lowell build an early lead en route to a 7-2 victory.

In the first inning, Lowell tallied three runs while keeping the Owls scoreless.

The Owls tallied their two runs of the game in the fourth before giving up four in the seventh inning.

Seth Maki hit a double and Ryan Wieneke had an RBI in the contest.

Richey said that Wieneke pitched well after the rough start.

“I think our pitchers did OK,” he said. “Ryan got into a groove after the first inning and threw four or five good innings after that. We just struggled all the way around today.”

The Owls only managed four hits against Lowell while giving up seven. Both teams had three errors.

“We were consistently bad in a lot of ways today,” Richey said. “We weren’t very good in the field or at the plate today. When you play against (New Albany and Lowell) like that, that’s what’s going to happen. We’re going to write this off as a bad day all around and come back (today) and be ready to go.”

The Owls (2-3) play a makeup game today at Columbus East.