Cougars shut down Mustangs
Sophomore Morgan Gabbard pitched a shutout for the Trinity Lutheran softball team as they downed visiting New Washington 7-0 on Saturday morning in game one of a doubleheader.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Cougars loaded the bases with a bunt from Jodi Goecker.
Taylor Reynolds hit a sacrifice fly to score Savannah Harweger as the Cougars put a run on the board.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the second when Harweger singled to center field to cross Amanda Wright over the plate.
Following a single by Morgan Gabbard and Harweger, Goecker bunted to the Mustangs’ pitcher for an RBI.
With the next at-bat, Reynolds hit another sacrifice fly with Taylor Russell picking up the run.
Trinity wouldn’t score in the fifth inning.
Russell’s bunt in the sixth brought in Harweger and Reynolds sacrificed for the third time in the game to put the Cougars up 7-0.
In the circle, Gabbard pitched all seven inning with five strikeouts and hits, and one walk.
The Cougars took the second game 9-3 against the Mustangs to sweep the doubleheader.
Today, the Cougars (5-5) will host Oldenburg Academy.
Owls split weekend matches
The Seymour girls tennis team defeated Silver Creek 5-0 and fell to Bloomington North 4-1 on Saturday in a pair of makeup matches.
Kelli Armes and Katie O’Mara, No. 2 doubles, were the only spot to win both matches on the day.
They started with a 6-2, 6-1 win over the Dragons’ Madison Vallin and Alexis Boon.
In the second match, Armes and O’Mara dropped the first set 6-2 before claiming the second 6-2 and winning 10-6 in a third set super tiebreaker.
The Owls’ Emma Wood won her No. 1 singles match against Ashley Less 6-0, 6-1 before falling to North’s Anna McCoy 7-5, 6-1.
At No. 2 singles, Seymour’s Hallie Crenshaw SC’s Meghan Voight 6-2, 6-2 but fell to Carolina Lopes 6-1, 6-0.
Megan Baurle downed Elaine Slavik 6-2, 6-2 and lost to Lillian McAffee 6-1, 6-0.
The No. 1 doubles duo of Lindsey Hume and Addie Rudge beat Morgan Bobo and Chloie Yost 6-3, 6-0 before dropping their second matchup 6-4, 6-0 to Nicole Ortiz and Bailey Garner.
Tuesday, the Owls (5-1) host Brown County.
Girls track and field
Owls go to Talon Relays
The Seymour girls track and field team competed at the Talon Relays, hosted by Brown County, for the first time in the program’s history on Saturday.
With 65 points, the Owls placed fifth in the nine-teams field.
Brown County won the invite with 113.5, Columbus North was second at 108 and Greensburg claimed third amassing 101.
On the day, the Owls finished in the top-five for nine events.
The tandem of Morgan Ritz and Laura Koester won the discus by combining for 189-4.
Ritz and Koester also finished fourth in the shotput, at 58-10½.
A second place finish went to the Owls in the throwers 4×100 relay, as Morgan Boas, Paige Kestler, Bre Hammond and Dulce Gayton combined for 1:09.53.
SHS’ Mikaela Grout was third in the pole vault (16-06) and third in the long jump (27-10).
In the shuttle hurdle relay, Nicole Maki, Tess Allman, Avery DeHart and Nichole Maki finished third clocking 45.79.
Brett Kleber, Abby Voss, Oriana Morales and Megan Winter ran a 13:53 for fourth in the distance medley relay.
For the high jump, Megan Ritz and Vioss cleared 4-8 for fifth.
Another fifth place finish went to Courtney Mansfied, who timed 13:18.23 in the 3,200.
Tigers third at tri-meet
The Crothersville boys golf team combined for 230 strokes to finish third at a tri-meet at Westwood Golf Course on Friday.
Austin won the meet with 192 and West Washington shot 229.
Case Carter of Austin finished medalist with 37.
Tyler Luedeman led the Tigers with a 40.
Will Amick was next with 60, Brandon Riley 64, Jacob James 66 and Jonathon Pearce 69 for Crothersville.