Seymour wins 9th straight game with victory over Charlestown

Since their season opener, the Seymour softball team hasn’t lost a game.

Collecting 12 hits, the Owls won their ninth straight game Monday by defeating Charlestown 9-0.

Seymour (9-1) strung together four straight hits, with two outs in the count, to take a 3-0 lead after one inning.

Following a single by Rachel Kaufman, Lo Schmidt blasted an RBI double to put the Owls on the scoreboard.

Faith Rebber followed Schmidt with an RBI double and Katie Suits smacked an RBI single to extend the Seymour lead.

Neither team managed a hit in the second inning.

In the bottom of the third inning, Schmidt added another RBI by scoring Haley Mobley on a single down the first base line to push the Owls’ lead to 4-0.

Four Owls hits, all for extra bases, bolstered the lead to 7-0 after four innings.

Following a triple by Haley Westfall, with one out, McKenna Curry laid down a sacrifice bunt to put the Owls up 5-0. Tori Snook hit a single before Mobley crushed a triple for another Owls run.

Rachel Kaufman’s RBI double gave the Owls a 7-0 advantage.

In the fifth, the Owls’ offense kept rolling as they added two runs after taking the Pirates down in order.

With runners on second and third bases, and two outs, Curry hit a two-run single to score Marie Lenart and Anna Bullard.

Curry finished with three RBIs on the day.

Neither team scored the rest of the way, as the Owls held on for the victory.

Eight different Owls recorded hits, with Schmidt, Mobley, Kaufman and Suits each totaling two.

In the circle, Mikayla Moore pitched the entire game finishing with six strikeouts, two hits and one walk.

Moore didn’t give up a hit in the first four innings of play.

“(Moore) did a nice job,” Owls coach Jerry Burton said. “She seems to be putting up very few runs. She has a lot of ground balls when she pitches.”

Today, the Owls will travel to Floyd Central.

Last season, the Highlanders defeated the Owls in both the championship game of the Hoosier Hills Conference and the sectional.

“I thought they did a good job, it would have been easy for them to look ahead to (tonight) against Floyd Central,” Burton said. “I think we’ve gotten off to a really good start, but the next two weeks we play a lot of good teams. I think it will tell us a lot more about our team than what we’ve seen so far.”