Sweeping the week: Owls move to 5-0 with HHC win over Red Devils

Some weeks are better than others.

This past week, Seymour High School’s softball team had a good one.

The Owls stayed undefeated in 2019 by topping Jeffersonville 12-4 in a Hoosier Hills Conference game Saturday.

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The win over the Red Devils was the fourth for the Owls (5-0, 2-0 HHC) in the seven-day span.

“It has been a good week. That was a conference win, and you always want to get those,” Owls coach Jerry Burton said.

Seymour didn’t waste any time putting runs on the board, as they led 4-0 at the end of the first inning.

After Alysaa Perry led with a single, Rachel Kaufman homered to center field on her first pitch to put the Owls up 2-0. Grace Meyer followed with a double, and Carlee Robinson brought her in with an RBI double to push the lead to three. An RBI single from Jozie Nicholson completed the Owls’ scoring in the frame.

Perry led with a single in the second, and was again brought in by a home run. However, this time, it was Meyer who lifted the ball over the fence. Clearing left field, Meyer’s hit extended the Owls’ lead to 6-0.

An RBI single from Kate Snook put the Owls up 7-0 in the third inning before the Red Devils got their first run, and hit, in the fourth.

The Red Devils reached first base on a fielding error before Casey Schweitzer doubled to cut the deficit to 7-1. However, Robinson answered for the Owls in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to center.

In the fifth, a two-run homer by Jeff’s Mollie Davis brought the score to 8-3.

Again, the Owls responded in the bottom of the frame.

Snook stole home on a wild pitch and Meyer batted two runners in with a double to give the Owls an 11-3 lead at the end of five.

The Red Devils’ final run came in the sixth inning, as Brynn Howard hit an RBI single. Seymour responded with one more run, as Nicholson found home plate after another wild pitch from the Red Devils.

Seymour collected 16 hits in the game, including six for extra bases. Perry had four hits, Meyer totaled three with four RBI, and Robinson, Kaufman, Snook and Camryn Sterling each had two.

“I like to think it’s because of all the work we put in the winter time,” Burton said. “We’re doing a really nice job at the plate. I felt like we lost our focus defensively a little bit, but the offense was on.”

In the circle, Kaufman went the distance. The senior struck out 15, walked two and gave up six hits. Hannah Hack was the losing pitcher, working four innings.

Seymour will travel to Mitchell today.