Seymour’s softball took two non-district games, but dropped their district opener to Gibbs in a three game week that saw the Lady Eagles score 29 runs. Maples and Newman picked up a win apiece as the girls prepare for a busy week, potentially playing eight games in eight days as they host Carter and Alcoa before traveling to Kingsport for the PROM tourney this weekend.
Seymour 9, Pigeon Forge 2
SHS hosted Pigeon Forge’s Lady Tigers in a county contest Thursday afternoon. Seymour improved to 7-5 on the year by putting away the Lady Tigers in a 9-2 win. Lori Newman took the win on the mound and April Maples retired the side in the seventh for a combined two hitter. The Lady Eagles showcased some heavy lumber against the county foes with Hannah Galyon and Jenni Coker drilling triples. Coker enjoyed a good outing matching hits with fellow Lady Eagle Jessica Loveday as they both went 3 of 4 from the plate.
Seymour 20, Cosby 2
Seymour cranked up its offense at Cosby, led by a Whitney Kile (3-3, 5 rbi’s) shot that cleared the center field fence for a grand slam. April Maples pitched a one hitter for the Lady Eagles, and adding 6k’s to her score card.
Gibbs 7, Seymour 0
The Lady Eagles (5-5, 0-1) lost their district opener to Gibbs 7-0, as they connected for seven hits but left eight stranded and committed four errors. Lori Newman took the loss, giving up nine runs on seven hits.