Seymour evens district record with win over Lady Falcons
A 12 strikeout performance from junior hurler Chere’ Monday helped stave off any potential Fulton rallies and paved the way to an 8-2 Seymour Lady Eagles victory over the Lady Falcons Tuesday at Fulton’s Crisenberry Park.
Monday threw a complete game and Seymour (2-5, 1-1) scored five-sixth inning runs to help the Lady Eagles pull away for their first District 3-AA win of ’06. Seymour lost to Gibbs 13-5 Monday night in the district opener.
Freshman Natalie Hawn had another big offensive game with a pair of hits, including a double, and three RBIs against Fulton.
Senior catcher Lauren Mynatt had two RBIs on two hits, and sophomores Katie Randals and Brittani Raulston each accounted for two hits and an RBI in the contest.
“It was really good for us to get the win,” said Seymour assistant coach Ron Blaydes. “It was a big pick-me-up for the team and a real morale booster.
“We needed that to happen going into (Wednesday’s) Alcoa game. We really played well. It was a far-cry from the way we played the night before (in the loss at Gibbs).”
The Lady Eagles faced the Lady Tornadoes Tuesday at the Seymour softball field for what promises to be a pivotal district clash between a pair of championship contenders.
Mynatt and Randals also connected for doubles for the Lady Eagles Tuesday night. Seymour scored a first-inning run and held a 1-0 lead through the first three innings of the game. Both teams struck for two runs in the fourth inning and Seymour held a 3-2 lead until its five-run outburst in the sixth.
Seymour is scheduled to begin play in a tournament at Anderson County today.