By: Lee Ramsey
The Lady Eagles softball team is scorching hot as they completed another great week defeating unbeaten Jefferson County 3-2 and then later in the week shut out the Sevier county Bearettes 6-0. Both games were played at Seymour.
Lauren Irwin pitched a perfect game which included 12 strikeouts. That’s not bad for a freshman. It was by far her best game of the season which included no walks and no errors.
The leading hitter for the Lady Eagles was Kaitlyn Adkins with 4 base hits including a double and 2 RBI’s.
The team piled up 17 hits coming from Adkins, Kerigan Newport, Chaney Graham and Carly Lewis with 3 hits each while Lewis and Sam Baldwin each had two RBI’s.
Irwin only had to throw the ball 64 times and 50 of those were strikes.
The win makes Seymour 20-3 overall and 9-0 in the IMAC.
Earlier in the week it was the battle of unbeatens (in IMAC play) as the Lady Eagles won a close one in extra innings over the Jefferson County Lady Patriots by a score of 3-2. The win puts Seymour on top of the IMAC Conference all alone.
Celeste Whaley was the winning pitcher for the Lady Eagles as she went the entire 8 innings striking out 17 batters.
The score was tied in the bottom of the 8th when Carly Lewis stepped up to the plate and hit the game winning home run to give Seymour the win.
The Lady Eagles took the lead early 1-0 as Kerigan Newport got in scoring position and Lewis drove her home with a base hit.
In the fourth, the Lady Patriots regained the lead off of 2 singles, a steal, a passed ball and two wild pitches.
Nothing changed until the bottom of the sixth when Lewis reached 1st on an infield single and Caitlin Cox doubled to drive Lewis home.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the 8th when Lewis’ deep blast gave the Lady Eagles the victory.
“Last year they ended our season in the district tournament in extra innings,” Seymour Head Coach Dana Carter said, “so it was nice to have a little role-reversal.”
Next up for the Lady Eagles is Pigeon Forge in a home and home stand.
Lady Eagles Softball on Fire
By: Lee Ramsey