By: Lee Ramsey
Seymour softball Coach Dana Carter is getting exactly what she wished for before the season started; great hitting, great pitching and a stingy defense along with a fast start as far as winning.
The Lady Eagles (3-1 overall and 3-0 in the District) pulverized the Sevier County Bearettes (0-5 and 0-2) by a score of 12-2.
The coach’s wish for strong pitching came from Celeste Whatley who struck out 10 hitters while giving up just one earned run.
Her wish for better hitting was fulfilled by Carly Lewis and Courtney Ervin who combined for seven RBI’s.
Seymour wasted no time taking the lead in the 1st inning as Ervin singled, stole second and then scored on a Lewis single to make it 1-0.
It was the second inning however, that defined the outcome of the game as Seymour scored 8 more runs to lead 9- in the mercy shortened game.
The second inning scoring went as follows; Caitlyn Cox started things off with a lead-off walk. Sarah Cook was hit by a wild pitch and Newport singled to load the bases.
Ervin hit a 2 run single. After Chaney Graham walked Lewis and Katilin Atkins hit back-to-back 2 run doubles to blow the game open at 7-0.
Macy Crain drove in another run with a single. Cook walked with the based loaded to score the last run of the inning making the score 9-0.
Sevier County scored in the 4th inning on a 2 run double. Ervin ended the mercy shortened game on a 2 run double in the sixth.
Lady Eagles Softball Dominates Sevier County
By: Lee Ramsey