For The Tribune
Sometimes, the softball feels like it’s much bigger than its physical diameter.
In an offensive show-case, the Seymour and Edinburgh softball teams combined for 36 runs in just six innings.
The Owls produced 20 hits, which turned into a 23-13 win against the visiting Lancers on Monday.
With the score tied at four each in the bottom of the third inning, the Owls sent 10 batters to the plate and scored seven runs.
The Owls duplicated that feat in the fourth inning, scoring another seven runs to take an 18-8 lead.
“We got them down and they always fought back,” Owls coach Brian Personett said. “Every time they scored we had an answer for them. Offensively, I was really pleased.”
On the night, the Lancers put on a strong offensive showing, going yard with three home runs.
The Owls were led by Emily Bobb and Faith Rebber, both of whom had four hits in five tries at the plate.
In addition, Haley Westfall contributed three hits.
Personett said his team hit the ball hard and kept it in play.
“We created some errors by hitting the ball hard. When you hit the ball hard, good things happen,” he said. “I hope our bats continue to stay hot.”
Overall, Personett said he was pleased with his team’s victory.
“Defensively we had a couple slip-ups,” he said. “I talked to the pitchers about staying ahead in the count and throwing balls over the plate.”
The Owls (2-0) will host Henryville at 5:30 p.m. tonight.