When you’re hot at the plate, a lot of things can go your way.
In its first three games of the season, the Seymour softball team’s offense hasn’t missed a beat.
Averaging double digits in hits per game through their first two contests, the Owls stayed scorching at the plate Saturday, notching 10 hits against Hoosier Hills Conference foe Jeffersonville in a 10-0 win.
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Coach Brian Personett couldn’t fault his squad for much after the dominant seven-inning display.
“There’s no real negative to take away from this game,” he said. “Man, offensively, we worked hard all winter on hitting. I was talking to (my coaches) and said we’ve put up almost 44 runs in three games. We’re just seeing the ball right now.”
In the first inning, sophomore Faith Rebber hit an RBI double to right field to give the Owls an early 1-0 lead.
Following a scoreless second inning, the Owls amassed four runs in the third.
Owls junior Baylee Robinson highlighted the scoring outbreak when she blasted a home run to left field for 2 RBIs.
Lead off-hitter Katie Suits, a sophomore, went yard for another Owls homer in the bottom of the fourth over the center-field fence.
At the end of the sixth inning, Haley Westfall hit an RBI single to give the Owls their final run on the afternoon.
Throughout the game, the Owls took advantage of their speed to get a number of quality steals. There also were no pickoffs on the Owls’ base runners.
“We talked a lot about being aggressive on the bases. We wanted to be aggressive today,” Personett said. “(Jeffersonville) is a pretty solid team, but they’re young, and we wanted to try and force the issue for them to make mistakes.”
Sophomore Lo Schmidt was the winning pitcher, finishing with four strikeouts, three hits and four walks.
Avery Clark momentarily pitched for 1/3 of the second inning when there was confusion between Schmidt and the calls from the sideline.
Even with a slight glitch in communication, the Owls showed confidence throughout the entire matchup.
“I can’t say enough about this senior group, the leadership they provided this winter,” Personett said. “That leadership has shown for months.”
With the victory, the Owls moved to 3-0 on the season.
The Owls head to Mitchell this afternoon.