For The Tribune
Seymour’s baseball team rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to break up a pitchers’ duel, and recorded a 6-0 win against Corydon Central on Tuesday evening at American Legion Field.
The Owls’ Mitchell Moore and Corydon’s Dylan Summers were in command on the mound as Moore held the Panthers to two singles while striking out five, while Summers kept the Owls to one run through four innings.
Moore led off the second inning with a single, stole second, went to third on a single by Keenan Bohall and scored when Jorge Vega hit into a double play.
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Seymour’s four-run fifth is something Owls coach Jeremy Richey said he had been looking for since the start of the game.
“I kept waiting on that to happen,” he said. “I’m a little disappointed offensively, and it’s going to look good in the boxscore with nine hits and six runs, but I didn’t think we were very sharp at all offensively.
“We didn’t do that early, but we got to them in the fifth inning, and I’m proud of the fact that we scored another in the sixth. We didn’t get comfortable with the lead, we extended it again, but we were not as sharp as we should be at the plate tonight.”
With one out in the fifth, Jacob Ahlbrand was safe on a fielder’s choice, and he scored on Seth Stuckwisch’s double to right-center. Alan Perry singled to left, and Luis Muñoz beat out a bunt to load the bases.
Ryan Wieneke walked to force in Stuckwisch to make it 3-0, and Satoshi Hirose singled to drive in two runners for a 5-0 score.
Vega was hit by a pitch in the sixth and later scored when the third baseman misplayed Perry’s ground ball.
Muñoz and Bohall both had two hits.
Richey praised Moore and Bloom for their work on the bound.
“Mitch threw extremely well, and I got Janzen (Bloom) out there for a couple innings to get them both ready for the rest of the week. It all starts there,” Richey said. “That zero is nice, but the zero errors category is what we’re looking for, too.”
The Owls turned in double plays in the first and seventh innings, and the pitchers retired the side in order in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Seymour is 8-4 and going to Columbus North on Friday.