With three errors in the first inning, the Seymour softball team knew it was going to face an uphill battle against visiting Columbus East on Wednesday.
The Owls couldn’t muster a comeback after a slow start as they trailed the entire game in their Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament consolation-round matchup, falling 8-3 on the afternoon.
For the Olympians (4-14), it was their first away win on the season.
In the first inning, the Olympians capitalized by scoring one of two runs on three total Owls errors.
The Olympians tacked-on another run in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.
Another run for the Olympians came-in off an Owls field’s choice in the top of the fourth. Following an RBI single from sophomore Kaitlin Wagner, junior Elyse Babb drilled an RBI double.
A sacrifice RBI from Olympians senior Caitlyn Williams concluded the scoring in the fourth, putting her squad up 7-0.
The Owls managed a mini-rally in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Owls senior Emily Bobb got the Owls’ scoring started with an RBI single to left field and sophomore Katie Suits, who pinch-hit, followed with an RBI double of her own.
An RBI double from pinch-hitting freshman Anna Bullard narrowed the Owls’ Margin to 7-3 to end the fifth.
“I thought Anna Bullard came in and did an outstanding job,” Owls coach Brian Personett said. “Out pinch-hitters stepped in and performed. That’s the one positive I take away from this. We had some great pinch-hit at-bats.”
In the top of the sixth, Babb hit a triple and junior Hayley Smalley notched a sacrifice RBI to conclude the Olympians’ scoring on the day.
The Owls’ Hannah Deaton threw two strikeouts, no walks and five earned runs on the afternoon in five and two-thirds innings.
Tomorrow, the Owls (9-11) will head to Madison to play in the seventh-place game of the HHC tournament.