For The Tribune

The Seymour baseball team came up with timely hits to sweep Clarksville 4-1 and 7-2 Saturday afternoon at American Legion Field.

The Owls scored single runs in each of the first four innings in the first game.

Luis Munoz had two hits and scored two runs, Seth Maki had a double and an RBI, and Alan Perry and Satoshi Hirose had singles and RBIs for the scoring in the first game. Hirose and Munoz each had two hits as the Owls had nine in this game.

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Tyler Bloom blanked the Generals until the seventh and finished with 6⅔ innings on the mound.

Bloom allowed four hits, one run, he struck out eight and walked six.

The Owls also got the bats going early in the second game as they scored two runs in the first inning. Perry was safe on an error and he scored on a hit by Hirose. Following a stolen base, Hirose scored on a single by Munoz.

Alex Holt doubled in the third inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Hirose.

The Owls batted around in the fourth inning and scored four runs.

Maki doubled, Bloom walked and Holt doubled to score Maki. Perry was safe on an error, Hirose hit into a fielder’s choice with Bloom scoring, and Munoz doubled to drive in the final two runs.

Maki went 3-for-3 with a single and two doubles, Munoz had two hits and three RBI, Holt had two doubles, one RBI and scored twice, and Hirose had one hit, two RBI and two runs.

Perry went the first five innings to pick up the win. He allowed seven hits, had four strike outs and didn’t walk any. Janzen Bloom and Wieneke each threw an inning and they combined for two strikeouts, one walk and allowed three hits.

Seymour coach Jeremy Richey said he was pleased with his pitchers.

“We expect (strong pitching) from Tyler,” Richey said. “He’s had some work. Alan really stepped up today and threw a nice game. It was his first start of the year. He pitched an inning earlier in the week. It was good to see him battle. He got a little tired there at the end. We wanted to stretch him out and see how far we could take him because he’s going to be a bigger part of our rotation as we go forward.

“Our defense was pretty good. We didn’t have an error the first game. In the second game we had a couple balls we should have made plays on. We had youth out there and sometimes that youth shows up defensively, but the young kids are aggressive at the plate and that is one thing I’m liking about them.”

The Owls (6-5) will make up last Friday’s postponed game against Jennings County at 5:30 p.m. today at American Legion Field.

“We want to stay above .500 now that we’ve got there,” Richey said. “We’ve got to be a little more consistent. We didn’t play bad, but we didn’t play great, either. With Jennings County coming in here (today) we’re going to have to be better.”

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.