Floyd Central opens big to sink Seymour



NEW ALBANY

Jeremy Richey has played and coached in a lot of baseball games during his career, but he said he had never experienced a first inning like the one against Floyd Central on Thursday night in the Class 4A Sectional 15 at New Albany.

The Highlanders sent 16 batters to the plate against two Seymour pitchers, who combined to walk seven and give up five hits. By the time the third out was made, 11 runners had crossed the plate, and the Highlanders went on to post a 14-3 win in five innings.

“I haven’t seen anything like that,” said Richey, the head coach of the Owls. “I’ve never been a part of an 11-run inning, especially the first inning. We dug ourselves a huge hole and couldn’t get out of it.”

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