Seymour softball shuts out Morristown West
Miranda Duncan allowed just a hit over five innings while the Seymour offense racked up 16 hits to roll by Morristown West, 10-0, on Friday.
Hannah Lawson had two hits and scored three times while Lauren Irwin and Sam Baldwin had two runs and two hits each. Danielle Mull was 3 for 3 while Kaitlin Atkins had two hits and two RBI. Reid Ballard drove in two.
The Eagles scored in every inning they came to the plate, bring four runs home in the fourth to win the game via the run rule.
Sevier County 4, Grace Christian Academy 3
KNOXVILLE — Nick Osborne had three of the Smoky Bears five hits while Kody Paul pitched the complete game to get the win on the mound.
Sevier County fell down 3-1 before one of Osborne’s two doubles tied the game in the third by driving in Charlie Brown and Dallas Gossett. The Bears took the lead in the fourth when Alan Silva stole second and third before coming home on an error.
“(Osborne)’s swinging it well,” said Sevier County coach Casey Taylor. “We’ve changed some things with him. They pitched him inside and he was able to handle a few balls.”
Seymour 5, Cherokee 0
ROGERSVILLE — The Eagles led just 1-0 at halftime and Drew Payne said his halftime talk wasn’t pretty.
That’s when Quinton Moore, playing in his first game this season after dealing with illness, provided the spark.
“He just brought such a positive energy to the game,” Payne said. “If I gave out game balls, he would for sure get it. We were missing that type of energy and it sort of fluctuates throughout the whole team when somebody brings that.”
Moore had an assist in the first half on a Winston Rutherford goal before adding a second assist on Davis Blake’s first goal of the game. He capped the scoring with a goal of his own. Blake finished with two goals while Kameron Grunenwald had two assists and Jake McBrayer scored on a penalty kick.
“(Moore) definitely provided a spark to the team and then everybody followed suit,” Payne said. “Just the energy and the work rate. That’s all we can do now when we’re trying to get better technically.”
Cherokee 7, The King’s Academy 4
SEYMOUR — The Lions outhit their guests but six walks and five errors helped the Cherokee offense along.
“We continue to outhit everyone but our youth and our inexperience in the outfield continues to hurt us,” said TKA coach Marc Weekly. “(Games like this) are going to make us better because we’re so young.”
Taylor Weekly led the offense with two doubles and a single while Sarah Morgan doubled and pitcher Haven Taylor had a two-run double. Taylor had five strikeouts in the circle.