Lady Eagles top Farragut for 3rd-straight shot at state
The Seymour Lady Eagles (41-6-1) shut out the Farragut Lady Admirals 4-0 Friday in Seymour to secure a berth in the state playoffs, their third in three seasons.
“I was very satisfied with the way we played,” said Seymour coach Dayna Carter after her team’s sectional win. “This was the first time we ever played Farragut. We were going into this blind. We knew it would be a battle.”
It was a battle the Lady Eagles were well prepared for.
Seymour dominated throughout. The game was scoreless going into the third inning when Lauren Irwin scored on a Sam Baldwin single making the score 1-0.
It was in the fourth inning that the Lady Eagles turned up the heat on the Admirals.
Hannah Lawson singled, and Kaitlin Atkins doubled her in a moment later. Reid Ballard singled in Abby Chasteen, who was pinch running, and Emily Palmer doubled in Brittany Drysdale — Ballard’s courtesy runner.
Neither team scored in the final three innings of a seven inning game. Seymour pitcher Carly Lewis faced kept the Lady Admirals at bay all night with precision fast pitches that struck out 10, while she walked just two.
“Carly is hot right now,” said Carter. “We knew we needed to ride her hard. We knew Farragut played hard and had a good defense and we were prepared.”
The Lady Eagles will make their third-straight appearance at state next week in Murfreesboro.