Eagles drill Chiefs in opener

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 01:13 PM

The Seymour Eagles did exactly as expected in their District 2-AAA and season opener at Cherokee on Tuesday. They dominated.

Behind senior ace Hunter Neff, the Blue and Gold took a 10-0 win in seven innings over their IMAC foe.

“We started out a little tight (at the plate),” Seymour coach Scott Norman admitted. “But that’s kind of how it is the first game of the season.”

But Neff, a seasoned veteran, was anything but nervous in his first start of the year.

The senior allowed only one hit over six innings, while striking out 12 Chiefs hitters.

“Our pitcher just carried us,” Norman said. “He had good velocity and location and was throwing three pitches for strikes. He had great command and great stuff. He was throwing it really well.”

Neff could also do almost no wrong at the plate.

A solid, but not spectacular hitter last season, Neff went 4-for-5 on the night with a pair of runs scored.

Gunner Gibson and Tanner Sise also had multi-hit games with a single and a double each. Gibson finished with two RBIs, while Sise added one.

Bryce Catlett was 2-for-4 for the Eagles and also had an RBI.

Corey Heard finished the game for Seymour, throwing one inning and recording one punch-out.

“It’s just good to get a district win,” Norman said.

Seymour takes the field again Thursday at Karns.