Lewis perfect for Lady Eagles in win over West
For the 12th time in her career and sixth time this season, Seymour senior Carly Lewis has pitched a no-hitter for the Lady Eagles (32-6-1, 12-1 in District 2-AAA).
But Thursday night’s 12-0 gem over District 2-AAA foe Morristown West was special — it was a perfect game.
Lewis faced 15 Lady Trojan hitters in the five-inning, mercy-shortened victory, and — with the help of her flawless defense — sat all 15 down in order.
It took the senior Georgia College just 60 pitches to strike out 10 of the Morristown West hitters while getting the five others to hit into putouts for her teammates in the field.
To make matters even better, while Lewis was stifling the Lady Trojans, she and her teammates were crushing the Morristown pitching for 16 hits and 12 runs of their own.
Lewis herself was 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and four RBI.
In addition, Lady Eagles Sam Baldwin (2-for-2), Kaitlin Atkins (2-for-3), Bailey Pierce (2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI) and Abby Chasteen (2-for-3) had multi-hit games for Seymour, while Lauren Irwin (2B), Heather Foreman (1B, RBI), Hannah Lawson (1B) and Danielle Mull (1B, 2 RBI) also played a role in the Blue and Gold offensive machinery.
The game marked the second time this year Lewis has achieved perfection, and the fourth time in her illustrious Seymour career.
“What’s amazing about her is these teams see her twice, and they’re not doing better the second time,” Carter said of Lewis last week when she no-hit South-Doyle after an early-season three-hitter over the Lady Cherokees. “That’s very unusual. But it’s because she just has such control of her pitches.”
Lewis gave up just one hit to Morristown West in the two teams’ first matchup — a 10-4 win for Seymour — before giving way to the bullpen with a big lead.
The Lady Eagles have already clinched the IMAC regular-season title and appear poised for another deep postseason run. The squad has made two-consecutive state tournament appearances.