By: Lee Ramsey

Lady Eagle Emily Palmer takes a close pitch for a ball. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

Lady Eagle Emily Palmer takes a close pitch for a ball. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

After totally abolishing Morristown East while led by Lauren Irwin, the Lady Eagles shut out Cherokee while led by Miranda Duncan once again in the circle.

It was another dominating week for the Seymour softball program led by Coach Jessica Sterling.

The Lady Eagles defeated Morristown East 13-1 at Seymour in the five inning mercy rule shortened game. Earlier in the season, Seymour won 8-0 at Morristown East but this one was much worse.

After an eight run explosion in the first inning for the Lady Eagles, Seymour never looked back. It was another District 2-AAA win and the Lady Eagles’ ninth straight. The scoring margin during that run is an amazing 100-7.

Irwin, a University of Tennessee signee, belted a three run homer in the first inning and hit two more doubles for the game.

Other Lady Eagles having a big day were Reid Ballard with two doubles, scoring two runs and one RBI, Emily Palmer with a homerun in the fourth, and Bailey Pierce, Taylor Erjavec and Danielle Mull all with RBIs in the first inning.

Seymour pitcher Duncan was only one hit away from another perfect game for the Lady Eagles while striking out 12 Lady Chiefs giving the Lady Eagles an 8-0 win.

At the plate, Duncan went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Seymour (15-3, 8-0 District 2-AAA) scored in both the first two innings. They didn’t score until the fifth but then had four consecutive hits including three straight doubles which scored three straight runs to make the lead five for Seymour.

The Lady Eagles got two more insurance runs in the sixth. Seymour will now host Jefferson County on April 15th.

Leave a Reply