By KEVIN HARRIS
FLOYDS KNOBS – Seymour concluded Jeffersonville’s season on Monday, May 22 in a 9-5 loss to Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour in the first round of the Class 4A Floyd Central Sectional.
Red Devil freshman Nan Garcia had a big game at the plate. She was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. Jeff junior Lindsey Nelson went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a run scored.
Red Devil starter Lizzy Coons got the loss in the circle. The sophomore allowed five runs (one earned) on four hits, walking three and striking out one.
Tori Snook led the Owls (17-6) at the plate. She collected two hits, one of which was a double, and scored two runs. Teammate Haley Mobley had a pair of hits and two runs scored.
Seymour’s Rachel Kaufman was the winning pitcher. In six innings, she allowed five runs (all earned) on eight hits. Kaufman had three strikeouts and no walks.
Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Jeff (12-13) pulled within one run by scoring four times in the frame. Nelson smacked a two-run homer and junior Faith Denig delivered a two-run double.
But the Owls answered with two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth to go up 9-4. It was Seymour’s first victory in a sectional contest since 2007.
CLASS 4A FLOYD CENTRAL SECTIONAL
SEYMOUR 9, JEFFERSONVILLE 5
Seymour 014 220 0-9 9 2
Jeff 004 010 0-5 8 2
W – Rachel Kaufman. L – Lizzy Coons. 2B – Faith Denig (J), Nan Garcia (J), Tori Snook (S). HR – Garcia (J), Lindsey Nelson (J).
Records – Jeff 12-13, Seymour 17-6.