SEYMOUR — Moulton-Udell accomplished something on Thursday they haven’t done in a long time. With their 1-0 win over Seymour on Thursday, the Eagles have now won back to back games for the first time since 2014 and have had back to back shutouts for the first time since 2013.
“I'm very proud of what the boys accomplished tonight. We had some great plays on defense and Wyatt (Stansberry) gave us a chance to win tonight. It was a total team effort tonight,” Moulton-Udell head coach Jason Ogden said.
For a game that finished 1-0, it didn’t lack excitement. Seymour loaded the bases in the first inning before Wyatt Stansberry would escape with a strikeout to end the threat.
Moulton-Udell got on the board with what would be the only run of the game with Clayton Morlan finding a gap between the third baseman and shortstop for a RBI single in the top of the third inning.
Seymour had good opportunities to respond in the bottom of the third inning. The Warriors had runners on first and third with one out but both would get caught on the bases. Stansberry picked off the runner on first before getting the runner on third out at home on a passed ball to hold on to the 1-0 lead.
The Eagles had chances to extend the lead in the fourth and fifth inning but would leave the bases loaded both times. Seymour would look to capitalize on that opportunity and would have runners on first and third once again, but this time with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.
Stansberry would freeze Brody Tuttle on a front-door breaking ball to get the strikeout and once again escape any damage.
Seymour would strand a runner on second in the next inning before going down in order in the seventh as Moulton-Udell pumped their fists in celebration.
Stansberry pitched a complete game for the Eagles, going all seven innings while giving up five hits and one walk with five strikeouts.
“We did miss out on some opportunities to give us a larger cushion, we will continue to work on situational hitting,” Ogden said.
Moulton-Udell (4-7) host Ankeny Christian Academy (6-6) on Friday at 6 p.m. Seymour (5-10) will hit the road and play at Murray (4-4) on Friday at 6 p.m.