MOULTON — Clear skies provided perfect weather for the Moulton-Udell Tournament on Saturday. Seymour and Moulton-Udell both had a pair of games on the day as the Warriorettes claimed wins over Twin Cedars and Moulton-Udell as the Lady Eagles fell to Seymour before winning a thriller over Mormon Trail.
Seymour started the day against a tough Twin Cedars team that was averaging 9.5 runs per game. Ori Trimble would be tasked with trying slow down the Sabers’ offense and she would do just that. Trimble worked her way around seven walks to limit the high scoring Sabers to three runs on three hits with two strikeouts.
The two went back and forth for the first couple of innings with Seymour scoring the opening run before Twin Cedars scored one in the second only for the Warriorettes to regain the lead with a run in the third.
Seymour built their lead in the top of the sixth inning with Thayda Houser beating out an infield grounder to allow Dylan Murphy to score from second. Zoe Joiner would then smack a RBI single up the middle to score Houser. Natalee Watters would finish off the scoring with a RBI single to left to put Seymour ahead 5-1.
Trimble would get into a little trouble in the bottom of the sixth as Houser would be called upon to get the final out of the game with the bases loaded and the Seymour lead now cut down to 5-3. Houser would get the Twin Cedars batter to ground out to Joiner at third to secure the win for Seymour.
After a quick break in-between games, Seymour then went up against Moulton-Udell. It was all Seymour from the start as the Warriorettes had 10 hits with 10 walks on their way to a 16-0 win in four innings.
Hannah Hinners and Houser both had three RBIs in the contest while Houser got the shutout, allowing three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
Moulton-Udell would look to bounce back in their second game of the day against Mormon Trail. It didn’t look good early as the Lady Eagles fell behind 5-1 through three innings.
Moulton-Udell got the bats going in the fourth inning with Chelsey Boettcher and Lexi Smith hitting RBI singles before the Lady Eagles would be caught trying to get an extra base to end the inning.
They would get another two runs in the fifth inning to tie the game at five with Mormon Trail walking in a run with the bases loaded before another Boettcher RBI single. But Moulton-Udell would leave the bases loaded heading into the sixth inning.
The Saints would come back with a big answer, scoring four runs in the top half of the inning to retake the lead with the 90-minute time limit approaching.
Moulton-Udell would have one last rally in them as they would go for five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Malorie Probasco cleared the bases to score three runs and tie the game while putting herself in scoring position for Hannah King. The freshman would come through in the clutch, batting one to left to get the walk-off win for the Lady Eagles.
All nine Moulton-Udell starters had a hit while seven had at least one RBI. Jessica King, Probasco and Boettcher each had three hits at the top of the Lady Eagle batting order. Jessica King battled and would get the win in the circle.
Moulton-Udell (2-6) host Orient-Macksburg (3-9) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Seymour (7-6) will play Martensdale-St. Marys (6-6) at home on Monday at 6 p.m.