Who: Seymour (17-13) vs Wayne (20-8)
What: Class 1A - Region Four - Quarterfinal
When: Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
Wayne would run away with a 10-0 win over Seymour a couple of weeks ago. The Warriorettes were limited to just two hits over six innings while Ori Trimble would take the loss in the circle.
One key player for Seymour
Seymour couldn’t get hits against Wayne in their first matchup. They will need Natalee Watters to find a way to get on base the second time around. Watters got on base and scored in all three of her at-bats against Mormon Trail. When she gets on base, it sets the table for the middle of the Seymour lineup to get her around to score. The Warriorettes need Watters to get on base early and often while being smart on the base path. Watters is also a really good right fielder and could see a lot of action out there against a good offensive team in Wayne.
Keys for Seymour
Limit Wayne’s freshmen. Wayne has a trio of talented freshmen in Sterling Berndt, Emily Jones and Maddy Wood. Berndt leads the way as a two-way stud. She is batting .542 with 16 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 22 RBIs. She also hasn’t struck out this year. Berndt is Wayne’s ace in the circle, owning an 18-7 record with a 1.81 ERA and 213 strikeouts against just 17 walks in 147 innings. Finding a way to get her out at the plate won’t be easy as well as finding a way to get on base against her was just as hard in the first matchup. She throws strikes so figuring out the timing and getting the ball in play will be key. Thayda Houser has been good on the rubber all year for Seymour and she will need to be great again to give her team a chance.