SEYMOUR — All three games these two have played this season have been decided by two runs or less. Seymour would finish on top in this one with an exciting comeback that ended in a 4-3 walk-off win for the Warriorettes over the Lady Mohawks.
Seymour would strike first in the second inning on a pair of RBI singles from Kaitlyn Couchman and Natalee Watters to put the Warriorettes ahead 2-0.
Moravia had an answer in the fourth inning with two runs of their own to tie the game at two. Destiny Nathaniel started it off with a RBI single before Lauren Long scored on a Seymour error to tie the game.
The Lady Mohawks look primed to take the lead with the bases loaded and nobody out but a line out to the pitcher and a quick throw to third would double up Moravia. Thayda Houser then struck out the next Warriorette batter to escape further damage.
Fast forward to the seventh inning where Moravia would break through again. Mikayla Fritz’s double, followed by an Anaya Keith RBI single put the Lady Mohawks ahead 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh.
Down but not out, Seymour’s Watters started the inning with a base hit to put the tying run on base. Moravia’s was able to get the next two batters, seniors Hannah Hinners and Nadia Howell looking for a senior night moment, to fly out, putting Seymour down to their final out.
Insert Dylan Murphy, who knocked one to right-center field just past the outstretched glove of Moravia’s Ronnie Cormeny for a RBI double to tie the game. Houser then stepped up to the plate and drove one between the shortstop and third baseman into left field. Seymour head coach Shaun Houser would send Murphy home and the freshman would just beat out the relay to give Seymour the walk-off come from behind victory.
Houser got the win in the circle as well, battling through seven innings giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
Jessica Self was solid in five innings of relief for Moravia before taking the loss. She would give up two runs, one earned, on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Moravia (16-14) get some time off before heading to Murray (20-9) on Saturday at 10 a.m. for their regular season finale. Seymour (12-12) will head to Diagonal (4-15) on Monday.