MOULTON — It was a full day of baseball on Saturday as they went from morning to almost sundown at the Moulton-Udell Tournament. Seymour would come away with a split on the day while Moulton-Udell would drop both of their games.
The Eagles started their day with a 14-3 loss to Seymour in the morning. The Moulton-Udell defense struggled behind starter Hunter Spring, who gave up 13 runs, five earned, on 10 hits with six walks and three strikeouts. Dakota Veldhuizen had a pair of RBIs while Caleb Martin also drove in one run.
Brody Tuttle (two doubles) and Ty Campbell (three doubles) both had three hits for Seymour in the game while Jaden Enright drove in two runs. Sloan Sulser got the win after giving up three runs, two earned, on three hits with seven walks and four strikeouts.
Moulton-Udell looked to bounce back against Melcher-Dallas in their second game of the day. The Saints got off to a 3-1 lead after one inning and later 7-1 but the Eagles would explode for 7 runs in the fourth to take a 8-7 lead.
Dakota Veldhuizen started the inning with a RBI double before later scoring on an error. Wyatt Stansberry would walk with the bases loaded to score another run before Clayton Morlan’s two-RBI single to center would bring Moulton-Udell within one. Trent Rockwood then grounded out but would bring in the tying run from third. Caleb Martin then gave the Eagles an 8-7 lead with a RBI single up the middle.
Melcher-Dallas would briefly retake the lead before the Saints walked in the tying run in the bottom half of the inning. Moulton-Udell had a chance to take the lead with the bases loaded in the fifth but would strand them.
The Saints scored two more runs in the sixth but the Eagles continued to battle and would strand the bases loaded again, this time without scoring. Melcher-Dallas would then break it open in the seventh with five more runs crossing on their way to a 16-9 win.
Martin led the way with three hits for Moulton-Udell but would take the loss after giving up nine runs, five earned, on four hits with seven walks and seven strikeouts.
After a long layoff in-between games, Seymour returned to the field for the final game of the day against Mormon Trail. Brody Tuttle drove home the opening run of the game on a RBI since to right field. The Seymour offense would come up empty after that as they wouldn’t score again until the sixth.
Mormon Trail would go off for eight runs in the fourth on their way to a 13-3 win over the Warriors. Dugan Glenn went 3-for-4 in the game as he, Tuttle and Enright each had a RBI in the loss.
Seymour (4-9) will get a chance at a rematch as they travel to play Mormon Trail (8-4) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Moulton-Udell (2-6) will hit the road to face Central Decatur (5-3) on Monday at 5:30 p.m.