A quintet of Tigers, a senior, a junior and three sophomores, were leading the Seymour varsity softball team at the plate this spring through 10 games.

Better yet, the Tigers had a 6-4 record, including four wins in their past five games.

That’s a significant improvement after Seymour struggled to a one-win campaign last fall.

According to statistics released last Thursday by Tigers’ coach Ellisha Hastings, senior Justus Benson is Seymour’s top hitter this spring with a .667 average, as she has six hits in nine at bats. Benson has scored seven runs and drawn four walks for an on-base percentage of .769.

Sophomore catcher Crystal Misemer is next with a .393 batting average (11-for-28) with seven runs scored and seven runs batted in (RBIs).

Classmate Karli Henry has a .345 average (10-for-29) with eight runs scored and six RBIs.

Junior Libby Buchanan also hits at a .345 clip (10-for-29) with eight runs scored.

Leading the team with three doubles is junior Hayley Clark.

Other Tiger batting averages include sophomore Macey Hubbard (.310 average, team-best 11 runs and 11 RBIs), junior Rylea Owens (.280 average, five runs), senior Kelsey Turner (.227 average, five runs), junior Reghan Matlock  (.208 average, nine runs) and Clark (.200 average, six RBIs).

Matlock leads the team with eight walks.

Through 10 games, the Tigers had a team batting average of .291 (68-for-234) and had scored 65 runs. Matlock is the team’s lone pitcher.

In 55 innings, she had a 6-4 record with an earned-run average of 4.46.

She’s struck out 35 and walked only 15.

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