Sophomore Crystal Misemer, a catcher, was the top hitter this spring for the Seymour High School varsity softball team, according to statistics released last week by Tigers’ head coach Ellisha Hastings.

The Tigers ended the spring campaign with a 7-9 record.

Misemer led the squad with a .413 batting average, connecting for 19 hits in 46 plate appearances. She added three doubles, scored 14 runs and had 11 runs batted in (RBI).

Next in batting average was classmate Macey Hubbard, who hit at a .370 clip (17-for-46) with three doubles, 15 runs scored and a team-best 16 RBIs.

Junior Libby Buchanan was close behind with a .360 average (18-for-50) with four doubles, a triple and team-high 16 runs scored. She also had five RBIs.

Sophomore Karli Henry was next with a .326 average (15-for-46) with two doubles, 11 runs and nine RBIs.

The final Tiger above the .300 mark in hitting was junior Reghan Matlock at .302 (13-for-43) with four doubles, one home run, 15 runs scored and six RBIs.

Other batting averages for Seymour regulars included junior Rylea Owens (.273 average, seven runs, nine RBIs), junior Hayley Clark (.256 average, four doubles, three runs, seven RBIs), senior Kelsey Turner (.238 average, six runs, six RBIs) and junior Kaytlyn Jones (.200 average, four runs).

In only four games, senior Justus Benson posted a .667 average with seven runs scored.

For most of the season, Seymour’s softball record was at or above the .500 mark. After a 7-5 start, the Tigers dropped their final four games of the spring campaign.

The spring saw the squad’s dramatic improvement from the fall season when the Tigers won just one game.

On the mound, Seymour’s standout pitcher was Matlock, who pitched every inning of all 16 games.

Matlock’s pitching record was 7-9.

In 91-2/3 innings, she allowed 70 earned runs on 158 hits, compiling an earned-run average (ERA) of 5.35.

She struck out 56 and walked only 29.

Benson and Turner were the team’s lone seniors.

Hastings has decided to step away from coaching, and her current assistant coach, Will Austin, will be the Tigers’ head softball coach this fall.

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