There was a standout performer in the Seymour varsity softball team’s 15-1 blowout home victory last Thursday over Summit Conference opponent Gainesville.
The junior outfielder was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate in the Tigers’ 14-run victory as Seymour’s fall record improved to 7-8.
Better yet, Moore connected for a pair of home runs.
She also led the team with three runs scored and four runs batted in (RBI).
Her 10 total bases were a Tiger-best total this fall.
“Shay had a big game for sure,” Seymour coach Glenn Dawson said after Moore’s phenomenal offensive showing against the visiting Bulldogs.
Seymour also benefitted from a strong pitching performance by freshman hurler Hannah Clark, who went the entire way in a game shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Clark allowed just a single run on four hits. She struck out one and walked one.
The host Tigers led the contest from start to finish, taking a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the opening frame and never looking back.
Gainesville scored its lone run in the top of the second inning.
A fifth run was added in the third frame, then Tiger bats ignited for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Defensively, Seymour didn’t commit a single error.
Offensively, Seymour rapped out 17 hits and drew seven walks.
Moore’s big night led the Tigers’ offensive production; however, sophomore Lillie Rasmussen wasn’t far behind.
In fact, Rasmussen was almost identical statistically.
The athletic Tiger shortstop also went 4-for-4 with a triple and double.
Like Moore, Rasmussen scored three runs and had four RBIs.
Senior Karli Henry was 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI, while classmate Crystal Misemer added two hits, one of them a double. Misemer also scored twice.
Senior Macey Hubbard doubled, drew a pair of walks, scored once and had two RBIs.
Freshman Alleigh Warren doubled, scored once and had two RBIs.
Clark helped her cause with a single and scored a run, while freshman Destinee Rivera singled, had one RBI and scored twice.
Freshman Audrie Fann rounded out the Tigers’ offensive attack by drawing a pair of walks and scoring twice.
“From the top to bottom of our lineup, every contributed offensively,” Dawson said.
“All around, we played well. Pitching was strong, and our defense was good.”
Next up for the Tigers is a home contest this Thursday against Springfield Parkview, one of the largest schools in the Ozarks.
On Friday, Seymour wraps up its regular season against Class 1 power Walnut Grove in another home game.
Action against Parkview starts at 4:30 p.m.; first pitch in the Walnut Grove contest is at 5 p.m.
“We wanted to close the regular season strong before we headed into (Class 2) district play,” Dawson said.
“This was a great start.”