Meyer’s 3 circuits lead Owls
grace Meyer chose a nice game to hit 3 home runs.
The older Seymour threw 3 balls over the fence Monday to prompt the Owls to a 10-0 win over Charlestown on the senior night.
Ahead of the match, senior players Meyer, Stephanni Kleber, Alyssa Perry, Camryn Reichenbacker and Tori Schapker, senior manager Zach Thompson and their families were introduced.
Jerry Burton, Owls coach, said: “Seniors have played an important role in this program. We missed (last) year, but they’ve been a big part of the success we’ve had. It’s a great group, not only great players, but I really enjoyed coaching them. I will really miss this band.
Meyer’s home runs were held in the first, fourth and fifth innings to give him 8 home runs for the season. His homerun in the fifth ended the game under the 10-point rule.
Meyer said she had been in a little seizure and it felt good to hit home runs. She said it was the first time she had hit 3 home runs in a game.
“I could see the ball very well,” she said. “I’ve been struggling a bit lately, so getting back on top and having a good team win really does me good, and senior night,” she said.
Kynadee Warner led the bottom of the first inning with a single and she scored on Meyer’s homeroom who hit the top of the fence in center field and passed.
In the third inning, Warner doubled down through the left center and scored on Perry’s single. Meyer was safe on the choice of a defender and she scored on a Kleber single.
With a strikeout in the fifth, Reichenbacker made a single and scored on a Kendall Allman brace. Allman was replaced at second by Warner, and Meyer hit a home run to help the Owls raise their record to 10-5.
“I tried hitting the ball in the center and center right to bring out my cannon in front of him, and tonight it was on,” Meyer said.
“It felt really good to get back in the game, get some hits and start because we struggled to get the offense going. We score either in the first round or in the last round. We just have to keep it consistent throughout the game. “
Burton said it was the first time a player has hit 3 home runs in a game since 2002, while coaching at Columbus East.
“It doesn’t happen very often. Grace went with the field. She just had some good swings.
The Owls lost twice on Saturday in New Palestine, and Burton said: “They did what they had to do tonight. We’re going to have to step it up a bit more (today at Floyd Central). It’s a big game. We’re both undefeated at the conference. We better get ready to play.
Sydney Stewart pitched the first 3 innings and allowed 2 singles, put out 3 strikeouts and didn’t walk, and Kleber allowed 1 hit with 5 strikeouts in his 2 innings of work.
Burton said, “Our pitchers did a really good job. Our defense was very strong.
Seven owls combined to get 11 hits. Burton said, “We’re going to need a lot of attacking because it’s hard to score points if everyone in the lineup isn’t good at sticks. It’s something we’ve struggled with and we really need to get it back.