SEYMOUR — A loss was a new taste for the Seymour softball team.
The response has been swift and authoritative, though.
Since falling to St. Paul 4-3 on Monday, the Wildcats have outscored opponents 30-0 in two wins after blanking Oxford 13-0 Friday. Molly Adamo hurled a complete-game shutout against the Wolverines and belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Adamo scattered five hits in collecting another shutout. Seymour only topped its rivals by an 8-6 score April 24, but put together a comprehensive performance under the lights.
“We definitely made better defensive plays, last time it wasn’t our best defense,” said Adamo. “We had stellar defense tonight; I thought the whole team was on fire. We hit insanely; we didn’t do that last time. We were determined to come out here and do our best.”
Beca Findley also went yard for the Wildcats as her three-run shot made it 6-0 in the second.
Seymour freshman Morgan Teodosio continued her stellar debut season with a 3-for-3 effort, including crushing a home run that led off the second inning. She also doubled, walked and scored three runs.
“She’s a pretty good hitter,” Seymour coach Ken Pereiras said. “Her balls are line drives that are hit hard; her home run; we don’t see many that go that far in right field. She’s going to be a great hitter.”
Adamo had nine strikeouts for Seymour, which handed Oxford its first shutout of the season.
“We didn’t hit,” Oxford coach Jim Husar said. “Just not having a good plan (at the plate), that was my biggest disappointment. But (Seymour) hit the ball and played very well.”
The Wildcats put the game away with six runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Adamo’s shot. Kolby Sirowich drove in two runs with a bases-clearing single during the stretch as Seymour had 12 hits for the game.
DOWN THE STRETCH
Next week marks the final one in the regular season across the league; Seymour finishes by hosting St. Paul Thursday before the NVL playoffs. Oxford (13-5) hosts 16-1 St. Paul on Monday.
“I hate to say this but every year we have a loss and I think it motivates us to work harder in practice and be ready for a game,” Pereiras said. “You never know what team is going to show up the day you play; St. Paul was good that day and beat us and I think we learned from it.”
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Morgan Teodosio, Seymour: The talented freshman is hitting over .600 this season in addition to her thunderous power.
“We’ve been inconsistent,” Husar said. “One game we play well, the next we don’t play well. One day we hit, the next day we don’t. When we hit we have a pretty good chance of winning.”
SEYMOUR 13, OXFORD 0
OXFORD 000 000 0 — 0 5 3
SEYMOUR 151 006 x — 13 12 0
Batteries: O—Sage Borkowski (L) and Vicky Bradshaw; S—Molly Adamo (W) and Kolby Sirowich. Highlights: S—Morgan Teodosio went 3-for-3 with a home run, walk and double. Becca Johnson went 2-for-3 with a walk. Beca findley hit a three-run home run. Records: Oxford 13-5, Seymour 16-1.