South Walton Seahawks struggle on defense

Tina Harbuck

Combine six errors by the South Walton Seahawks and 12 hits by the Mosley Dolphins and it’s 9-1 win for the Dolphins in high school softball.

“We just made too many errors,” said South Walton Coach Bob Hartness as he walked off the field Thursday night.

“I tell the girls all the time … yes, we may have some young players but this is high school ball and we’ve got to put on our big girl pants and go to work. That’s what we’ve got to do.

“We just did not come to play,” Hartness said.

Mosley started strong in the top of the first with the first batter, Brianna Oudean, hitting the second pitch over the left field fence. South Walton pitcher Alyssa Selvey settled in and struck out the next two batters. However, before the Dolphins were done they had put together three hits, plus the Seahawks committed an error, to bring in three more runs for a 4-0 start.

South Walton answered in the bottom half with one run on three hits. Makena Kimball, Adrienne Crawley and Selvey hit back-to-back singles with Crawley scoring the lone run.

In the top of the second, Mosley scored two more runs on a couple of hits from Bristol Lovrekovic and Jessica Fuqua.

The Seahawks failed to reach first in the bottom half.

In the third, Mosley scored one on a couple of hits.

In the bottom half, South Walton’s Kimball doubled but was left stranded.

Mosley went on to score two more runs in the top of the fifth on a couple of hit and a couple of defensive errors by the Seahawks.

For the game, South Walton had six hits with Kimball and Selvey each connecting for two. Jade Kinckiner and Crawley each had one hit. Mosley had 12 hits with Lovrekovic putting the bat on the ball for three, while Oudean and Leigha Curenton each with two.

“We’re starting to get on the ball a little bit better,” Hartness said. “I think we’re seeing it a little bit better but it comes down to our defense has got to play better.”

With the loss the Seahawks move to 1-4 on the season. Up next for South Walton is a 6 p.m. game Wednesday at Bay High in Panama City.