Softball downed 15-0 by Clarksburg

By Michael Gorman

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The girls softball team couldn’t keep up on offense against the Clarksburg Coyotes Wed., falling 15–0 with Jenny Williams pitching a complete game for the Vikes.

Williams, a new pitcher, could not find her groove against a strong Clarksburg squad that carried a perfect 4–0 record into the game, winning the previous four games by a combined 65 runs. The Coyote bats were burning all game, racking up the hits on the inexperienced pitcher. Williams is only beginning to develop her game, so she will continue to grow into a stronger pitcher. Her teammates are enthusiastic about her potential.

“She has only started pitching so that’s exciting,” outfielder Lauren Evoy said.

Even after giving up 15 runs, the Lady Vikes put out full effort all game, continuing to make impressive defensive plays despite the offensive prowess of the Coyotes.

On offense, the Vikings got girls on base, but could not provide any run support. The tough pitchers from Clarksburg continued their dominance of the division, pitching their third shutout of the season.

“We just couldn’t get anyone home,” Evoy said. “Our batting is definitely something we will work on in our next couple of games.”

The Vikings look to improve on their 2–4 start Thursday at 3:30 away against the Richard Montgomery Rockets.