Softball defeated 12-2 by Richard Montgomery

By Michael Gorman

The softball team played hard once again, but fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets 12–2. Most of the Rockets’ offense came from an eight-run fourth inning, and their experienced opposing pitcher sunk the Vikes.

[score id=”43632″ align=”right”]

The Vikings played well defensively in the first three innings, but poor hitting made a comeback difficult.

“We had some bad breaks and RM scored eight runs,” third baseman Elena Kozak said.

Players are optimistic about games to come, especially because of the teamwork that injuries have forced on the team.

“Despite people playing in sort of weird and new places in the field I think we’re really stepping up and doing well,” catcher Olivia Weals said. “People are hustling to make plays on the field and our fielding has gotten a lot smoother.”

The Vikings defense meets and makes adjustments mid-game. Photo courtesy Debbie Williams
The Vikings defense meets to make adjustments mid-game. Photo courtesy Debbie Williams

Despite the cold bats from the Vikes, Elena Kozak led the team on offense, putting up two triples and scoring both runs.

“It was hard for the whole team to get our bats on the ball,” Kozak said. “The good news is that the toughest part of our season is over and we have a better chance of winning more games after spring break.”

The Vikings look to improve from their 2–5 start after spring break at home against Walter Johnson April 14.