Softball routs WJ 13–3 with explosive hitting

By Michael Gorman

[score id=”43885″ align=”right”] The 3–5 girls softball team took down the Walter Johnson Wildcats 13–3 Wednesday afternoon. Starting pitcher Lauren Furst pitched an airtight five innings in a game that ended early due to the mercy rule.

Furst’s leadership played an immense part for the team throughout the game.

“Furst really stepped up to lead us each inning,” outfielder Lauren Evoy said. “We had many short innings because of the amount of strikeouts she had.”

Another bright spot for the Vikings moving forward is outfielder Leah Gordon. Gordon made her return this game after an injury sustained during the basketball season.

“She had a solid comeback with great plays in the field as well as her at-bats,” Evoy said.

The Vikings were able to capitalize on errors from the opposing team, while using them to overcome difficulties of their own in the field.

“One thing that we did well was taking advantage of the other team’s errors such as overthrows and passed balls, but we could have improved on our concentration. We had a couple miscommunications in the field and while base running,” third baseman Elena Kozak said. “We will need to play our best to beat Churchill tomorrow.”

The Vikings will match up against the strong 4–1 Bulldogs squad on Thursday.