Softball comes from behind, beats Gaithersburg 8–6

By Michael Gorman

[score id=”44564″ align=”right”] The softball team took home the win against the Gaithersburg Trojans Wednesday, coming back from behind to triumph 8–6.

Lauren Furst pitched a complete game, and stayed steady despite letting up some big hits early. Second baseman Erin Ishimoto made several great plays on defense to secure the come from behind win.

“We knew they had improved from the first time we played them, so we went in with the mentality that we had to play our hardest,” Furst said. “We played really well as a team, it was a great game.”

During the final inning, Lauren Furst took over, crushing any hopes of a Trojan win.

“Lauren pitched a great game. She definitely got us out of that last inning: they had the bases loaded, with no outs, and [Lauren] got the double play and then struck the last batter out. She came in big when we needed her,” centerfielder Leah Gordon said.

Elena Kozak agreed, highlighting aggressive batting on their road to success.

“We attacked on pitches late in the game, but waited in the beginning,” shortstop Elena Kozak said. “We realized we could hit on this pitcher, so we capitalized.”

The Vikes hope to end the season on a three-game winning streak against the National Cathedral School on Thursday.