Softball loses to B-CC 14–7

By Sam Shiffman

The 1–2 softball team was taken down by the rival B-CC Barons (2–1) Tuesday 14–7, despite a strong offensive performance.

The Vikes got off to a quick start behind strong hitting from center fielder Leah Gordon, pitcher Taylor Shinaberry, and first baseman Jenny Williams. This powerful offense propelled the team to an early lead.

The squad cooled off as the game progressed, but despite falling out of rhythm, the team was able to keep the game within reach.

“Defensively we struggled a bit but constant encouragement from the fans and teammates helped us be able to work together,” catcher Layne Shinaberry said.

On the mound, the team got a solid performance from pitcher Riley Kuhen. As a freshman, Kuhen was making one of her first starts of her high school career for the Vikes.

“Riley pitched extremely well,” Shinaberry said. “She was able to keep a positive attitude even if a runner got a good hit.”

However, Kuhen’s performance and the initial offensive lead were not enough as the squad was unable to overcome the deficit.

The Vikes look to bounce back from the defeat April 7 against Walter Johnson at 3:45.