DUNWOODY, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity softball team dropped its second consecutive game on Monday afternoon, August 26, falling to the 6A Dunwoody High School Wildcats 17-9 in five innings.
Mount Vernon led 1-0 after the first inning after Sarah Schab hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Bella Dishman for an early edge.
In the top of the second inning, the Mustangs pushed their lead to 2-0 when Ruby Burnett scored on a passed ball.
The Wildcats tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the second and added five runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 7-2 lead.
But Mount Vernon pushed across seven runs in the top fo the fourth inning to reclaim the lead at 9-7.
Savanna Messner and Dishman and drew bases loaded walks followed by a Karley Crim score on a wild pitch to pull within two runs.
The Mustangs tied the game at 7-7 when Dishman came home another Wildcat wild pitch.
Mount Vernon added two more runs on wild pitches for a 9-7 lead as well.
The lead was short-lived though.
Dunwoody responded with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth to lead 15-9.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Wildcats added two more runs to bring the run rule into effect to end the game at 17-9.
The Mustangs (4-5) return home to take on the 5A Miller Grove Wolverines on Tuesday, August 27.
First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus Softball Field.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.