ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity softball team kept its unbeaten streak alive on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, defeating the Galloway School Scots 12-2 in five innings at the Upper Campus Softball Field.
With the win, the Mustangs take the season series against the Scots 2-0.
After allowing a run in the top of the first inning, the Mustangs tied the game in the bottom half when Savanna Messner scored on an infield error by the Scots to make it a 1-1 game.
Mount Vernon's bats rose to the occasion an inning later, scoring 10 runs to go ahead 11-1.
Kendall Slayden singled home Jane Holliday, Frances Hunt drew a bases loaded walk to plate Slayden, and Bella Dishman tripled to bring home Lauren Dove, Hunt and Messner.
Later in the inning, Grace Westmoreland scored on an infield error, Whitney Disman doubled to bring around Slayden and Lauren Dove tripled to score Whitney Dishman.
Galloway added a run in the top of the third inning, but the Mustangs got it right back in the bottom half on a Westmoreland double to sore Lydia Schouest.
Westmoreland picked up the win in the circle for the Mustangs.
The righty allowed two runs over five innings while striking out six batters.
Mount Vernon (7-0) returns to the diamond on Saturday, Sept. 12 in a round-robin tournament hosted by St. Pius.
The Mustangs will play Westminster at 9 a.m. followed by St. Pius at 12:30 p.m.
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.