ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Softball team extended its winning streak to seven games over the weekend, defeating the Thomas Country Central Yellow Jackets 8-3 before shutting out tournament host Westminster Wildcats 9-0 in five innings on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Scott Softball Field at KCB Stadium.
In the first game of the day against Thomas County, the Mustangs jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a Priscilla Andrin triple to score Kennedy Reynolds and a Grace Westmoreland sacrifice fly to plate Andrin.
The Mustangs made it 3-0 on a Reese Hickey single to bring in Westmoreland in the third inning.
The Yellow Jackets got a run back in the bottom of the third and tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth.
The Mustang bats exploded in the top of the seventh, scoring five runs on six hits to recapture the lead for good at 8-3.
Westmoreland singled home Reynolds and Andrin, Reese Hickey singled to bring in Westmoreland, Lauren Dove tripled to score Hickey and Frances Hunt singled to plate Dove.
Mount Vernon outhit the Yellow Jackets 13-6 on the day.
Reese Hickey picked up the win in the circle, allowing three runs over seven innings while striking out 13 batters.
In the second game of the day, the Mustangs knocked off Westminster 9-0 in five innings.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first frame on RBI singles from Westmoreland and Dove.
A mishap by the Wildcats later in the inning allowed Reagan Hickey and Reese Hickey to score as well.
The Mustangs pushed the lead to 6-0 in the top of the second inning on a Reese Hickey opposite-field double to plate Westmoreland and Reagan Hickey.
Mount Vernon added three runs in the third for a 9-0 advantage, the first on a Kennedy Reynolds fielder's choice that scored Hunt.
Andrin followed with a double to left to bring around Reynolds followed by a Westmoreland double to center that allowed Ruby Burnett to score.
After a scoreless fourth and fifth, Westmoreland retired the side in the bottom half to bring the run rule into effect.
Westmoreland earned the win in the circle, allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.
The Mustangs (12-2) are back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 13, traveling to St. Francis for a Region 6 contest.
First pitch against the Knights is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Alpharetta, Ga.
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