COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon Varsity Softball team saw its season come to an end on Friday afternoon, falling to the Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines 14-1 in four innings in an elimination game at RG Jones Field at the South Commons Complex.
The Wolverines scored six runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead they would never relinquish.
Ella Osborne doubled in Kaylee Simmons and Taylor Thomas followed by an Addi Prewitt double to bring in Osborne.
Prewitt would come home on a wild pitch later in the inning to give Prince Avenue a 4-0 edge.
Audrey Vandagriff singled to plate Anna Williams and Rachel Biggs to round out the scoring in the first.
The Mustangs got their lone run of the contest in the bottom of the first inning on a Reese Hickey sacrifice fly to right field to score Kennedy Reynolds to make it a 6-1 game.
The Wolverines added four more runs in the third and brought the run-rule into effect in the fourth by tallying four more to lead 14-1.
The Mustangs were retired in order in the bottom of the fourth to end the season.
Simmons picked up the win in the circle for the Wolverines, tossing a complete game and allowing one earned run with three strikeouts and two walks.
Mustang pitcher Grace Westmoreland was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs in two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout.
Hickey pitched 3.1 innings in relief, surrendering eight runs (four earned) with four strikeouts and five walks.
The Mustangs won a program-best 26 games and captured their first sole region championship in 2022.
Mount Vernon has now advanced to the Elite 8 the past two seasons as well.
Mount Vernon graduates three seniors from the roster in Ruby Burnett, Whitney Dishman, and Frances Hunt.
The Athletic Department sincerely thanks the members of the Class of 2023 for their hard work and efforts over the years.
Check www.mountvernonathletics.com, @MV_Athletics on Twitter and @mvschool_athletics on Instagram for updates on the Mustangs in the offseason.
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.