ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Softball team picked up its sixth consecutive victory on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, defeating the St. Francis Knights 14-5 in six innings at Mustang Park in Region 6-1A DI action.
After allowing three runs in the top of the first inning, the Mustang bats came alive in the bottom half to tie the game at 3-3 when Reagan Hickey doubled home Mia Winokur and Priscilla Andrin came home on a passed ball.
The final run of the inning came on a Lauren Dove groundout to plate Reagan Hickey to even the game.
Mount Vernon took the lead for good in the bottom of the second inning on an Andrin home run to right field that scored Mollie Martin to go ahead 5-3.
Martin singled in the bottom of the fourth inning to score Alex Schiff to continue Mount Vernon's offensive surge and later came home to score on an Andrin ground out to give the Mustangs a 7-3 advantage.
The Knights plated two runs in the top of the fifth inning to pull within two at 7-5.
But in the bottom of the fifth inning, Reagan Hickey blasted a solo home run to left field to give Mount Vernon an 8-5 edge.
Lauren Dove scored on a passed ball later in the inning as well to push the Mustangs lead to 9-5.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mustangs scored four runs to bring the run rule into effect with Reese Hickey smashing a 3-run walk-off home run to emphatically end the game.
Olivia McDougall picked up the win in the circle for the Mustangs, her second in as many tries.
The righty tossed five innings, allowed two earned runs on three hits and struck out three batters.
The Mustangs (12-4, 7-0 Reg. 6-1A DI) return to action on Thursday, Sept. 14, traveling to Whitefield Academy for a region game against the Wolfpack.
First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. in Mableton, Ga.
About The Mount Vernon School
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,250 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.