Softball – Girls Varsity vs Marianapolis Preparatory School – Away
Upstart Wyverns put Marianapolis to the test; fall just short in first double header.
Back in action and again on the road the Wyverns make the trek to visit host Marianapolis on Saturday for a double header of two Founders league power schools. This match-up circled for both teams on the calendar as these schools typically meet in back and forth action and edge of your seat type games. Saturday did not disappoint as the day brought highs and lows for each team, and we saw a full course of high quality fast pitch softball.
Game 1 kicked off as most have between these schools in recent memory battling it out pitch by pitch. KO raced out to an early lead, as has been the case in almost every game this season, jumping ahead 2-0 in the top of the 1st inning with Kyra Dunnirvine ’23, Mackenzie Caruso ’23 and Lexi Vail ’22 all reaching on errors on hard hit balls in play. Kyra Dunnirvine ’23 and Mackenzie Caruso ’22 came around to score on a sac fly and a fielders choice to put KO ahead 2-0. Not backing down from the challenge Marianapolis came roaring back in the bottom of the first to tie the score 2-2. From here on the game had the feeling building for 7 innings of great softball with one team not being able to push the other team to the brink. In the top of the 4th KO took a 3-2 lead with Lexi Vail ’22 drover an RBI single over the to right side scoring Hailey Williams ’23 The bottom of the 4th at the hand of KO’s toughest defensive inning of the season Marianapolis benefited plating 7 runners pushing the score to 9-3. At this point in the game some had the feeling this could get out of hand quickly however the Wyverns locked it down and went back to work pushing off the struggles from the 4th inning and rallying to score 2 in the top of the 6th to cut the lead to 9-5, the highlight an RBI single from Brieanna Toedt ’21 after holding Marianapolis scoreless again in the 6th, KO went to work scoring again in the 7th, cutting the lead to 9-6 and trying to push that rally harder and harder, Marianapolis was able to nail down the final out and secure the win in game 1 of the double header.
KO: 6 – Marianapolis Preparatory School: 9
Location: Marianapolis Preparatory School
Directions: Follow I-84 E to CT-190 E in Union. Take exit 73 from I-84 E
Loss- KO: 6 - Marianapolis Preparatory School: 9