Maur Hill-Mount Academy softball put on a dominating effort against Atchison High in an away matchup Tuesday evening.
The Lady Ravens were able to persevere and win the first game 19-15 despite the Lady Red coming back in a stunning ten run inning.
Coach Sarah Wise had strong praise for her Lady Ravens who put together their first win of the season.
“We came out with a lot of confidence and our bats showed it. We practiced a lot coming to the plate and wanting a hit,” Wise said. “Our fielding was a lot better, we were more aware in a lot of situations and we played with a lot of heart.”
Sophomore Emmaly Dryden was a strong player on the plate and praised her teammates.
“Our hitting went really well and our team chemistry was just great and the flow was just going.” Dryden said, “Our first practice we looked a bit rough but gradually we improved and it showed today.”
The Lady Ravens had their best inning at the plate in the fourth inning when they were able to score six runs.
Dryden stood out with a double that was able to net a double RBI.
Wise also had praise for her senior leaders as well as sophomore pitcher Brooke Trumpeter.
“Mallory is the catcher and she’s the leader behind the plate being vocal. Skylar leads by example in everything she does.” Wise said, “Brooke, as a sophomore, was a leader in her pitching and doing what she needed to do.”