Varsity Softball on a Winning Streak


Jared Lakin, BNN Reporter

The Blue Mountain Bucks softball team earned their fifth straight victory with a blow out win over the Williamstown Blue Devils  24-3 on Thursday, May 5th.

The BMU girls  fired up the offense in the first inning as Williamstown’s pitcher Brianna McLaughlin issued five walks and delivered several wild pitches which allowed BMU to end the inning  up by 4-0.  The BMU girls went on to score 15 runs in the second inning, during which Karli Blood hit an inside the park home run. Lauren Joy, Mackenzie Carle, Jade Lamarre, and  Kyra Nelson also drove in runs in that 2nd frame. In the third inning each team scored two runs. The BMU girls went on to win 24-3 in a game that was ended by way of the mercy rule after 4 and 1/2 innings.

Kyra Nelson earned the win for the Bucks,  surrendering three runs on two hits over five innings, striking out eight, and walking no one in a complete game effort.  Brianna McLaughlin is charged with the loss for Williamstown.  

The Bucks tallied 11 hits on the day.  Karli Blood went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead BMU in hits.  In addition, the Bucks tore up the base paths, with multiple stolen bases. Lauren Joy led the way swiping three bags.  Asked about her team’s recent string of wins, Joy attributed her team’s success to “every member of the team doing their part.  At any given game it might be a different player who has a big game.”  The Bucks improve to 5-2 on the season and hope to continue their winning streak as they take on the Northfield Marauders on Saturday.