BMU Softball Wins Again. Winning Streak at Nine Games.

BMU 9 ~ Richford 2


(BNN Photo/K. Murray)

The Bucks’ Felicity Sulham drives a 2-2 offering over the fence in center field during the 5th inning Saturday. Sulham’s homerun made it 7-2 BMU. The Bucks would go on to win by a score of 9-2.

BNN Staff

Blue Mountain Softball extended their winning streak to nine games with a convincing 9-2 win over the Richford Rockets on Saturday.  Felicity Sulham was outstanding at the plate drawing a walk, laying down a sac bunt, hitting a double, and driving a no-doubt homer, in her four at-bats.  Kyra Nelson also had a hot bat with two hits of her own, both of them triples.  The scoring didn’t end there as every Buck batter found a way on base by way of hits, walks, or hit-by-pitch.

We knew it was going to be a tough game and knew how important it was to play our game. That’s what we did. We went into that game playing our best and it showed.”

— Felicity Sulham

Maggie Emerson was in the circle for Blue Mountain and she delivered her usual reliable performance.  The senior Co-Captain changed both pitch speed and location as she battled in the midday heat. Emerson struck out nine, walked two, and scattered seven hits in her complete game effort.

When the Rockets did put the ball in play, the Bucks’ defense was both smart and disciplined.  Of note was Jordan Alley at 3rd.  Alley repeatedly flashed the leather at the hot corner and was on the front half of a defensive gem in the bottom of the 6th. With two outs in the book, Richford’s Vanessa Cunningham hit a hard shot down the line towards 3rd.  As Alley knocked down the hard hit ball, Cunningham showed great speed as she sprinted to first.  Alley threw a bullet across the diamond to a waiting Emma Gray at first base.  Gray had to stretch out and make an equally great play on her end to complete the 5-3 putout.  Cunningham was out by inches (see photos in gallery below) and the Bucks were out of the inning.

Olivia Hatch took the loss for Richford who falls to 3-3 on the season.  The Bucks improve to 9-2 and will travel to Danville on Tuesday to face the Bears.  Blue Mountain currently sits in 2nd place in the VPA D4 rankings with Danville right behind them in 3rd.