Big Walnut’s softball team seems to be hitting its stride at just the right time.
With the postseason right around the corner, set to get underway next week, the Golden Eagles showed they can produce more than enough offense to win big games, banging out a combined 19 hits in Wednesday’s 12-7 OCC-Capital Division win over host Mount Vernon.
Big Walnut (14-9) scored early and often, plating two runs in the first to set the tone. The Eagles added four more in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead before scoring two in the sixth and four in the seventh to end on a high note.
Morgan Stephens led the hit parade with four knocks and three runs scored in the win. Other BW standouts included Emily Petty, who had three hits, four runs scored and three RBIs by the time the dust cleared, including a two-run homer in the first; Krysten Chadwick, who had two hits to go with her four RBIs, including a two-run home run in the sixth; Katelyn Cheadle, who was 4-for-5; and Ashley Kayser, who had two hits in the win.
Mount Vernon made things interesting late, plating four runs in the sixth and three in the seventh, but still fell five runs short of catching Big Walnut.
Allie Walker earned the win in the pitcher’s circle.