Lady Titan softball tames Lady Wildcats

Potential for a PAC tie

Mt. Vernon softball hosted the Lady Titans Tuesday night, April 25. The Lady Titans were 14-3  on the season with the Wildcats coming into the day at 10-5. The ladies are on a five game win streak but expected a tough match.

“Going into the game, I knew it was going to be difficult,” said head coach Gary May. “Mount Vernon has much improved, and we were just coming off of two big wins: Heritage Hills on Saturday and Tecumseh on Monday.”

The Lady Titans came out on top, 7-4, with this win being the 15th of the year. While the ladies were the victors, they had their work cut out for the, trailing 4-0 after the second inning. 

“I told the team to basically just relax; we had plenty of time and to just try to get one run back at a time,” May said. 

The Titans seemed to get the bats rolling a bit, closing the Wildcats’ lead by two, 4-2, during the third and fourth innings, as freshman pitcher Carly Potts held the Wildcats scoreless those two innings, as well and also hitting a homerun.  

The Titans had a big fifth inning, scoring four runs to give them the lead for the first time in the game, 6-4. Senior Alexis Tucker pitched the last three innings of the game, holding the Wildcats scoreless during those innings. 

“I would say it was a pretty big win, especially since Mount Vernon is in our Sectional this year,” Tucker said.

The Wildcats were not able to make a comeback, and the Titans came out on top 7-4, taking them to 6-1 in the PAC. 

“We have one conference loss, so we need to make sure we can control what we can control and win out the rest of our conference games to give ourselves a chance,” junior Ally Malone said. “If we win out and another team can beat North Posey, we’d be set up for a tie.” 

The Lady Titans play Henderson County on Tuesday, April 22, at home.