(June 16th, 2015) – In aged fourteen and under softball action, Montpelier Rotary took down in-town opponent Athena in a contest that came down to the final inning of play.
IT was Maya Taylor who would play the role of hero for Rotary. During the sixth and final inning, Taylor stepped up to the plate, both literally and metaphorically, driving the ball over the fence to drive in what would be the deciding runs in the game.
Rotary topped Athena 10-8.
Aside from Taylor’s herculean display, several other Rotary bats also struck the ball with efficiency. Sonja Alvira earned both a single and a double for the team, while teammate Brookelyn Dye smacked the ball for a pair of singles. Trinity Nichols, Kennedy Caudill, and Kimme Engels all hit for singles on Rotary’s behalf as well.
Making their presence known in the batter’s box for Athena were Taylor Brown, MaKayla Fairchild, and Adrianna Konoff. All three ladies reached base on singles.
Lasting the duration of the game on the mound was Rotary starter Halie Rose. While she allowed 8 runs and 11 walks, Rose also gave up just 3 hits in 6 innings. She also struck out 10 Athena batters.
Pitching for Athena was Rihanna Stoy, who remained on the mound for 5 innings. She allowed 7 runs from 6 hits, walking 3 batters and striking out 2 more. Stoy was relieved by Ashton Dick for the last inning of action. During her time on the mound, Dick allowed 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk