After recording their first two wins at home, the Montgomery County Community College Mustangs softball team dropped their next two series on the road to sit with a record of (2-4). Returning to familiar territory appeared to be the possible cure for the club to end a four-game slide, but was not to be the case as they were defeated by the Ocean County College Vikings 22-5 during the opening game of the double header.
The Mustangs got off to a rough start as the Vikings build a sizeable 6-1 lead in the first inning. The lead was more than tripled in the second inning as the Vikings added on an additional 13 runs. Though the Mustangs showed signs of life with a four-run output in the fourth inning, the deficit was too great to recover from.
The Vikings were seeing the ball well as several players registered multiple hits in the game. Christina Polihrom led the team with three hits and four runs scored. Tina Reilly and Tory Kravtzoff led in RBIs, with three and four respectively. Taylor Norris (2-4) and Meagan Lorenz served as the dominant pitching tandem for the Vikings.
For the Mustangs, Sammi Kidd headlined the troops with two hits; including a two-run double in the second inning. Niki Gass, Holly Mara, and Alicia Eppler also recorded two hits apiece, plus scored three of the team's five runs. Starter Maddie Paone (0-2) and Kara McKeon tallied offensively as well.
In the second game, the Mustangs (2-5) will be looking to right the ship. With several foes left on the docket, there is plenty of time left to regroup and stick together.
Written by Rick Schmidt