Attempting to record a much needed victory, the Montgomery County Community College Mustangs softball team played host to the Buccaneers of Atlantic Cape Community College. The home team gave a good effort, but ultimately dropped their seventh in a row, 19-0, in five innings.
The Buccaneers (2-9) jumped out early, posting five runs in the first frame while bringing every batter to the plate. Using fourteen players the next inning to bat around a second consecutive time led to a ten-run outburst that put the game out of reach (15-0). Danielle Kebert guided the visitors with three base hits, five RBIs, and three runs scored. Sam Sweeney and Samantha Donovan also contributed for the Buccaneers with four runs a piece, as well as with a single and an RBI each. Pitcher Courtney Perkins was stellar throughout, as she earned the shutout and allowed only one hit in the process.
As for the Mustangs, Sammi Kidd supplied the lone hit for the club by recording a single in her first plate appearance. She also added a stolen base in the process, but was unable to score. Kara McKeon and Alicia Eppler each walked to serve as the only other baserunners for the Mustangs.
Now the Mustangs (2-7) will look to regroup to earn a split in the second act of the doubleheader. The win by the Buccaneerss marked the first time in school history that they were able to defeat the Mustangs (4-1 overall).
Written by Rick Schmidt