Wildcat softball wins yet again


The Wildcats hoist the trophy after winning the Suburban Southwest Tournament, Sept. 12.

Softball continued its undefeated season with a tournament championship over Parkway North in a match-up of the top-ranked Wildcat team against an eleventh seed at Chesterfield Athletic Association, Sept. 12.

The 2013 Suburban South/West Softball Tournament included 16 teams, and the Wildcats competed in four different games against Parkway Central (11-0), Marquette (6-1), Lafayette (1-0) and Parkway North.

“You go into it expecting to win,” Mr. Mark Mosley, varsity head coach, said. “So when you win, it feels like you did what you were supposed to do.”

The Wildcats jumped into an early lead with a run-scoring single by Jamie Fowle, shortstop, to drive in Allie Webb, right field.

Two more runs scored in the top of the third inning after a lead-off triple into the gap in left center field by Kelsey Tepen, center field, who scored on a throw to second base trying to get Jessica Poore, second base, stealing.

The hot start benefited Madeline Krumrey, starting pitcher, who was perfect through three and a third innings, striking out seven of the first 10 batters faced.

“Once you give Krumrey a lead you’re pretty confident that you’re going to hold on for the win,” Coach Mosley said.

The lead held up and was extended in the top of the fourth after a lead-off double by Katelyn Massa, catcher, who was driven in by Hope Waller, first base, on a base hit through the infield.

“It felt really good that my batting practice really started paying off,” Massa said. Massa went three for four with an RBI and two runs scored.

The Wildcats blew the game open in the top of the sixth with four runs out of five hits to make the score 9-4 after a mere six innings.

They added two more runs in the seventh inning, which led to the final score of 11-4.

It took a team effort to complete the clean sweep of the tournament.

Seven different players had an RBI and seven different players scored runs.

“It’s never one person,” Coach Mosley said. “They did their job.”

Krumrey pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts.

The next game for the Wildcats is on the road against Oakville as they look to continue their undefeated season (14-0), Sept. 19.