St. Mary’s softball team hosted the MVL Chargers to a beating they will never forget in a double header on Monday, April 17.

St. Mary’s softball team hosted the MVL Chargers to a beating they will never forget in a double header on Monday, April 17.

St. Mary’s 17

MVL 0

Anna Lux pitched a shutout for the Knights in game one against the Chargers. She allowed one hit and struck out eight. “My focus was to get first pitch strikes,” Lux said. “We played a really good first game.”

St. Mary’s took an early lead in the top of the first inning, with three runners coming home, and followed that up with one run in the second and 13 in the third inning to put a stop to any hopes of a comeback by MVL.

Ali Beltz went 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Megan Sellner was 2-2 with two runs. “Anna pitched a great game,” said coach Wendy Owens.

St. Mary’s 25

MVL 6

The Knights weren’t done beating up MVL, and in the second game they put even more runs on than the Chargers could handle. Megan Labat took the win on the mound pitching six innings, allowing eight hits, six runs, walking one and striking out five. “I knew I had a good defense behind me,” Labat said. “It’s easy to rely on them to help me get outs.”

Jody Hansen led the Knights at the plate going 3-3 with six runs and four RBIs. “We were anxious because we had the long break,” Hansen said. “We are all getting hits and being confident in the box, which was nice to see.”

Beltz again was close behind her at 5-5 with four runs and three RBIs. “I’m more confident as the season goes on,” said Beltz. “I used to be nervous in the box.” Lux was 3-3 at bat with three runs and two RBIs followed by Mallory Helget at 2-5 with two runs and four RBIs.

St. Mary’s 12

Springfield 2

St. Mary’s controlled the game from the beginning on Tuesday, April 18 against the Springfield Tigers. Lux won on the mound pitching five innings, walking four and allowing two hits and two runs. She also led in the box going 3-3 with two runs and one RBI. “Everyone got a hit,” Owens said. “We were very aggressive on the bases.”

The Knights made short work of the Tigers, ending the game at the top of the fifth.

The Knights travel to BOLD on Thursday, April 20 to face the Warriors at 7 p.m.