Vikings Stave Off Late MWP Rally in Home Win

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Playing for the second straight night, the Mossyrock softball team got off to a slow start, but thanks to a big fifth inning started by a Hailey Brooks blast, the Vikings pulled out a 7-6 win over Morton-White Pass Wednesday evening at home. 

The Vikings used Brooks 3 for 3, three-RBI day to jumpstart a stagnant offense that put five on the Timberwolves in the fifth, and did enough to hold off a late rally in a non-league home win. 

“We started getting our timing down and getting hits,” Vikings coach Keith Coleman said. “That home run really got our offense going.” 

Erin Cournyer threw a complete game with nine strikeouts to lead the Vikings in the circle. For the T-Wolves, Natalia Armstrong struck out 11 batters in a solid pitching performance, with Shelby Karns going 2 for 4 and Abigail Sympson going 2 for 4 with a double. 

“Good to get a game in finally,” MWP coach Derek Bowen said. “Girls got the bats going just a little too late, but it was a really good start to our season. Excited to see how our young group of girls learn from this and get better.” 

The Vikings (4-2, 2-0 1B CVL) will now have a big break, and won’t take the field again for a game until after Spring Break in April against Wishkah Valley.