Perkiomen's Anya Schultz slides into third with a stolen base during the season opener last Thursday at home against Academy of the New Church.
Last Thursday, the Perkiomen School’s varsity softball team scored an impressive 23-0 win over the Academy of the New Church (ANC) School despite the cold weather.
The game was called in the third inning in compliance with the 15-run rule after Perkiomen put on an offensive showing.
Perk’s first round of at-bats started with an Adriana Munoz triple, followed by Mindy Gallagher’s double. Dorita Deveney followed suit with her own double, scoring Perkiomen’s second run of the inning.
The second inning started with a pop-up by an ANC player, followed up by two smart strikeouts tossed by Perkiomen pitcher Meghan MacIntyre. MacIntyre pitched a perfect game.
When Perk came up to bat in the bottom of the second, they blew away their competitors, scoring 20 runs.
MacIntyre was the first player up to bat from Perk, and started the inning off with a walk. She scored on a double by Nikki Scott. And the skies opened for Perkiomen as they batted around three times.
Toward the end of the inning, Gabby Molnar was injured when she was hit by a pitch. After the hit to her knee, Molnar was unable to run after reaching second base and Anya Schultz stepped in as a pinch runner. The inning ended when a Panther was caught stealing.
In the spans of the second, Perk had four doubles, 11 singles, 9 stolen bases, and six walks.
The top of the third inning saw a fly out to center and two strikeouts from ANC in their last at-bat.
Freshman pitcher MacIntyre said she was happy with her team’s performance.
“I think it was a really good game,” said MacIntyre, “I love having such good fielders to back me up.”
It was the first game of Perk’s softball season. “This was a very amazing way to start of the season,” said head coach Melissa Gaiser. Gaiser is assisted by Trevor Smith; both are teachers at Perkiomen. “[It] was a good confidence builder to kick off the season.”