McNary’s Taylor Ebbs doubles in a game against West Salem back in April (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).
Everything is clicking right now for the McNary softball team.
A nine-run second inning helped McNary jump out to a huge lead early on, and the Celtics never looked back as they defeated Mountain View on Tuesday, May 7 for their 10th straight victory.
The Celtics moved to 11-1 in Mountain Valley Conference play and have a comfortable two game lead at the top of the standings.
Alexa Cepeda and Taylor Ebbs each went 3-for-3 with two RBIs at the dish for McNary. Faith Danner and Abbi Covalt each chipped in with three RBIs.
Danner also started the game in the circle and pitched a perfect frame in her only inning of work. Freshman Hannah Ebner finished the job on the mound as she went four innings and gave just three hits and no earned runs while striking out five.
It was the fourth time this season that McNary had shutout an MVC opponent.
A two-run double by Danner in the top of the first gave McNary the 2-0 cushion. The Celtics brought in two more runs later in the inning on a walk and a fielder’s choice to extend their advantage to 4-0.
In the following frame, McNary put the game away in emphatic fashion.
After a leadoff walk by Cepeda, Covalt and Ebbs each came through with an extra-base hit. Two batters later, Kate Ronning got in on the action with an RBI-single to left field, putting the Celtics on top 7-0.
McNary would wind up getting a total of eight RBI-hits in the inning to take a 13-0 lead.
This was McNary’s ninth victory this season that came by 10 runs or more.
The Celtics will host Bend on senior day Saturday at noon.