Kirkpatrick has career game vs Falcons


Fountain Central softball senior Kacey Kirkpatrick has already had a special three seasons for the Mustangs. However Saturday the senior had the best game of her career when FC hosted North Vermillion for a WRC double-header. The Mustangs went on to sweep the DH as they improved 4-5 (2-3 WRC) on the season.

It’s what Kirkpatrick did in the first game that will be remembered in Mustang history. Kirkpatrick four home runs (yes that’s not a typo) and had nine RBI’s as FC cruised to a 15-3 win. The four homers and nine runs batted in are both Mustang softball records. Just in case two records wasn’t enough, Kirkpatrick added a third as she threw a complete five inning game and struck out 13. The 13K’s are a five inning record as it was an all-around stellar performance.

“Every once in awhile a player gets dialed in and everything they do goes right,” FC coach Ric Walke said of the historic day for his senior. “Today Kacey was focused on waiting for a good pitch to drive and she found it. In the circle she has been attacking the zone and aggressive with her pitches. She is on top of her game early in the season and we look for it to continue. The rest of the team has been aggressive at the plate too. That has led to some good out put up and down the line up. Jackie Weber and Sami Krout are producing at a high level right now. Hitting is contagious so we hope to stay hot at the plate.”

In game two FC won 20-4 and the Falcons weren’t going to let Kirkpatrick beat them. She was intentionally walked in all five her plate appearances. That paved the way for Jackie Weber, Zoe Foxworthy-Dejournett, Kearney Foxworthy-Dejournett, Sami Krout, Katie Brown and Keylee Stonebreaker to all have multiple hits.

After a rough beginning to the season against tough foes like Rossville, Riverton Parke, and South Vermillion, the schedule has loosened up for the Mustangs. Tuesday and Wednesday they’re slated to take on Seeger (1-5) before hosting area foe Southmont (1-3) on Thursday and traveling to Lafayette Jeff (2-5-1) on Saturday.

This is a Mustang team that broke through in a big way last season and if Kirkpatrick and the rest of the Mustangs continue their hot hitting at the plate, it’s a team that will definitely make some noise the rest of the way.