The host Belfast softball squad had its hitting and running shoes on Saturday and used both en route to a convincing 10-2 win over Waldo County rival Mount View.

The game was the season-opener for both teams. The contest had been postponed from Friday due to rain and wet field conditions.

Victoria Overlock (5 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts) pitched the complete-game win for the Lions. For the Mustangs, Haley Giggey (8 hits, 9 walks, 5 hit batters, 2 strikeouts) worked all six innings from the pitching circle.

Pacing Belfast’s offense were Overlock (2 singles, double, 2 runs), Whitney Cross (single, home run, 3 RBIs) and Hayley Rae (double, run), Also scoring runs for the Lions were Caroline Carr (3), Morgan Mansfield, Ashland Hall and Killyan Richards.

For Mount View, Alonia Horton had two hits, including a double, and Amanda Hall a single, double and run. Brittany Moody also crossed the plate for the Mustangs.

“I was happy with the way the girls played,” said Lion coach Chris Bartlett. “They were focused and did a nice job playing as a team. We did a nice job being patient at the plate and had many opportunities to score. Victoria did a nice job settling in to a nice groove after the first couple of innings.

“We had a couple of times that we left the bases loaded with one out and did not score any runs or only scored one. We cannot afford to do that throughout the season. We really need to make sure we make the most of those types of opportunities because in this league they do not happen that often. But, overall, I am very pleased with the way we played and our defense did a nice job supporting Victoria.”

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