MVK headed to State following 11-2 win over Bourbonnais St. George

Mazon-Verona-Kinsman picked up an 11-2 Sectional win to advance to the IESA Class 1A State Championship
Pictured from Left to Right (Top Row):  Coach Pat Starwalt, Blair Nevins, Addison Kilmer, Grace Biros, Aurora Weber, Brooklyn Sheedy, Kaylee Klinker, Brynee Hunt, Kenley Kruger, Coach Hannah Hunt, Coach Tom Morris
(Front Row):  Kendall Slattery, Ameliah Weber, Marlie Lissy, Kaydynce Wardlow, Hayden Pfeifer, Morgan Starwalt, Jordan Both, Maggie Pfeifer

Mazon-Verona-Kinsman softball dashed out to an early lead and never looked back in an 11-2 win over Bourbonnais St. George in the IESA Class 1A Sectional A Championship game in Dwight on Sept. 17.

Hayden Pfeifer led the charge for the Mavericks with 15 strikeouts in the complete game win, while piling up four hits and three RBIs. Kaylee Klinker added two singles and two RBIs and Brynlee Hunt drove in two runs on a pair of singles.

Mazon Verona Kinsman dominated the IESA Class 1A Region 2 Semifinal bracket with a 15-0 win over Gardner-South Wilmington in the semifinal round and a 10-0 victory over Dwight to earn a shot at a Sectional plaque.

The victory improved MVK to 17-3 overall on the season and earns them a spot in the IESA Class 1A State Championship at 9:30 a.m. Friday against Calhoun Junior High at Champion Fields in Normal.

“Our goal at state is the same as it is during any other game, compete hard, do not let little mistakes keep you down, and have resilience. These girls and achieve anything they want with hard work,” coach Patrick Starwalt said.

The city of Mazon will have to show their support for the Lady Mavericks by escorting them out of town at 7 a.m. Friday. The route will start at MVK Middle School and proceed east on North Street to Route 47.

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