INDIANAPOLIS — The Mt. Vernon softball team was excited to begin its season Thursday night, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

On a day when scattered thunderstorms put playing the game in doubt, a window of sunshine allowed for the game to get started on time.

The Marauders took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jadan Fithian led off with a single and advanced on a passed ball and sacrifice bunt.

She was driven in on an RBI-single by Mackenzie Gee. The Marauders had runners on second and third in the second inning but did not score.

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Soon after another substantial line of storms hit in the bottom of the second inning and the game was called after a 30-minute lightning delay.

“I thought we came out really well today,” Mt. Vernon coach Veronica Kirby said. “Everyone was really excited and our chemistry felt really good at the start of the game.”

According to Kirby, the game will most likely resume in May, though a makeup date is yet to be determined.