IRONDALE-Shades Valley (8-9) bounced back from a six-game losing streak with two wins over Jackson-Olin 13-3 and Midfield 15-0 Saturday.
Mountie head coach Darryl Dunbar said the break helped his team. “We took the week to clear our minds mentally,” he said. “We agreed that this would be the day we turn our season around one game at a time.”
The Valley pitching was solid, with fourteen strikeouts, no hits, and three runs. Offensively the Mounties banged out 18 RBIs, 12 hits, and stole 25 bases in the two games.
In the first game against Jackson-Olin, Valley used a trio of Mountie pitchers to keep the Mustangs off balance. The Mounties recorded seven strikeouts against the visitors.
Valley’s Avery Prichard, Steve Brown, Izzy Davis, and J’Cauis had RBIs in the fourth inning, and the Mounties exploded for seven runs to put the game away.
The Mounties faced off with the Patriots in the night capper and held Midfield hitless and scoreless.
The Mountie bats remained hot and scored twelve runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach. Prichard led the team with three runs, while Clayton Garrison, Jacaryous Burrow, Davis, and Brown scored twice. Ty Tippett and Burrow had two RBIs against the Patriots. Brown stole four bases against Midfield.
Shades Valley plays at Mountain Brook Tuesday.