Lady Mounties Win Three Straight

With victories over Fultondale and Clay-Chalkville, the Shades Valley Lady Mounties went 3-0 this week to improve their record to 10-9. The Lady Mounties outscored their competition 48-9 and have now won seven of their last nine games.

Valley played a doubleheader against Fultondale Tuesday. The Lady Mounties came away with 15-0 and 14-0 wins. The Lady Mounties stole 39 bases in the two games against the Wildcats. Bethany Moran was the winning pitcher in the first game. The senior gave up two hits and had five strikeouts. Jenna Paxton picked up the win in the second game. The sophomore also gave up two hits and struck out four.

Valley defeated Clay-Chalkville Wednesday night, 19-9. “Clay has a great team, and I’m proud of my girls for working together to get the win,” said Shades Valley head coach Jo Amy Rollo.

The Lady Cougars came out on fire. Kaidyn Williams drove in two runs with a triple. LaDonna Scott’s homer gave Clay a 5-1 lead.

The Lady Mounties exploded for eight runs in the second. A single by Carleigh Blackwell scored Kyla Franklin to start the scoring barrage. Kharly DeLaine and Brookelyn Cossey scored on an error to pull Valley within one run. Blackwell then stole home to tie the game. Mayah Tarver’s single scored Jenna Paxton to give Valley a 6-5 lead. Haylee Knight and Alyssa Butts scored on an error to push the Shades Valley lead to 8-5. Tarver then scored on a walk to close out the scoring. Valley held a 9-5 lead as the teams headed to the bottom of the inning.

The Lady Cougars battled back and cut the lead to 9-8 on a Williams’ inside-the-park homer that scored Jerica Tyree and Skylar Swain.

The Lady Mounties weren’t done scoring. Valley pushed the lead to 18-8. Knight, Trinity Collier, Tarver, Tailyn Louis, and Cossey scored on three errors and a walk. Jenna Paxton closed out the scoring on a steal of home.

The Lady Mounties picked up their final run on an error that scored DeLaine. The Lady Cougars scored on an RBI by Williams to make the final score 19-9.

Jenna Paxton was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits, one run with one strikeout. “I’m really proud of how the team played,” said Rollo. “Tailyn and Jenna both pitched great, and we had several good hits.”

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