Julia Petty tossed no-hitter for Clay girls’ softball
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
Clay-Chalkville has been struggling early, but freshman pitcher Julia Petty picked the Lady Cougars up with a 12-1 no-hitter against Center Point on Thursday. She tossed five innings, allowing no hits and one unearned run while striking out 15 in a five-inning game, recording all outs via the strikeout. Alyssa Butts drove in three runs.
The area win was offset by an 8-3 loss to tough Gardendale on Wednesday.
The Lady Cougars (4-11, 1-1 Area 12) were set to face Pinson Valley on Tuesday.
Lady Huskies fall to Springville: Hewitt-Trussville took an 11-3 beating from Springville on Tuesday in a game that did not make deadline for last week’s print edition. Anyce Harvey drove in two runs for Hewitt but it was not enough as the Lady Huskies fell to the tough Springville club (11-3). Hewitt dropped to 7-3 and was slated to host Hoover on Tuesday.
Pinson Valley struggles: The Pinson Valley Indians had a rough week, dropping games to Mortimer Jordan, Gardendale in their area opener and to Corner.
In a 3-1 loss to Mortimer Jordan, Pinson managed just a pair of hits. Sophomore pitcher Ka’Mya Hampton was the bright spot for PV, tossing three shutout innings in relief.
In an 11-1 loss to Gardendale, Jordan Walker drove in the Lady Indians’ sole run.
In a Thursday 5-4 loss to Corner, the Lady Indians rallied from a 5-0 deficit to cut the margin to one, but couldn’t get all the way back. Charlotte Phillips blasted a three-run homer for PV as part of a 3-for-4 day and added a two-base hit, Graci Graves and Maddie Pliscofsky added a pair of hits apiece.
Pinson (5-8, 0-1 Area 12) is scheduled to host archrival Clay on Tuesday in a key area contest.