By Coley Lauminick
Freshman pitcher Callie Shields pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out four batters to lead the Hewitt-Trussville softball team past Pinson Valley, 12-1, on Thursday.
Shields was also instrumental at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
“She has been solid for us all year,” said second-year Hewitt-Trussville coach Dusti Roberts.
Hewitt-Trussville (8-3) got big nights from its first two batters, Madi Dorsett and Taylor Moseley. The two combined for seven hits, four runs scored and three RBIs.
“They did their job,” Roberts said. “They did exactly what we wanted them to do. It was an overall complete team effort tonight. They were the main part of a group of different ladies that stepped up and contributed in a big way for us tonight.”
Sophomore catcher Taylor Beshears was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Pinson Valley (3-5) scored its only run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jenna Trimm’s sacrifice scored senior Lauren Tralongo. Tralongo finished 1-for-3 with a double. Trimm was 1-for-2.
Hewitt-Trussville scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning. Pinson Valley committed eight errors in the game.
“We have a great team attitude,” Roberts said
. “All of our girls just want to get better. We have come a long way from day one last year to now.”