By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor
PINSON — Despite having 18 hits over Mortimer Jordan’s 14, Pinson Valley still fell in Thursday’s game with a score of 18-11.
Mortimer Jordan capitalized on an error in the first inning to score their first, as well as two singles and a stolen base in the second inning.
Pinson Valley put up a good show trying to answer every run by Mortimer Jordan, starting with notching up two runs in the first inning from a home run by Graci Graves. Pinson Valley also put up a couple of runs in the bottom of the sixth. Two other notable runs came when Mollie Peoples hit a solo home run and Jordan Walker singled, scoring a run.
In the end, it was not enough, and Mortimer Jordan was in the lead from the second inning when they put up four runs.
The Indians scored four more runs of their own in the fifth inning. The offense was led by the efforts of Keara Gibbs, Hope Cole and Graves. Each of those players contributed an RBI during the bottom of the fifth.
Mortimer Jordan had a powerhouse seventh inning, scoring a total of seven runs.
K Holcombe took the win for Mortimer Jordan. Holcombe gave up seven runs on 10 hits over four and third innings. Holcombe struck out seven.
Ka’Mya Hampton had the loss for Pinson Valley Indians Varsity. Hampton gave up 14 hits, 18 runs. Hampton struck out nine. She went seven innings for the Pinson Valley Indians.
The Indians had two homers for the day, one from Graves in the first inning and one from Peoples in the sixth. Pinson Valley put up 18 hits for the game. Walker, Kylie Hicks, Hampton, Cole, Peoples and Shauna Clevenger contributed multiple hits for the Indians on Thursday.
Pinson Valley had eight errors in the game.
Mortimer Jordan had two errors for the game.