Lady Mustangs take second in Franklin
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Apr 15, 2013 | 448 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FRANKLIN — The weekend proved fruitful for the Lady Mustangs as they traveled to Fly Park in Franklin to participate in the Franklin/Sonic Tournament this past Friday and Saturday.

The Franklin/Sonic Tournament hosted 24 different teams.

Walker Valley played against Columbia Academy, Richland, Pope John Paul II, Independence, Davidson Academy and Ravenswood.

The Lady Mustangs won five out of their six games and lost only to Ravenwood, finishing the event as the runner-up in the Gold bracket.

On Friday Walker Valley played against Columbia Academy and Richland and then took on Pope John Paul II, Independence, Davidson Academy, and Ravenswood on Saturday.

The surging softball team defeated Columbia Academy 9-3, Richland 5-1, Pope John Paul II 4-0, Independence 2-1, and Davidson Academy 11-1.

Ravenswood was able to beat Walker Valley 3-0, with all three of its runs coming in the final inning.

AJ Chancey led the way for the Lady Mustangs over the weekend and was 9-14 in the tournament. Chancey recorded two home runs, a double, eight RBIs, and four runs.

Sidney Hooper was 6-for-15 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs, and six runs. Hooper (14-3) was also the pitcher for all but three innings of the tournament for Walker Valley. During her 26 innings pitched, Hooper recorded 33 strikeouts, gave up 19 hits, walked only three batters, and saw seven earned runs.

Hallie Davis was 6-for-15 as well and had a home run, a double, two RBIs, and six runs.

Rachel Percy had five hits during her 13 times at bat and had a double, two RBIs, and three runs, while Baylee Boen went 6-for-16 with an RBI and five runs.

Both Bayleigh Morgan and Lara Bean went 2-for-11 at the plate. Morgan had two doubles, an RBI, and four runs. Bean had two RBIs and one run.

Brittany Nettles went 2-for-8 and with those two hits had a double and two RBIs. Nettles also recorded a run.

Alicia Raymond was 1-for-9 with two RBIs and a run. Raymond (4-0) pitched three innings during the tournament and saw only four hits while striking out four batters.

The Lady Mustangs now have an overall record of 18-3 and are still 6-0 in 5-AAA play.

After a busy weekend and one day off, Walker Valley will jump right back into district action this week as rivals Soddy-Daisy journey to town tonight.

The last time these two teams met was on April 2, when the Lady Mustangs were able to get their first win over the Lady Trojans in three years.

Soddy-Daisy softball has been a force to be reckoned with over the past three years, winning the state championship in 2010 and 2012 and coming in second place in 2011.

On Tuesday Walker Valley travels to Ooltewah and on Thursday will host its cross-county rivals when Bradley Central comes to Larry Haney Field.