Powerful Soddy-Daisy shut out the Bradley Central Bearettes, 7-0, and Ooltewah’s Lady Owls blanked Cleveland’s Lady Raiders, 10-0, in six innings on a no-hitter by Taylor Baird.
Walker Valley 8,
Rhea County 0
Coach Lauren Limburg was pleased with her team’s solid performance against the Lady Eagles.
“Sidney pitched well,” she said of Hooper’s shutout. The home team collected five hits, but could not score.
Hooper also had a big day at the plate with a home run and a double. Senior Kayla Sewell added a double and single in four trips to the plate, and Leslie Still added a triple and single in four tries.
The victory improves Walker Valley’s record to 12-7 and 4-2 in 5-AA play, dropping Rhea County to 6-8 and 2-5 in 5-AAA.
The Lady Owls scored freely in Wednesday’s game, while the Lady Raiders could not get a hit.
Baird set the Cleveland hitters down in order over six innings, with her teammates scoring a 10th run in the bottom of the sixth to end the game. Baird improved her pitching record to 7-7 and recorded five strikeouts.
Katelyn Bowen had a home run to spark the winners at the plate. Abby Daniels and Sara O’Rear had doubles. Jessica Morgan and Kelsey Chernak had two hits and 3 RBIs each.
Ooltewah is currently among the front runners in district play behind Soddy-Daisy with a 6-2 record, 10-8 overall.
LADY MUSTANGS 8, LADY EAGLES 0
Walker Valley 113 030 0 — 8 9 0
Rhea County 000 000 0 — 0 5 0
Records: Walker Valley 12-7, 4-2 District 5-AAA; Rhea County 6-8, 2-5 5-AAA.
LADY OWLS 10, LADY RAIDERS 0
Cleveland 000 000 — 0 0 4
Ooltewah 015 121 — 10 12 2
Records: Cleveland 3-12, 2-4 District 5-AAA; Ooltewah 10-8, 6-2.