MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida Lady Lions weathered the strong defensive effort of the Acorn Lady Tigers to earn a 3-0 victory Monday.
Mallory Carr earned the win after giving up four hits and recording two strike outs in five innings of work. Addison Black claimed the save after recording two strike outs and no hits in the final two innings.
Acorn’s Harley Dearing led off with a base running exhibition after reaching first on an error and advancing to second before the Lady Lions could end the play. Acorn followed the error with two singles to load the bases, but Mount Ida was able to record three straight outs to escape the side without giving up a run.
Mount Ida was held scoreless in the first, but was able to get on the board in the second inning.
Patty Anne Whisenhunt reached on a fielder’s choice and scored from second when team mate Kendra Burke drove the ball to left field for a double.
The Lady Lions would add two in the bottom of the fifth inning. Addison Black led off with a single to left field and advanced when Mattie Fiorello drilled a single down the third base line. Braelynne Bates followed with a single to centerfield, scoring Black.
Fiorello would score on a sacrifice ground ball hit by Carr.
Addison Black and Mattie Fiorello each had three hits and a run scored for Mount Ida. Patty Anne Whisenhunt had a hit and a run scored. Braelynne Bates, Mallory Carr and Kendra Burke each had a hit and an RBI.
Ashley Sides had two hits for Acorn, followed by Ashlee Long, Tori Barrett and Braxlie Strother with a hit each. Sides was credited with the loss.