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Led by ace Hailey Leslie and slugger Madilyn Kidd, the Walker Valley softball team put on an impressive performance at the Clifford Kirk Memorial Tournament at Soddy-Daisy.

The Lady Mustangs went 5-1 in the two-day event for a runner-up finish to Powell, which won Saturday's championship game 12-3. Walker Valley defeated Sequatchie County, 11-1, Powell, 2-0, Cleveland, 11-5, Summit, 7-0, and White County, 7-2.

Leslie went 4-0 with a 0.41 ERA at the tournament as she struck out 27 batters in 17 innings. Kidd was 7-for-13 with four home runs and nine RBIs.

Coach Lauren Limburg's team will try to build off its strong tournament run when it hosts Soddy-Daisy (12-3) at 5 p.m. Monday in a District 5-AAA showdown.

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Walker Valley's Hailey Leslie helped the Lady Mustangs go 5-1 on Friday and Saturday at Soddy-Daisy's Clifford Kirk Memorial Tournament. She was 4-0 as a pitcher with a 0.41 era in the event.

Silverdale Baptist Academy 15, Signal Mountain 4: McCade Cooper went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs to back Bre Sexton, who struck out six batters while allowing two hits and no earned runs in four innings. Silverdale was also sparked by Katie Willoughby, who went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Eighth graders Gabbie Hensley and Emry Masterson each drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Seahawks, who scored 11 runs in the third to break out of a tie.

Silverdale 10, North Jackson 2: Cooper went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, Kennedy Stinson drove in a pair of runs and Skylar Sheridan homered for the Lady Seahawks.

 

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Gordon Lee 9, South Pittsburg 1: The Trojans completed a 4-0 run at the Yellow Jacket Classic at Lookout Valley by defeating the Pirates for the second time in three days. Bo Rhudy pitched four hitless innings to get the win with 11 strikeouts. Kade Cowan was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Brody Cobb was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jacob Neal was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Trojans (17-2).

Gordon Lee 12, Moore County 1: Jake Poindexter was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Cade Peterson drove in three runs in the late game Friday at the Yellow Jacket Classic.

Northwest Whitfield 13-12, Southeast Whitfield 3-3: The Bruins completed the GHSA Region 7-AAAA sweep Friday night to improve to 17-4 overall and 7-2 in league play. Keaton McQuaig did not allow a hit and struck out nine in six innings of game one Friday, when Cade Fisher was 3-for-4, with a homer, a double, four RBIs and three runs, with Jayden Santiago adding a pair of doubles and driving in four runs. Daiman Banta had a three-run homer, Gavin Morgan drove in two runs and Aiden Hosford was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Bruins in the finale.

Heritage 14-3, Ridgeland 0-2: The Generals (15-4, 8-1 Region 7-AAAA) finished a three-game series sweep Friday night as Cade Kiniry and Landon Skeen each allowed three hits in five innings to get the pitching wins. Kiniry and Caden Snyder each had two hits and two RBIs in Friday's first game, with C.J. Robertson adding two hits and three runs, and J.T. Eaton and Brady Chandler driving in a pair of runs each. Snyder drove in two runs in the finale, with Cannon Stafford adding an RBI. J.J. Hunt earned the save by pitching two innings, allowing a hit and striking out one batter.

Dade County 14, Chattooga 4: Kaden Moore was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Wolverines (9-8, 7-1 Region 7-AA) to the three-game sweep. Brodie Swader had three hits, including a homer, and scored four runs, with Nolan Heath adding three hits, an RBI and two runs.

McCallie 5, McMinn County 1: Carter Hewitt doubled twice and Frankie Zahrobsky reached base all three times he went to the plate to help the Blue Tornado improve to 9-0. Grayson Smith, Austin Breedlove and Hudson Calhoun were stellar on the mound, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out 12 batters. Andrew Ronne drove in the Cherokees' lone run with a sacrifice fly.

Signal Mountain 7, Gadsden City 5: The Eagles scored five runs in the top of the seventh while adding two more in the eighth for an extra-inning comeback victory Friday night. Sam Witherspoon (2-for-5, two runs, two RBIs) and Braden Wolfard (2-for-5, two runs, RBI) and Logan Farr (2-4, RBI) led the Eagles at the plate, while freshman Ben Timblin was the winning pitcher, tossing no-hit ball over the final three innings.

Signal Mountain 11, Etowah 4: Witherspoon hit a grand slam, Wolfard was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two stolen bases, and Farr was 2-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's win. Carson Johnson was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run in four innings.

Compiled by Patrick MacCoon and Lindsey Young. Contact MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon. Contact Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @youngsports22.

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