SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – After taking a hit in Winchester on Saturday, the Cougars returned home for a Monday night showdown against the Bulldogs. With fire behind their swings, Jefferson routed their regional foe in three innings in a 10-0 shut out.
Jefferson started out strong, picking up nine runs in the first inning. The Cougars capped it in the bottom of the third with Kendall Guy’s ground out to third base bringing in Bethany Piercy.
The Cougars are led by the trio of Julia Carter, Faith Palmer and Piercy on the plate. Carter was the big hitter, going 2-2 for two RBI and two runs of her own. Palmer (2-2, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Piercy (2-2, 2 R, 1 RBI) combined for two RBI and tallied four runs.
Chloe Munslow took the win for the Cougars, pitching two innings and nearly picking up a no-hitter allowing just one batter to find base. She gave up one walk and threw two strikeouts through seven batters faced.
The Cougars returned to the field on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. showdown with Spring Mills. The game began after the Spirit publishing deadline, but a full recap can be found online.