Howard tosses 2-hitter as Lady Lions defeat Middlesboro

Published 6:23 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Staff Report

The Pineville Lady Lions continued their gauntlet of playing quality 13th Region opponents on the road, defeating Middlesboro 3-0 and falling to Clay County 1-0.

The Lions’ victory over the Lady Jackets was a historic one.  It marked the first time Pineville had beaten MHS in regular-season play in recent memory.

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Sophomore pitcher Rachel Howard pitched a gem in the circle, throwing a two-hit shutout and striking out 15.  Howard also helped her cause at the plate, going 3-3 with an RBI.

Freshman outfielder Rayanna Maidon, sophomore infielder McKenzie Laws, and junior first baseman Isabella Adams had two hits each for Pineville.  Baleigh Bargo-Vaughn, Shawna Elliott, Madison Johnson and Addison Slone added hits to the 13-hit PHS attack.

No information has been reported as of yet from the Clay County matchup and will be covered in the next article.