Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, April 3 newspaper on Page B3.
JACKSON — The Ironladies racked up nine hits and Taylor Evans threw a brilliant one-hit shutout as Jackson defeated Paint Valley at home Wednesday night, 9-0.
Just a lone single by Paint Valley's Chloe Manion kept Evans from recording a no-hitter. Meanwhile, Jackson scored in five of its six innings at bat, scattering nine singles and six walks to earn a comfortable win.
Maddie Baxter led the way with two hits, three runs batted in and a run scored. Leah Alford added two hits, three runs scored and an RBI. Kylee Bako had two hits, a run scored and an RBI.
Mackenzie Humphreys had a hit, RBI and run scored, as did Katelyn Newkirk. Sydney Humphreys and Gabby Webb scored the other two runs.
The Ironladies improved to 1-2 overall. The team next hosts Warren on April 1.