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Leah Mara looks in a toss at first base for Edward Jones - Leann Cordell. Mara's team won its first game in the girls 7-9 league.

Tears of joy poured from Zara Laxson Thursday night when Edward Jones-Leann Cordell got its first win of the season. Laxson couldn’t hold back her happiness after scoring the winning run in an 8-7 victory over Womack Printing, snapping a six-game losing streak to start the season.

The exciting victory was part of an action-packed night at Hoover and Millraney Field in the girls 7-9 league. Citizens Bank also surged into first place in the standings with an 11-7 victory over Tennessee Warehouse while Womack Printing topped Edward Jones 13-1 in the second game of their doubleheader.

Edward Jones (1-7) entered the night as the lone winless team in the five-team league, but Laxson and the crew played their best all-around game in the first of two matchups with Womack Printing.

Laxson finished with two hits, none bigger than her lead-off triple in the bottom of the fifth inning with the game tied 7-7. She scored on the next play when Adyson Shay ripped a game-winning single, one of three hits for her in the game.

Morgan Panter helped the cause for Edward Jones with a two-run triple in the third inning, when her team rallied from a 7-1 hole to draw within one.

Rylee Owen singled and scored in the fourth inning to tie the game entering the final frame.

Tenlee Medley, Leah Mara, Livia Jaco, Aren King and Emmalyn Corcoran all finished with hits in the victory. 

Bella Campbell and Violette Hardin had three hits each in the loss for Womack Printing (3-5). Willa Denning, Samara Harris, Ella Kesey, Harper Patrick, Kinsley Simpson, Zoi Radney, Catelynn Kight and Makenzy Henry also had hits.

In a battle for first place, Izzy Pitts helped Citizens Bank (5-1) leapfrog Tennessee Warehouse in the standings. Pitts had three hits, while Rylee Young added an inside-the-park home run in the win. 

Alyssa Boyd, Lorelei Griffith, Amaya Martin, Caroline Boyd, Eden Grissom and Makenah Weir also had hits for Citizens Bank.

Tennessee Warehouse (5-2) got hits from Ella Wells, Brynlee Chisam, Stella Dunn, Naveah Duggin, Kayden Gipson, Lucy Mulligan and Anna McGinnis.


League standings

Current through June 7


1. Citizens Bank 5-1

2. TN Warehouse 5-2

3. Graves Orchard 4-3

4. Womack Printing 3-4

5. Edward Jones/LC 1-7