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MJHS Wins Area 12 Championship, Lady Rockets Runner-Up as Both Make Regionals

Mortimer Jordan took the Area 12 Championship today in beating the Gardendale Lady Rockets 9-4 as they moved through the tournament undefeated.

MJHS, as Champions, and GHS, as Runners-up, will both now make the Regional Tournament.

Mortimer Jordan put up 9 runs on 15 hits. Gardendale scored 4 runs on just 5 hits.

In a game where all runs scored from both teams came in the first 3 innings, the Blue Devils scored 1 run in the 1st, 5 runs in the 2nd and 3 runs in the 3rd.

Gardendale scored 2 runs in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd.

Miya Covington, Natalie Snow, Sophie Gant each had a hit for the Lady Rockets and Catey Thomas led Gardendale going 2 for 2.

Snow, Gant, Thomas and Kenley Vaughn made up the 4 RBIs for Gardendale.

Natalie Snow got the start on the mound for Gardendale. She gave up 6 runs off 11 hits in 6 innings. Sophie Gant added an inning of work, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and striking out one.