LOVEJOY — The Mundy’s Mill Lady Tigers capped off a perfect 4-0 weekend with a 5-1 victory over the Lovejoy Lady Wildcats to win the Clayton County Softball Championship on Saturday at the Lovejoy Softball Complex.

Mundy’s Mill used a standout pitching performance from junior Tracy Mosley in the championship game to top the Lady Wildcats. Mosley allowed two hits and one earned run in six innings of work, striking out 15 Lovejoy hitters. Junior Asli Strozier led the offense with a 3-for-3 night, scoring two of the team’s five runs.

The Lady Wildcats advanced to the championship game after two wins over Jonesboro High and a win over Mount Zion High. Mosley struck out 12 hitters and allowed no hits in a four-inning win over Jonesboro to begin the tournament before striking out nine more hitters against Mount Zion. Junior Aliyah Murphy fanned eight hitters in three innings of work against Jonesboro in the semifinals.

The combination of Mosley and Murphy has dominated on the mound for the Lady Wildcats this season. In 10 appearances, the duo has combined to strike out 96 of 138 batters faced, allowing just 11 hits and no earned runs.

“Mundy’s Mill is carrying on the dominance in Clayton County softball,” said head coach Shaka Owens. “Third championship in a row.”

Mundy’s Mill is now 10-0 to begin the season. The Lady Wildcats have outscored their opponents 118-1 in those 10 games, and will begin region play against Drew on Thursday.

Lovejoy’s second-place finish came after wins against Forest Park, Drew and North Clayton. The Lady Wildcats made short work of both teams, winning by a combined score of 22-6. North Clayton High was the No. 3 seed and advanced to the semifinals after beating Forest Park in the opening round of bracket play.

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Luke Strickland is the sports editor of the Clayton News in Jonesboro and the Henry Herald in McDonough. He went to school at the University of Georgia.

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