Fuller leads Brookhaven High School past South Jones
Behind a complete game, one hit shutout from junior pitcher Jadeyn Fuller, the Ole Brook Lady Panthers advanced to the 5A quarterfinals with a 5-0 win over South Jones Thursday.
Fuller was outstanding on the mound and led the charge for the Lady Panthers, going all seven innings and giving up no runs on one hit, three walks and two strikeouts.
Ole Brook will play Long Beach in the 5A quarterfinals starting Monday night at Long Beach. Game two will be at Brookhaven Tuesday night.
“I’m so proud of the girls for working so hard and playing as well as they did tonight,” Ole Brook head coach Mandy Vinson said. “I think that was the best game we have played all year. We hit well and played good defense.”
Ole Brook got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. An error from South Jones on a bunt by freshman Madi Miller and a sacrifice fly from Fuller gave the Lady Panthers a 2-0 lead.
Ole brook would not get on the board again until the fourth inning, with RBI doubles from senior Jada Henderson and freshman Meg Foster to give Ole Brook the 4-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI groundout from Fuller to secure the win by a score of 5-0.
Fuller was the star of the game on the mound, but also added an RBI for the game as she helped lead the Lady Panthers in the series-clinching victory.
“Jadeyn Fuller did an outstanding job on the mound for us tonight,” Vinson said.
Henderson and Foster each had one RBI to round out the scoring for the Lady Panthers.
Grace Stringer took the loss on the mound for South Jones, pitching all seven innings and giving up two earned runs on six hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
Ole Brook’s next opponent, Long Beach, comes into the series with a 15-12 overall record and a playoff series victory over 5A power Pearl River Central. Long Beach is currently on a five-game winning streak.