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Lady Flashes crushed Madison St. Joe 13-0 in their first season opener win since 2014.

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St. Aloysius softball team: Photo by Richard Miller

St. Aloysius softball team grabbed a season opener win for the first time since 2014 on Friday night in a 13-0 victory over Madison St. Joe.

“They came out and played some real softball and we’ve been putting in some hard work since March 31 and it’s paying off,” St. Al head coach Mike Foley said.

Pitcher Kyleigh Cooper came in hot by striking out six straight batters by the second inning. Raegan Thornell would soon double on a bunt to get St. Al their first run followed by a double from Mallory Spencer on a line drive to put the score at 2-0 in the second.

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Mallory Spencer: Photo by Richard Miller

Cooper would send two more batters to the dugout in the third just shortly before Spencer scored off a wild pitch. Ali G. Luke would then get a big hit to give the Lady Flashes a four-run lead.

Before the end of the third, Lili Perniciaro would get a double to put the score at 5-0. Cooper doubled in in the fourth that brought in a run along with Crawley Haller who singled as St. Al went up by seven. Ruthie Britton then hit a double that added two runs along with Perniciaro who singled as the Flashes led 10-0.

An error by the Lady Bruins would add three more runs for St. Al as they took home the 13-0 win in just four innings.

The Lady Flashes managed to hit the ball very well in the win which contributed heavily to the victory.

“We saw the ball so we swung at it so we’re going keep this going for the remainder of the year,” Britton said.

Cooper threw 10 strikeouts in a no-hitter performance. She also ended the night with a double and one RBI.

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Kyleigh Cooper: Photo by Richard Miller

Perniciaro led the Lady Flashes at bat by going 2 for 2 with one RBI and a double. Megan Theriot, Luke, Spencer, Britton, Haller and Thornell all had a hit.

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Lili Perniciaro: Photo by Richard Miller

“This win built up a lot of confidence and it shows that we can win if we play hard,” seventh grader Mallory Spencer said.

The Lady Flashes will travel to play Tallulah Academy on Monday as they will aim for another win.

“We just proved to everyone that we can win and we’re going to carry that over to the next game,” catcher Madison Spencer said.

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Madison Spencer: Photo by Richard Miller

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