GREENFIELD – On Thursday afternoon, the Jackson Ironladies completed a game that began on Monday, April 25, against the McClain Tigers and earned the season sweep with an 11-4 victory in a Frontier Athletic Conference softball game.

Jackson’s six-run first-inning outburst two weeks ago gave the Ironladies some cushion going into the game on Thursday.

Jackson added a run in the second on a single by Gabby Webb that scored Cloe Michael to make it 7-0.

After McClain scored three runs in the third, the Ironladies responded with four runs in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by Haley Simmonds, followed by a pair of run-scoring doubles by Webb and Bailey Whitt for an 11-3 lead.

McClain added a single run in the bottom of the seventh before Jackson starting pitcher Leah Alford set the next two batters down in order, ending the game.

Alford, who pitched the complete game, gave up four runs on 10 hits and struck out seven to earn the victory.

Jackson finished with 16 hits for the game, as Whitt went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the way. Webb (2-for-4) also drove in three runs, while Alford (1-for-4) had two RBI in the win.

Bryn Denny (2 R) and Cloe Michael (2 R, 1 RBI) had three hits apiece, while Makayla Wyant (1 R) and Ella Armstrong each had one-hit each for Jackson.

The Ironladies were scheduled to host Miami Trace in the final Frontier Athletic Conference contest on Friday.

Clay 5, Jackson 4

PORTSMOUTH – The Jackson Ironladies rallied with a run in the top of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 non-conference loss to Portsmouth Clay on Wednesday.

Bryn Denny went 4-for-4 with a double, triple, and two runs scored, while four Ironladies had one hit apiece, as they matched Clay with eight hits for the game.

Leah Alford went 1-for-4, while Bailey Whitt and Skylar French went 1-for-3, with Haley Simmonds (1-for-1) drawing two walks and one run scored for Jackson.

Clay jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings, but Jackson responded with a run in the third.

However, Clay added a run in the bottom of the third to extend its lead to 5-1.

The Ironladies added single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh to close within a run but fell short.

Alford started in the circle and took the loss for Jackson. She allowed five runs (only one earned) on eight hits while fanning nine and walking one in a complete-game effort.