Mooney throws no-hitter for Helena on senior night

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena High School softball team looked to finish strong on Monday, April 24, as the Huskies played their final regular season home game against Leeds on senior night.

It ended up being a memorable night, as Helena shutout Leeds by a score of 10-0 behind Meagan Mooney’s no-hitter.

Mooney allowed zero hits on 73 pitches and recorded one strikeout in six innings for Helena.

As a team, Helena finished with 17 hits and scored at least one run in all but one inning. The Huskies got two runs in the first and second innings, three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, two runs in the bottom of the fifth and the final run came in the bottom of the sixth inning resulting in the 10-run rule.

Seniors Mekhi Mayfield and Maggie Blanton had big nights at the plate to lead Helena.

Mayfield went 3-for 4 and collected three hits and three runs. Blanton also went 3-for-4 and finished with four RBIs.

Helena went 4-0 in area play during the regular season and will prepare to host the area tournament the week of May 1.

The Huskies will play the winner of the Pelham-Chelsea game on May 2, at 5 p.m., in the 3-team double-elimination bracket.

Should the Huskies make it to the area championship game, it will be played on Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m. at HHS.