A walk-off home run by Mount Vernon’s Jakayla Rogers in the bottom of the ninth inning last Tuesday had a triple effect. It added three runs to the scoreboard, declared the defeat of the New Boston Lady Lions, and vaulted the Lady Tigers into first place in District 16-3A competition.
Above, Kelsey Whitlock protects homeplate from an advancing New Boston runner. After defeating Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, April 21, the Lady Tigers have claimed sole ownership of the District title. They will have a bye in the first round of playoffs. See the April 23 edition of the Optic-Herald for game specifics.