CHS softball Ladycats split pair of games this week

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Wildcat softball team played a game on Monday against Carthage. The Ladycats allowed three runs in the first three innings before they got on the board with a run of their own.

In the remainder of the game, Carthage was able to score two more runs while Cassville could only manage one, leaving the game at 2-5, a Carthage victory.

Leading Cassville on the day were Julie Cupps, two-for-three with an RBI, and Ariell Abramovitz who was one-for-two with a run. On the mound for the Wildcats was everyday starter, Brittany Vollenweider, who struck out two and gave up only six hits.

The Ladycats' second game of the week came against conference rival Aurora. Ladycats opened up the game by scoring two runs in the first inning

The Lady Houn's would answer back in the top of the third with a run of their own, but Cassville would go on to score four more in the bottom of the third and fourth innings. Then Cassville's defense would slip a little, giving up four runs in the fifth pushing the score to 6-5 Cassville.

In the sixth, Aurora slipped in one more run to tie the game at six. However, Cassville would come roaring back in the seventh, scoring five more runs to make it a much-needed 11-6 Wildcat victory.

Helping the Cats prevail were Vollenweider who went three-for-four with three RBIs and Tracy Dolis who tallied one hit and three RBIs. Vollenweider also had a good day pitching, striking out 10 and giving up only five hits.

After this week Cassville moves to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference. The Ladycats travel to Lamar on Thursday, to Purdy on Friday and to Branson on Monday. Cassville is not back at home until Sept. 26 when the Ladycats host Reeds Spring.

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