Vollenweider pitches no-hitter

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Cassville summer softball team played another two games on Wednesday and are nearing their summer season's end.

Cassville depended on some phenomenal pitching this week with Brittney Vollenweider pitching a no-hitter and Lindsey Turner doing well also, but the squad only managed to go 1-1.

Vollenweider pitched Cassville's first game and kept a Strafford team guessing. Vollenweider allowed only four players to get on base during the contest with two walks and two errors.

Cassville scored first in the contest, knocking in two runs in the first inning on Dakota Bowman's double and Vollenweider's single.

The Ladycats added to their lead in the second when Ariell Abramovitz led off with a double and scored.

Strafford made a run at the score in the fourth inning. Their lead-off runner reached on an error and then two steals and an error later scored, knocking the deficit to two.

However, Cassville answered back with a run in the fifth and Vollenweider shut the door, giving Cassville the 4-1 victory.

Lindsey Turner pitched the second game against Marshfield and did a great job. The talented pitcher pitched a scoreless game until the fifth inning when Marshfield's lead-off batter singled then reached second on an error and scored on a single.

Cassville had no answer for the run, garnering only two hits in the entire contest.

Turner picked up her third loss of the summer season, 0-3, despite her 1.65 ERA.

Vollenweider (4-1) threw six innings, giving up a run on no hits and two walks. With the no-hitter, Vollenweider drops her hits per game average to three. The senior also struck-out six batters in the contest.

Turner went five innings, giving up one earned run on five hits. She struck out three batters and walked only one, lowering her average to one walk per game.

A three-pronged attack is how Cassville approached things at the plate this week. Jessie Meadows, Bowman and Vollenweider all did well.

Meadows continued her hitting ways as she went three-for-six this week, keeping her six-game hitting streak alive. She also got two runs. Meadows is now hitting .400 at the plate.

Vollenweider hit two-for-five at the dish while knocking her team-leading third double and her first RBI. Bowman went two-for-six with a run, a double and an RBI.

Cassville pulls up at even this week with a record of 4-4. The girls have only two weeks remaining in the Ozark league.

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