CHS Ladycats beat Aurora for Big 8 win

Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Cassville Ladycats leave a huddle with Coach Ben Abramovitz to head out to the field during Monday night's game against Reeds Spring. The overtime battle ended with the Lady Wolves taking home a 5-4 win. Democrat Photo

The Cassville Ladycats picked up a good Big 8 Conference win over Aurora last Thursday. Cassville defeated the Lady Houn's 4-2.

The Ladycats came out strong in the first inning to score three runs. Cassville added a fourth run in fourth inning and then were able to hold off Aurora and hold onto the win. Aurora scored one run in the third and one in the fourth.

Lindsay Turner earned the win with five strikeouts and only two earned runs.

In all, the Ladycats were able to collect eight hits on the night. Freshman Cari Vollenweider had two hits in the contest while Courtney Beagle, Jessie Meadows, Turner, Ariell Abramovitz, Leah Denton and Annie Coupland all tallied one hit each. Denton was also credited with two RBI.

Cassville's defense was also impressive. The Ladycats committed only one error to Aurora's four.

Earlier in the week on Sept. 16, Cassville fell to Carl Junction, suffering a lopsided 3-14 Big 8 loss.

The Lady Bulldogs were able to build a 8-0 lead by the top of the sixth inning before Cassville finally got on the scoreboard with three runs. Carl Junction was able to pad their margin of victory further by scoring six more runs in the seventh.

The Ladycats got hits from Beagle, Turner, Everett and Meadows in the contest. Turner's hit was a timely one, bringing in two runs. Everett, who pitched a complete game, took the loss for Cassville.

On Monday night, Cassville hosted Reeds Spring for a nonconference game. The Ladycats battled back in the contest to overcome an early 1-3 deficit and tie up the game in the sixth with runs scored in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings. Both teams were held scoreless in the seventh to send the game into overtime.

The Lady Wolves were able to win the game in the ninth inning with one run scored. The Ladycats were unable to answer and lost the contest 4-5.

Pitching duties were shared by Turner and Everett who combined for 11 strikeouts.

Beagle had a huge night for Cassville, going three-for-five from the plate with a homerun, a triple and one RBI. Turner had two hits and Dakota Bowman, Cari Vollenweider, Coupland and Everett each tallied one.

The Ladycats will complete regular season play over the next two weeks with a series of road games. Cassville's next game will be played at Lamar on Thursday.

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