Ladycat softball picks up pair of road wins

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Ladycats won back-to-back road games, securing a 6-4 victory over Hollister last Thursday followed by a 8-2 win over Forsyth on Friday.

Lindsey Turner was Cassville's winning pitcher in the Forsyth game. The senior pitched seven innings, striking out six and giving up only one earned run.

The Ladycats collected 16 hits. Leah Denton had a big night at the plate, going three for three with one double, a triple and two RBI. Paighton Brock contributed two hits, one RBI and a stolen base. Kennadi Howard was credited with a triple and a double and one RBI. Emily Speakman also brought in a run while Ariel Cook led the team in stolen bases with two.

Against Hollister, Cassville staved off a late rally to preserve their 6-4 victory.

Hit leaders for the Ladycats were: Turner with two hits, one RBI and one stolen base; Jaime Everett, two hits, including a double, and one stolen base; Cook, two hits, one RBI and three stolen bases; Brock, one hit, one RBI and two stolen bases; and Katelyn Pitts, one hit and one RBI.

Everett earned the save, pitching six innings, striking out three and giving up only one earned run.

Earlier in the week, Cassville lost a pair of games to Nixa and Willard. The Ladycats fell 8-3 to Willard and 9-1 to Nixa. The Ladycats were limited to a total of 11 hits combined in the two games.

District play begins today for host Cassville. The Ladycats, seeded fourth in the tournament are scheduled to play fifth-seeded East Newton at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play top-seeded Carl Junction at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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