Lady Wildcats split pair of Big 8 games

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Cassville Lady Wildcat softball team won one and lost one last week, beating Aurora 7-6 but falling to Carl Junction 12-2.

Against Aurora last Thursday, Cassville started strong and had a commanding 6-0 lead after three innings.

The first inning started out with a double by Raeghan Blisard, who stole third, followed by a single from Kennadi Howard, which scored Blisard, to give the Lady Wildcats a 1-0 lead after their first at bat.

Cassville scored five runs in the third inning thanks to timely hits from Cari Vollenweider, Skyler Branham and Kelsey Vollenweider, who all recorded RBI, and some help from Aurora errors.

The Lady Houn's roared back in the fifth and sixth innings after failing to bring a run across in plate in the first four frames. Aurora scored four runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6.

In the final frame, Howard came up with a double and Everett was able to bring her home with a single for the winning run to give Cassville the 7-6 Big 8 win.

Taylor Wolf pitched six innings for Cassville, giving up no earned runs. Everett came in on relief in the final inning.

In the game against Carl Junction, Cassville fell behind quickly, giving up five runs in the first inning. The Lady Bulldogs tacked on five more runs in the fourth to take a commanding 10-0 lead.

The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the fifth but it was not enough to overcome the early deficit, and Cassville lost 12-2.

Speakman had one hit and two RBI in the game. Blisard, Howard and Everett also recorded hits.

The Lady 'Cats were scheduled to play in the Branson Tournament last weekend, but the games were rained out.

Cassville is set to play in the Springfield Tournament this weekend and then will travel to Nixa next Monday. The Lady Wildcats' next home game will be Sept. 27 against Willard.

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