Lady Wildcats are ready for district play

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Lady Wildcat softball seniors are honored Democrat Photo/Lisa Schlichtman The Lady Wildcat softball team's five seniors and their parents were honored during Senior Night recognition held last Tuesday night at the Cassville field. Pictured above, from right, are: Calisia Brookes, daughter of Ira and Jackie Brookes, of Butterfield; Cari and Kelsey Vollenweider, daughters of Mark and Melissa Vollenweider, of Cassville; Kennadi Howard, daughter of James and Missy Wiseman, of Cassville, and David and Becky Howard, of Carterville; and Jaime Everett, daughter of Jim and Kelly Everett, of Cassville.

The Lady Wildcat softball team enters district play today (Wednesday) after a week that featured several big wins and a few disappointing losses.

A highpoint of last week's schedule included an exciting Senior Night victory over visiting Willard last Tuesday. Cassville fought hard and came away with an 8-7 victory over the visitors when Emily Speakman clobbered a home run to earn the win in the eighth inning.

Other key contributers on offense were: Kennadi Howard, who went two for five with three RBI and two runs scored; Cari Vollenweider who went two for three; and Kelsey Vollenweider who was two for four with one RBI.

The Lady Wildcats finished up that win with back-to-back victories over Hollister on Thursday and Forsyth on Friday.

Cassville defeated Hollister 17-2 in four innings and downed Forsyth 13-6.

Against Hollister, Speakman was the winning pitcher, striking out five and giving up no earned runs.

In the Forsyth game, the Wildcats scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back. Cassville added one more run in the fourth and three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to dominate Forsyth.

On offense, Paighton Brock was the leader, going two for three with three RBI.

Springfield tourney

In a rescheduled event, the Lady Wildcats went 1-2 in a competitive field at the Springfield Tournament on Saturday.

Cassville beat Hillcrest 12-4 and lost to Kickapoo 5-1 and to Willard 6-5.

In the win over Hillcrest, Jaime Everett and Kelsey Baker both had two RBI while Brock, Kelsey Vollenweider, Howard and Katelyn Pitts contributed one RBI each.

Cassville is scheduled to play Aurora at 5 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in the opening round of the Class 3, District 12 tournament, which is being hosted by Monett. If the Lady Wildcats win, they will play Carl Junction at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

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