Purdy riding on experience

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Hallie Henderson fires a strike during district action on Monday. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Lady Eagles aiming for another district title

Purdy pitcher Hallie Henderson does not need much run support from her offense in order to take control of a game.

The senior was dominant in a 10-0 district opening win over Verona on Monday. Henderson threw a no-hitter and struck out 11 of the 15 hitters she faced.

Zoe Brown drives the ball during softball action on Monday. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

“Today, we struggled on waiting for the pitch at the plate,” said Lori Videmschek, Purdy coach. “We weren’t very disciplined at the plate. Hallie isn’t going to give up very many runs, and if we can give her a lead, we like our chances in games.”

The Lady Eagles struck for 8 runs in the first inning, but were held in check until the fourth, when they scratched across 2 more. Earlier this season, the Lady Eagles dispatched the Lady Wildcats, 22-0, in three innings.

“Today was a struggle all the way through the line up,” Videmschek said. “We play Billings on Tuesday in the semifinal. Hallie has been our workhorse all year, but our other kids have stepped up and filled the roles. We return six from last year’s second place team, and we need them to be our leaders.”

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