Lady Mus­tangs Shutout Cassville

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Rick Peck

The McDon­ald County High School soft­ball team bounced back from its first loss of the sea­son ear­lier in the week with an 8-0 win over Cassville on Sept. 13 at MCHS.

The McDon­ald County High School soft­ball team bounced back from its first loss of the sea­son ear­lier in the week with an 8-0 win over Cassville on Sept. 13 at MCHS.

Alexa Hop­kins earned the shutout by al­low­ing just three hits in seven in­nings. The sopho­more struck out six and never walked a bat­ter.

The of­fense gave Hop­kins the only runs she would need with a three-run first in­ning. Chloe Colvin tripled and scored on a dou­ble by Whit­ney Kinser for the game’s first run. Kylie Helm sin­gled in the sec­ond run of the in­ning be­fore Kristin Cor­nell’s sin­gle with two out drove in Helm.

Colvin sin­gled and scored on an er­ror in the third to stretch the lead to 4-0. In the fifth, Kinser dou­bled and scored on Helm’s triple.

McDon­ald County scored three more runs in the sixth. Made­line McCall sin­gled and Kaylee Cor­nell walked to start the rally. Af­ter Les­lie Yousey bunted the run­ners to sec­ond and third, Rita San­til­lan drove in both with a sin­gle. Colvin drove in the fi­nal run of the in­ning with a ground­out.

Kinser fin­ished with three hits, while Colvin and Helm had two each. San­til­lan, McCall, Yousey, and Kris­ten and Kaylee Cor­nell had one each.

McDon­ald County im­proves to 6-1 en­ter­ing its Sept. 17 game against Nixa at MCHS. The Lady Mus­tangs were at La­mar on Sept. 18 be­fore re­turn­ing home to face Ne­vada on Sept. 20. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Seneca

Seneca scored three runs in the bot­tom of the sixth in­ning to over­come a McDon­ald County 2-1 lead in the Lady In­di­ans 4-2 win on Sept. 11 in Seneca. The loss was the Lady Mus­tangs’ first af­ter open­ing the sea­son with five con­sec­u­tive wins.

McCall took the loss, al­low­ing four runs on six hits in six in­nings. She struck out five and walked one.

McDon­ald County took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a sin­gle by Colvin and an RBI triple by Kinser.

Af­ter Seneca tied the game in the bot­tom half of the in­ning on a walk, an er­ror and a sin­gle,

McDon­ald County took a 2-1 lead in the fifth. San­til­lan sin­gled and stole sec­ond with two outs and scored on a sin­gle by Colvin.

But Seneca scored three runs in the sixth on five hits and an er­ror to hand the Lady Mus­tangs their first de­feat.

Seneca’s Chelsea Beville held McDon­ald County to seven hits and struck out seven for the win.

San­til­lan and Colvin had two hits each, while Kinser, Hop­kins and McCall all had one.

Nixa

McDon­ald County made short work of the Nixa Ea­gles on Sept. 17 at MCHS, scor­ing eight runs in the first in­ning on the way to a 15-1 win.

The Lady Mus­tangs took ad­van­tage of six walks in their big first in­ning, high­lighted by a two-run homer by Made­line McCall.

McDon­ald County added two runs in the third and five in the fourth be­fore the game was topped af­ter four and a half in­nings due to the 10-run rule.

Alexa Hop­kins had three hits and two RBIs to lead the of­fense. Kylie Helm had two hits and four RBIs, while McCall and Les­lie Yousey also had two hits. Rita San­til­lan and Kaylee Cor­nell had the other two hits in the Lady Mus­tangs 11-hit at­tack.

Hop­kins got the win, scat­ter­ing eight hits over five in­nings, strik­ing out one with­out is­su­ing a walk.

RICK PECK/SPE­CIAL TO MCDON­ALD COUNTY PRESS

McDon­ald County’s Kris­ten Cor­nell looks back at the um­pire be­fore be­ing called out while at­tempt­ing to steal sec­ond base in the Lady Mus­tangs’ 8-0 win over Cassville on Sept. 13 at MCHS.

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