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Meyer fans 11 in no-hit performance (softball wrap-up)

ELLSWORTH -- Freshman all-around athlete Karli Meyer was sensational in the circle Tuesday, leading her Adrian Area girls' fast-pitch softball team to a five-inning, 10-0, victory over Southwestern United.

Meyer twirled a no-hitter at the Wildcats, nearly notching a perfect game -- giving up just one walk in the third inning.

Meyer, who ripped an RBI double in the second inning, fanned a total of 11 batters, striking out the side in both the second and fifth frames.

Briana Niebuhr, AA's clean-up hitter, ripped a pair of triples, driving in the Dragons first run with her first blast.

Mary Loosbrock rapped a two-RBI single in the first frame and Shania Lonneman drove in a pair of runs -- with a double in the first inning and a long sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Brooke Kramer also hit an RBI single for AA and Sam Lynn smacked a couple of hits.

Niebuhr and Kramer each scored twice for the Dragons, while Lynn, Melissa Weidert, Meyer, Loosbrock, Courtney Dreesen and Alissa Meyer each scored once for the balanced AA attack.

Kasey McNab struck out five batters in four innings for the Wildcats, while giving up just three walks.

Ceilia Schmitz drew a one-out walk for SWU in the third inning, becoming the only Wildcat base runner in the game.

The Dragons (3-5, 5-9) travel to Edgerton today for a make-up game. The Wildcats (1-8, 2-15) host Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday.


SWU 000 00 -- 0 0 3

AA 431 2X --10 8 0

RRC/W-WG 13, Edgerton 2 (6 innings)

EDGERTON -- Kelly Shaner went 3-for-4 with a triple and a two-run home run to lead the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Falcons to a Red Rock Conference victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen.

Jenny Hoffman, Nichole Schroeder and Stephanie Maras each went 2-for-3 for the Falcons, with one of Schroeder's hits being a triple. Steph Pankonin had a three-run triple, and Jenna Smith had a double and two RBIs.

Audra Schmidt fanned three and walked none in pitching a complete game for RRC/W-WG (8-1, 9-3), which hosts Adrian Area Thursday.

Edgerton's Katie Hadler hurled five innings, striking out seven and walking four. Sammi Vanden Bosch was 2-for-3 to lead the Flying Dutchmen (4-4, 6-9) at the plate.

Edgerton hosts Adrian Area today at 3 p.m.


R/W 002 443 -- 13 13 1

EHS 002 000 -- 2 7 0