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Freshman Madeline McCall tossed a two-hitter to lead the McDonald County Lady Mustang softball team to a 4-1 over East Newton on Aug. 28 at East Newton High School in Granby.

McCall allowed only an unearned run in going the seven-inning distance. She walked just one while striking out 15. McCall struck out the first nine hitters she faced before Kenzie Massey reached on an error to start the fourth. Massey came around to score the Lady Patriots only run on a bunt hit.

McDonald County scored all the runs it would need in the second. McCall reached on an error with one out to start the rally. Kristen Cornell followed with an RBI double before Alexa Hopkins hit a two-run homer.

The Lady Mustangs added an insurance run in the fifth. Kaylee Cornell led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Leslie Yousey. With two out, Chloe Colvin singled to drive in pinch runner Emily Emmert.

East Newton's Natalie Oxendine held the Lady Mustangs to five hits, including two by Kaylee Cornell. Colvin, Kristen Cornell and Hopkins added one hit each.

McDonald County improves to 3-0 for the season. The Lady Mustangs scheduled game against Marshfield on Aug. 30 was postponed due to rain. The makeup date has been set for Sept. 28 at MCHS. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Sports on 09/06/2018

Print Headline: Lady Mustangs Improve To 3-0

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