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No-hitter sparks Cardinal softball
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HOISINGTON — Hoisington pitcher Kassidy Nixon threw a four-inning no-hitter after driving home six runs in the opener to spark the Cardinals to a 16-1 and 15-0 sweep of Hesston in Tuesday’s Central Kansas League doubleheader.

Second-place Hoisington (8-2, 8-2 CKL) plays Ellinwood (6-2) and Great Bend (6-4) Thursday at home starting at 4 p.m.

HOISINGTON 16, HESSTON 1 (G1) — Nixon drilled a game-ending three-run homer off pitcher Emily Schmidt for a 15-run rule victory. Hoisington pitcher Taylor Boxberger (5-2) struck out six batters in four innings.

Nixon hit a two-run single and Gracie Aylward and Kadence Urban added RBI singles in a six-run first inning. Hesston committed four errors and handed the Cardinals three walks in a seven-run second inning. Livvy Brewer hit an RBI single for a 13-1 lead.

Nixon drove home Jenny Urban and Boxberger on the game-ending homer. 

HOISINGTON 15, HESSTON 0 (G2) — Skylar Eidson drove home four runs and Brooke Steinert added a pair of RBIs in the nightcap. Brooke Steinert’s RBI single ended the game after an 11-run fourth inning.

Aylward hit a two-run homer after Eidson’s RBI first-inning double. Eidson;s groundout scored Brewer in a two-run second inning.

Eidson delivered a two-run single and Keeley Wolf, Destiny Hurley and Kadence Urban added RBIs in the 11-run fourth inning.

Hesston 100 – 1 5 7

Hoisington 673 – 16 7 

Schmidt and Ecker. Boxberger and Eidson. W—Boxberger, 5-2. L—Schmidt. 2B—Hois—Aylward. HR—Hois—Nixon.

Hesston 000 0 – 0 0 4

Hoisington 220 (11) – 15 10 2 

Schmidt, Carter (3) and Ecker. Nixon and Eidson. W—Nixon 3-0. L—Schmidt. 2B—Hois—Eidson, Kempke. HR—Hois—Aylward. 

CKL SOFTBALL

Haven 7-1 7-3

Hoisington 8-2 8-2

Pratt 8-2 8-2

Hillsboro 6-2 6-2

Lyons 5-5 5-5

Smoky Valley 5-5 5-7

Halstead 4-6 4-6

Nickerson 3-7 3-7 

Larned 2-8 4-8

Hesston 0-10 1-11

TUESDAY

Pratt 12-2, 4-2 Nickerson

Hoisington 16-1, 15-0 Hesston

Smoky Valley 5-0, 15-7 Lyons

Haven 10-1, 14-7 Larned

Hillsboro 16-4, 17-7 Halstead