Card softball team honors seniors, scores win

On a night when softball seniors and parents were recognized, Boone Central sent everyone home happy with a dominant 8-0 victory over St. Paul at the Albion Sports Complex.
“It was a solid all-around performance by the ladies,” praised Cardinal Coach Danielle Amen. “When we play like that, with all aspects of the game falling into place, it is something pretty specials.”
Indeed, as the Cardinals combined hitting, pitching and defense for one of their best efforts of the season.
Boone Central/Newman Grove grabbed the momentum early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Consecutive singles by Brandy Thieman and Taylor Olnes started the spark, followed by back-to-back doubles from Riley Boyd and Keiley Tisthammer.
Ashtin Kaumans drove in Hanna Seier and Paige Ketteler, both of whom drew walks, to make it 6-0 in the second inning and Jaclyn Frey put the capper on the contest by belting a two-run home run in the fourth.
That was more than sophomore pitcher Keiley Tisthammer needed. Backed by solid defensive work (2 errors), Tisthammer blanked the Wildcats over five innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 9.

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