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Monett opens Big 8 play with 4-0 win over Cassville

Friday, September 2, 2011

Safe. Abby Krueger is safe on a close play at the plate in the fourth inning of a 4-0 win over Cassville on Thursday. Monett improved to 5-1 on the young season. [Chuck Nickle Photography]
The Monett Lady Cubs softball team defeated Cassville 4-0 to open Big 8 Conference play on Thursday night.

Raigan Ratliff threw 104 pitches over seven innings, allowing only four hits and striking out six to earn the victory on the mound.

The Lady Cubs scored two runs in the first and single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings to complete the scoring.

Just doing his job. Monett Head Coach Ty Goetz talks to Allie Krueger at third base about the upcoming play during Thursday's victory over Cassville. [Chuck Nickle Photography]

"We were frustrated at the plate today, but you have to credit Cassville's pitchers for hitting their spots," said Monett Head Coach Ty Goetz. "We'll always take a win, no matter how it comes. But, we need to improve from this."

Jessica Harper went one for two for Monett with a run scored. Brooke Burnside was one for one at the plate with two walks and a single. Ratliff finished one for three with a run scored.

The Lady Cubs will be in action next Tuesday as they host Lamar. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.

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