Kaitlin Munda threw a no-hitter Thursday to help the Kettle Run Cougars even their record at 2-2 after they began the softball season with consecutive losses.
The Cougars defeated Tuscarora, 4-0, on the road in Leesburg with Munda striking out 10 batters over seven innings. The Huskies’ had only two base runners thanks to a pair of hit-by-pitches.
Kettle Run finished with eight hits, scoring two runs in both the third and fifth innings. Sophomore shortstop Debbie Stuart had two runs and an RBI on 3-for-4 hitting, while junior catcher Shelby Stegmaier went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Junior designated player Forrest Poland went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run, while freshman Kendall Penn scored two runs and had a stolen base after reaching base on two hit-by-pitches and a walk.
Previously, on Wednesday, Kettle Run got its first win by beating James Monroe, 14-0, in five innings on the road in Fredericksburg.
Sophomore pitcher Carissa Brizzi got the win after allowing only two hits and a walk while striking out six over four innings. Sophomore Bianca Dodson completed the shutout by striking out the side in the fifth inning.
The Cougars took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and added three runs in the second inning. They completed the scoring with two runs in the third inning and four in the fourth.
Claire Miclat, Stuart and Poland each scored three runs. Stuart went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, while Poland went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Miclat went 1-for-1.
Brizzi added three RBIs, a triple and a run on 2-for-3 hitting, while Dodson went 1-for-1 with two RBIs and Jasmine Webster went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Stegmaier added two runs and a triple on 1-for-2 hitting.
Fauquier girls tennis 6, Courtland 3
With a 6-3 win Thursday over Courtland on the road in Lee Hill, the Fauquier Falcons remain undefeated this girls tennis season.
Thanks two three doubles victories, they improved their record to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference 22.
With the dual tied 3-3 after singles play, Fauquier's No. 1 doubles team of Isabelle Wessel and Mackenzie Rollins defeated Megan Arhmine and Alicia Boua, 8-1, while the No. 2 team of Micensie Barrett and Kelley Violett won, 8-3, and the No. 3 team of Eliane Zalewski-Williams and Allison Cherundolo won, 8-5.
In singles action, No. 1 Wessel defeated Jen Stanitski, 10-1, while No. 3 Zalewski-Williams beat. Arhmine, 10-5, and No. 5 Violett defeated Kate Smith, 10-8. No. 2 Rollins lost to Katie Stine, 10-4, while No. 4 Barrett fell to Boua, 10-8, and No. 6 Megan Magalhaes lost to Ellie Smith, 10-6.
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