Despite the fact that the Eastern Missouri Conference can be as unpredictable as it is tumultuous, occasionally the North Callaway varsity softball team still has league games that it wins big.
For example, on Tuesday the Ladybird's were at Clopton and went up 4-0 in the second and 6-0 in the third on their way to winning by mercy in six innings 10-0.
Taking point in this 14-hit extravaganza for North Callaway was Hannah Knipp, who went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run, and Cameron Knipp charted two doubles, two RBI and a run in three at-bats. Kenzie Ausfahl also helped keep the wheels turning at the plate for North Callaway at 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and one RBI.
In the circle Ausfahl was even more productive and allowed just one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts in four innings pitched to earn the decision.
For the game the Ladybird's had five doubles, one triple and an error while Clopton managed two errors.
North Callaway, 5-1 overall, 4-0 EMO, i9s at the Capital City Invitational on Sept. 8-9.