Now that Eastern Missouri Conference competition has began for the Montgomery County varsity girls softball team head coach Audra Heimer knows the pressure and craziness that comes with it isn't going to relent until the beginning of next month.

The only problem is that when the leagues straight jacket of pressure finally starts to release the playoffs are going to reach out and taken even tighter hold and if that feeling doesn't last it probably means the Lady Wildcats are at home thinking about what went wrong and why. That's not a feeling anybody wants, but it's generally one most are left with besides the state champion, so in an effort to avoid feeling left out at the end of the season the squad hosted Mark Twain on Tuesday and won 11-7.

"Dakota Pulley hit a base clearing double in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Montgomery some insurance going into the seventh," said Heimer. "The game was back and forth all night, but that hit put Montgomery up for good."

Even though Pulley did have quite the evening at 2-for-4 with four RBI, she wasn't the Lady Wildcats only highlight on the night. Brooklyn Fischer also came through at 3-for-3 with two RBI and Ashley Queathem earned the win in the circle by charting four strikeouts. All three of these individuals had a double, as well.

Montgomery County next takes the diamond at the Elsberry Invitational on Saturday, weather permitting.