CASSVILLE — Cassville’s battery of pitcher Josie Lone and catcher Kaylee Reibert ultimately proved to be too much for the East Newton Lady Patriots when the Big 8 Conference rivals clashed on Thursday evening.

CASSVILLE — Cassville’s battery of pitcher Josie Lone and catcher Kaylee Reibert ultimately proved to be too much for the East Newton Lady Patriots when the Big 8 Conference rivals clashed on Thursday evening.
Reibert collected four hits to lead the Cassville offense and Lone struck out seven over seven innings, the duo leading Cassville to a 6-2 win over East Newton.
Josi Rose also proved a capable spark at the top of the Cassville lineup, producing three hits, two runs scored, and one RBI.
Madry McCraklin and Hallie Walker, batters No. 8 and No. 9 in the Cassville order, came through with a pair of hits each against East Newton’s tough pitcher Natalie Oxendine.
Oxendine took the loss, allowing six runs (all earned) on 15 hits over six innings. She struck out two and walked none. Seven of Cassville’s 15 hits were doubles, so the final score should have easily been worse than 6-2.
Offensively, Oxendine sparked East Newton with a pair of hits, including a double, and one RBI, with Kinsey Sorrell also enjoying a 2-for-4 game at the plate.
Jay Hayward, Brynne Smith, Robin Hussong, Kaitlyn Hailey, and Randi Werries each had one of the Lady Patriots’ other five hits.
Worries stole a pair of bases and Sorrell and Smith also succeeded against Lone and Reibert.
East Newton fell to 5-3 on the season and continued play over the weekend in the Ozark tournament.