The Neosho Lady Wildcats put together a pair of two-run innings and pitcher Kyla Daspit tossed a five-hit shutout during a 4-0 win Thursday over Newton County rival East Newton.

Neosho scored two in the second and then two more in the sixth, all more than enough support for Daspit.

Daspit came out of her seven-inning gem with 102 pitches, just over 14 pitches per inning. She struck out five and walked one, 69 of her 102 pitches counted for strikes, and she fired a strike on the first pitch to 18 of 29 batters. Daspit picked up support from the defense with six groundouts and seven flyouts.

East Newton senior Natalie Oxendine took the loss, allowing four runs (all earned) on eight hits over six innings and she struck out five and walked one. Oxendine threw 59 strikes in 78 pitches and fired a strike against 21 of 28 batters she faced.

Sierra Jones and Kayla Bach each led Neosho's offense with a pair of hits and Kaitlyn Killion, Taylor Baker, Mikayla Long, and Amber Shepeard each had a hit to complete the eight-hit attack. Killion and Shepeard each doubled, and Jones and Shepeard combined on four RBI with two each.

Baker, Long, Jones, and Bach each scored one of Neosho's runs.

The win over East Newton on Thursday extended the Lady Wildcats' winning streak to seven games, a streak that would be ended Friday in Neosho's first game in the Carthage Invitational against Kearney.

Both Neosho and East Newton would meet again in the Carthage tournament, playing again Saturday morning.

The Lady Wildcats are the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Class 4, District 11 tournament and will take on No. 5 Willard Wednesday in Republic. Top seed Republic waits on Neosho and Willard in the semifinals Thursday.

No. 2 Webb City, No. 3 Carthage, and No. 6 Joplin round out the six-team field.