(Anita) What more can be said about Exira-EHK star freshman Rachel Smith?
The Spartan pitcher was a 3rd team all-state selection as an 8th grader and is now cementing herself as one of the top Class 1A pitchers in the state. She leads the state with 191 strikeouts this season.
Smith struck out 17 of the 20 batters she faced Monday night in Exira-EHK's 12-0 (6) win over CAM. The victory was the Spartan's third shutout of the year and moves their overall record to 12-3.
Exira-EHK's bats were quiet through the first two innings but came to life in the third when a two-out error sparked a three run rally. The Spartans would ad another run in the fourth and four runs in each the 5th and 6th frames.
Kara Collins and Meaghan Sonntag led the way at the plate with three hits each and a combined seven RBI. Rachel Smith, Chansea Nelson, Claire Paulsen, and Kennedy Madsen all had two hits in the 12-0 win.
Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Jana Smith