(Kimballton) Exira-EHK's softball matchup with Essex scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. That might be welcome news to any players in the Essex lineup given the way Exira-EHK superstar sophomore Rachel Smith has been pitching this season.
Smith fired a no-hitter in a 7-0 win against Grandview Park Baptist on Tuesday. The no-hitter is the first for Smith this season, but she has had several so far in her career. Smith allowed just one walk in the complete game shutout. On the year Smith has a state leading 73 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings pitched. Her 0.43 Earned Run Average is the best among any 1A pitchers that has thrown more than 10 innings on the season. She is also hitting .533 at the plate.
Exira-EHK improved to 3-2 on the season with Tuesday's win.
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