(Kimballton) Exira-EHK improves to 14-4 on the season with their 11-0 shutout of Orient-Macksburg Tuesday.
Rachel Smith was perfect, the sophomore did not allow a hit or walk while striking out 10 batters in the five inning contest. Officially it will not be counted as a perfect game because the Spartan defense had two errors which allowed runners to reach base. Smith improves on her already impressive numbers this season. She is averaging 2.16 strikeouts per inning. Her ERA lowers to .21 and opponents are hitting just .066 against her.
Carley Paulsen and Smith each had three hits in the Spartans 10th straight win. Claire Paulsen aided the offensive cause by driving in two runs.