Mikayla Hogue threw a four-hit shutout and top seeded Collins-Maxwell defeated Newell-Fonda 5-0 in the first round of the class 1A state tournament. Hogue struck out 14 batters and walked just one.
The Spartans plated one run in the first, two more in the 3rd, and finished the scoring with two more runs in the 6th inning. Ellie Lago and Olivia Larsen both had two hits for the Mustangs. Ella Larsen threw all six innings allowing three earned runs on five hits, she struck out two and walked one.
The Mustangs, now 25-14, will play Martensdale-St. Mary’s Tuesday morning at 11am in the consolation bracket. The game will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA.