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MHS softball earns first win of season

Mitchell's Kassidy Overweg is tagged out at home by Sioux Falls Washington's Peyton Hellwig on Monday at Cadwell Sports Complex. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

The Mitchell High School softball team ended its losing streak on Monday as it split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls Washington. The Kernels won 4-3 in the first game, then fell 6-2 in the nightcap.

Tori Misiaszek's no-hitter powered Mitchell (1-7) to a win to open the doubleheader. Sioux Falls still managed three runs against her but Misiaszek struck out four and walked three batters.

"She worked ahead in the count tonight," Mitchell head coach Jim Misiaszek said. "She was able to open up her playbook, so to speak. When you get ahead in the count, you can expand the zone and she was able to do that (Monday)."

At the plate, the Kernels scored its four runs on 11 hits, including a multi-hit game from Sicely Allhiser. Ally Barlean drove in the winning runs with her two-RBI double.

"It was a very good win for this team," Jim Misiaszek said. "Sometimes you come back from Rapid knowing you got better but it doesn't produce a win, but (Monday), the girls played hard. Obviously Tori threw a great game, but it was a complete-team win."

Tori Misiaszek's production continued at the plate in the second game as her two-run home run ended up being the Kernels only runs of the game. It was also the 16th of her career, which is a new Mitchell record.

While it didn't amount to runs, the Kernels still had production up-and-down the lineup, with seven different Kernels recording a hit. Mitchell only struck out twice.

On the mound, Jacey Linke allowed six runs and six hits, while striking out three.

"This young team is starting to buy in to what we're preaching, and it's pretty exciting," Jim Misiaszek said. "It's a fun group to coach, very energetic and they're working hard."

Mitchell hosts Watertown on Thursday.

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