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Vikings no-hit Cougars in Class B softball quarterfinals

Kindred-Richland's Mikayla Reinke is tagged out at third base by Heart River's Meg Silbernagel Thursday during the State B Softball Tournament in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 5
Kindred-Richland's Bren Koppang reaches first base safely as Heart River's Margie Silbernagel bobbles with the ball Thursday during the State B Softball Tournament in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Sun2 / 5
Heart River's Abby Kessel delivers a pitch Thursday during the State B Softball Tournament in Jamestown. (John M. Steiner / Forum News Service)3 / 5
Kindred-Richland's Elizabeth Saewert is stretched out safe at second as Heart River's Alexis Urias attempts to make a tag Thursday during the State B Softball Tournament in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Sun4 / 5
Kindred-Richland's Madison Olien reaches first base safely before Heart River's Margie Silbernagel makes a catch Thursday during the State B Softball Tournament in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Sun5 / 5

JAMESTOWN — Heart River's first foray into the Class B state softball tournament was a rocky one, as the Cougars lost a 10-0 decision in six innings to Kindred-Richland on Thursday.

Vikings junior pitcher Theresa Klinnert tossed a no-hitter to earn the victory, striking out 10 in the process.

Heart River freshman Abby Kessel struck out eight and walked eight during her time in the circle. She allowed five hits. Five of Kindred-Richland's 10 runs were unearned thanks to three Cougars errors.

The Vikings scored once in the third inning and four more times in the fourth. They added a single run in the fifth and four more in the sixth to end the game early.

The Cougars will look to bounce back against Hillsboro-Central Valley in a consolation semifinal game at 11 a.m. Central on Friday. The Vikings will face Watford City in a semifinal game at 4 p.m.

Parker Cotton

Cotton is the sports editor at The Press, where he covers the area's high schools. He came to The Press as the Multimedia Editor in May 2015 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with his master's degree in Sociological Practice. He holds undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Sociology from UNC, as well. 

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