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Vikings no-hit Cougars in Class B softball quarterfinals

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.

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 Sun
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 Sun

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.

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