FAYETTE, Mo. - Natalie Halvorson tossed a no-hitter for the Kirkwood Eagles Thursday in an 8-0 victory over Central Methodist in the second game of a doubleheader in Fayette, Mo.
Halvorson, a freshman from Cedar Rapids Prairie, struck out 10 batters and walked two while raising her record to 9-2.
DoniRae Mayhew also pitched a strong game for the third-ranked Eagles in a 7-1 victory in the opener. Mayhew (9-0) did not allow an earned run and had seven strikeouts with no walks.
Kirkwood raised its overall record to 20-2 with the sweep.
Monika Bevans went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in the 7-1 victory in the opener. Lauren Kuch went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Rachel Stewart was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Kenady Waugh and Jessi Butler also picked up RBIs in the first game.
Butler belted a solo homer in the 8-0 victory in the second game. Hannah Mausser was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Waugh went 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI. Stewart was 2-for-3 and scored three runs. Kuch had two more RBIs and Skylar Ryan contributed an RBI.