Megan Schwindler is a 14-year-old freshman who might have etched her name into the Missouri High School Activities Association record books Monday afternoon at Adair Park.

Megan Schwindler is a 14-year-old freshman who might have etched her name into the Missouri High School Activities Association record books Monday afternoon at Adair Park.

Schwindler threw two-innings of no-hit relief to team up with sophomore Michaela Tolliver in a 10-0, no-hit win over Raytown the first time she ever stepped foot on a varsity softball field.

Schwindler then started the second game and threw a four-inning no-hit gem, downing Odessa 15-0 in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.

“You know, she just might be in the record books,” South coach Vickie Brummel said, when asked about the freshman playing a big role in back-to-back no-hitters.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of anything like that, especially with a freshman involved. We had a pretty good freshman last year, and it looks like we have another pretty good one this year, too.”

Tolliver was a freshman sensation last year, grabbing the headlines when she defeated Kelsey Kessler and the reigning Class 4 state champion Wildcats 3-0, ending Blue Springs’ 40-game winning streak.

“Last year was a special season,” Tolliver said, “and we have so many girls back this year that we think this season could be special, too. And with Megan, we have a great pitcher. She did so well today, we’re all really proud of her.”

Perhaps the most prideful Jaguar was Spaw, the senior catcher who is the heart and soul of the team.

“Megan was really nervous when she went in and pitched in relief in the first game,” said Spaw, who had two hits and four RBIs in the first and a three-run homer in the second.

“But once she settled down, she was great. She was real confident once she got all the nerves out of her system.”

I have a feeling that Schwindler will still be smiling when she picks up her morning copy of The Examiner.

After all, how many freshman can boast being a part of two no-hitters their first day of varsity ball?

“Wow, when you put it that way, it’s pretty unbelievable,” Schwindler said. “I’m excited. I’m ecstatic. I was so crazy nervous the first game, and Logan calmed me right down, and then I just went out and pitched the second game and the girls took good care of me.”

When asked if Brummel had been hiding her new ace, the veteran coach shrugged and said matter of factly, “I didn’t even know about Megan until we started practicing.

“When she was out on the mound, she was getting out our best hitters. They’d hit a little ground ball out, and you take notice of something like that.”

And the coach is going to make sure there is no pitching controversy between her sophomore and freshman phenoms.

“We don’t have a No. 1 and a No. 2,” Brummel said. “It’s too early in the season to even think about that. When one starts, the other will be in relief. We’re going to keep our opponents guessing this season as to which one will start.”

Their opponents might be guessing, but there’s no guess work involved when it comes to naming one of the top young staffs in Eastern Jackson County.

To find the answer to that question, simply look at the Jaguars box score from their first two games of the Greater Kansas City Softball Tournament.

Two wins.

Two no-hitters.

It’s can’t get much better than that.