The Blue Springs softball team got off to a strong start in the Winnetonka Tournament Friday.
Savannah Maynard threw a three-inning no-hitter as the Wildcats overwhelmed Raytown 17-0. The Wildcats then pounded out 15 hits in a 9-2 win over Liberty North at Tiffany Hills Park.
Maynard struck out five and walked two in her no-hitter. She also helped herself at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Taylor Snead went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Reggie Kanagawa tripled with two RBIs and Hallie Walls doubled with two RBIs to help lead the Wildcats (9-3).
Kanagawa went the distance in the win over Liberty North and former coach Roger Lower, allowing just one earned run on three hits and six walks while striking out seven.
Bella Andrews slugged a home run and singled with two RBIs to lead the offense. Morghan Holland and Kayley Smith also had two hits and two RBIs and Maddy Lavelle went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
The Wildcats advanced to the semifinals against Raymore-Peculiar at 10:50 a.m. at Tiffany Hills.
William Chrisman wasn’t so fortunate in the tournament, falling 13-0 to Raymore-Peculiar and then 4-0 to Willard to drop to 4-8 overall.