MARSHALLTOWN — The Ottumwa freshman team split games with Marshalltown Tuesday.
Dakota Garrison tossed a five-inning no hitter to help Ottumwa shut out the Bobcats 2-0 in game one, but the Bulldogs lost game two 4-3 despite getting three hits by Shelby Clark.
Garrison retired 19 batters and struck out nine while only issuing one walk. The Bulldogs had to scrounge for their two runs, garnering one run on a dead ball and the other on a Marshalltown error. Shelby Clark, Kylie Latham, Garrison, Ainsley Arnold were the sources of Ottumwa's four hits in the game.
Cierrah VanDePol suffered the loss on the mound in game two. She gave up five runs, two of them earned, in four innings while striking out three and issuing one walk. Clark went 3-for-3 and Sydney Cormeny went 2-for-2. Dalice Aguilar recorded a hit and drove in a run, VanDePol went 1-for-2 and scored a run and Ally Vitko had a hit.