CHEROKEE - Shauna Drefke threw a no-hitter against Hull Western Christian in Lakes Conference softball action here on Thursday night, as her Cherokee team beat the Wolfpack 10-0. It was the first no-hitter and first shut-out for the junior hurler. Cherokee coach Tara Malausky was thrilled with her team's effort and said they "played as a team tonight."
Among the offensive highlights for Cherokee - senior backstop Sam Phipps was 2 for 2 (including a double) and had two RBI, Lauren Husman scored three runs, centerfielder Alanna Valentine scored twice and had an RBI and stolen base, and Alison Husman drove in two runs.
Drefke had four strikeouts in her "no-no" and walked two.
The impressive win gave the Cherokee girls a record of 9-17 overall, and 4-4 in the Lakes Conference.