MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Courtney Vahl did the job in relief as Cassadaga Valley won for the first time in four starts in the Southern Division of the Grand Strand Softball Classic on Wednesday night.
Vahl relieved injured starter Mya Sischo in the second inning and proceeded to pitch four shutout innings as the Lady Cougars blanked Oak Hill, W.Va., 6-0.
Sischo pitched a scoreless first inning with two strikeouts and a walk. She injured her leg beating out an infield hit in the second inning and couldn't continue to pitch.
Vahl came on and allowed just a single in four innings with two strikeouts and a hit batter.
The Lady Cougars, who had scored only two runs in three games, got the offense going with Kristi Zink having two hits with a double and two RBIs. Kelcie Brown had an RBI triple and Jessie Burch and Ashley Carroll collected RBI singles.
In an earlier game on Wednesday, Cassadaga Valley was dealt a 10-0 shutout by Pope Paul VI from Virginia.
The lady Cougars had only singles by Kaitlin Johnson, Carroll and Zink.
Cassadaga Valley were just behind, 3-0, until the fifth when Pope Paul VI tallied five times off Alyssa Hahn.
''I probably left her in a little long,'' said coach Ken Balling about his eighth-grade hurler.
The Lady Cougars play again at 8 a.m. today.