HAYDEN — Staring pitcher Caitlin Kirkland struck out six batters in four innings, and was 3-for-3 at the plae with two RBIs as Hayden dispensed with neighboring Cleveland 10-0 in five innings, in Monday's softball season opener for the Wildcats.
Brooke Meadows hit a two-run single. Kayla Byrd hit a single and a double, and scored three times. Hatie Parr hit an RBI double and walked twice, and pitched one inning of relief for the Wildcats.
Hayden hosts Minor on Thursday.