In most sports, putting up zeroes isn't something many athletes want to strive for.
In Erin Anderson's case, though, a string of zeroes helped her turn nothing into a big something last week, as she hurled three straight no-hitters against a pair of opponents.
Anderson tossed one no-hitter against Estherville and two against South O'Brien in three ninth-grade contests, including a perfect game in the first South O'Brien matchup.
The accomplishment was one of the first times in recent Tornadoes softball history that one pitcher recorded three straight no-hitters, but Anderson said she did not know she was going for the feat until sometime in the second South O'Brien game.
She also said she wants to continue to improve the quality and quantity of her pitching arsenal in the future.
"I can throw my fastball okay, but I want to improve my other pitches," Anderson said. "That's something I definitely want to do through the offseason."
Anderson also participates in volleyball and orchestra at Storm Lake High.