West had a threat in the bottom half of the inning with runners on second and third with two outs. Jen Larsen hit a smash to deep center, but Beckman made a lunging catch to halt the rally.
Beckman had another sterling catch in the sixth as she robed Lexy Schoper with a diving grab to save extra bases.
“You can’t say enough about our defense; we had a lot of good plays,” Madson said. “Shelby Beckman stole the show defensively, but there were a lot of other good plays.”
Rasmussen retired West in order in the seventh to preserve the shutout win.
East (7-4, 5-3 in Big Nine) next plays at Austin today while West (12-1, 9-1) travels to Faribault today.