ERIN DURST HITS 2B, 3B & HR
LITTLE RIVER – Poor defense proved costly for the Little River softball team as they gave up 21 unearned runs enabling Moundridge to score a sweep of a doubleheader on Thursday, 18-1 and 21-0.
In GAME ONE, the Lady Wildcats spotted Little River a 1-0 lead through the first two innings before putting six runs on the board in the third, four in the fourth and another eight in the fifth on their way to the lopsided 18-1 win.
Moundridge scored their 18 runs on just seven hits as Little River committed five errors and walked 11.
McKenzie Elmore pitched for the Lady Wildcats and threw a one-hitter while striking out six.
Bella DeBaere started on the mound for Little River and faired okay for two innings before the wheels came off and Courtney Stansbury finished out the final few outs.
Anna Birdsong had the lone hit for the Lady Redskins and knocked in the lone run with a double.
For the Lady Wildcats, Erin Durst had but one hit but it was a three-run home run while Emily Durst had a pair of hits. Kate Eichelberger hit a double and McKenzie Elmore supported her outstanding pitching with a triple. Moundridge scored eight unearned runs and stole a whopping 15 bases led by Wyatt Falco with three while six others had a pair of swipes.
Things did not fair any better in GAME TWO for the Lady Redskins as they gave up 13 unearned runs and committed 10 errors on defense.
Moundridge put 10 runs on the board in the top of the first inning and then added five in the second and six more in the third to earn the 21-0 shutout win.
Emily Durst only needed three innings on the mound for the Lady Wildcats and threw the one-hit shutout while striking out five and walking none, she also scored four times on offense helped by a triple she pounded out.
Courtney Stansbury, Samie See and Kati Collins shared the pitching duties for the Lady Redskins.
Erin Durst led the Lady Wildcats with three hits which included a double and a triple which led to her knocking in five runs. Kate Eichelberger also had three hits while scoring three times and leading the team with four stolen bases. The team stole another 13 bases which gave them 28 in two games.
The Lady Wildcats have a doubleheader with Canton/Galva on Friday while Little River will be back on the diamond on Friday, May 7 when they play host to Ell-Saline.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS at LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS
GAME 1 =
Scoring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
LADY WILDCATS 0 0 6 4 8 X X 18 7 0
LADY REDSKINS 1 0 0 0 0 X X 1 1 5
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = McKenzie Elmore 5.0-65-1-1-1-6-1.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCAT HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 3-3-2-0-1; Lizzy Kliewer 0-0-0-1-1; Addi Falco 2-3-0-1-2; Hannah Schrag 1-0-0-1-0; Erin Durst 2-2-1-3-1; M. Woltje 1-0-1-0-0; McKenzie Elmore 2-2-1-0-1; Kindall Elmore 1-2-0-0-1; Reese Schmidt 2-1-0-1-1; Cambry Stucky 1-2-0-0-2; Kate Eichelberger 4-0-1-2-0; Aubree Durst 3-2-1-0-1. Team Totals = 22-18-7-9-11.
2B (1) = Kate Eichelberger – 1; 3B (1) = McKenzie Elmore – 1; HR (1) = Erin Durst – 1; SB (15) = Addi Falco – 3; Emily Durst, Erin Durst, Alea Durst, McKenzie Elmore, Kindall Elmore, Cambry Stucky – 2.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Bella Debaere 4.1-124-6-18-10-4-10; Courtney Stansbury 0.2-11-1-0-0-0-1. Team Totals = 5.0-135-7-18-10-4-11.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Casidy Gerlach 0-1-0-0-1; Amaya Sneath 2-0-0-0-0; Bella Debaere 2-0-0-0-0; Anna Birdsong 2-0-1-1-0; Victoria Norez 2-0-0-0-0; Morgan Bottom 2-0-0-0-0; Samie See 1-0-0-0-0; Adison Skinner 1-0-0-0-0; Bailey Hodgson 2-0-0-0-0; Mea Debaere 1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 15-1-1-1-1.
2B (1) = Anna Birdsong – 1.
GAME 2 =
Scoring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
LADY WILDCATS 10 5 6 X X X X 21 10 2
LADY REDSKINS 0 0 0 X X X X 0 1 10
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Emily Durst 3.0-39-1-0-0-5-0.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCAT HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 3-4-1-0-1; Addi Falco 2-4-2-1-1; Lizzy Kliewer 0-0-0-0-1; Erin Durst 3-2-3-5-0; Hannah Schrag 0-0-0-0-1; McKenzie Elmore 2-1-1-0-1; M. Woltje 1-0-0-0-0; Kindall Elmore 2-2-1-0-0; Reese Schmidt 2-1-0-0-1; Emma Blough 1-1-0-0-1; Cambry Stucky 1-0-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 3-3-3-1-0; Alea Durst 0-3-0-0-2; Aubree Durst 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 20-21-11-7-9.
2B (1) = Erin Durst – 1; 3B (2) = Emily Durst, Erin Durst – 1; SB (13) = Kate Eichelberger – 4; Alea Durst, Addi Falco – 2; Emma Blough, Emily Durst, Erin Durst, McKenzie Elmore, Reese Schmidt – 1.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Courtney Stansbury 2.0-79-9-15-8-1-7; Samie See 0.2-23-0-5-0-0-2; Kati Collins 0.1-5-1-1-0-0-0. Team Totals = 3.0-107-10-21-8-1-9.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Kenna Schlatter 2-0-0-0-0; Adison Skinner 1-0-0-0-0; Samie See 1-0-0-0-0; Mikalya Edwards 1-0-0-0-0; Kati Collins 1-0-0-0-0; Courtney Stansbury 1-0-0-0-0; Bethany Sears 1-0-0-0-0; Cati Johnson 1-0-0-0-0; Anna Birdsong 0-0-0-0-0; Amaya Sneath 1-0-1-0-0. Team Totals = 10-0-1-0-0.