MOUNDRIDGE – Taking advantage of defensive miscues and walks by Canton/Galva, the Moundridge softball team scored an easy two-game sweep of home games on Friday with wins of 6-0 and 17-2.
In GAME ONE, the Lady Wildcats only needed six hits and a pair of runs in the third plus four in the bottom of the sixth to earn the low-scoring, 6-0 shutout victory over the Lady Eagles.
While Brecken Pearson struggled finding the strike zone on the mound for Canton/Galva and walked 11 batters, McKenzie Elmore worked all seven innings for the Lady Wildcats and pitched a four-hit, two walk shutout, while striking out 10.
Pearson had a triple for the Lady Eagles to highlight their time at the plate.
For Moundridge, Reese Schmidt may have been the lone batter with two hits, both Erin Durst and Kate Eichelberger stroked doubles while Mckenzie Elmore walked three times and Alea Durst stole three bases.
The Lady Wildcats scored in each of the four innings of GAME TWO as they put up four runs on the board in the first, and a pair in the second before pushing across five in the third and six more in the fourth to get the run-rule, 17-2 win.
Canton/Glava had Taygen O’Hara on the mound and while she only gave up nine hits and six earned runs, the Lady Eagle defense once again struggled, this time with eight errors.
O’Hara did have two hits in the game including a double while both Gracie Kidd and Emily Peterson also hit for doubles to lead what offense the Lady Eagles could muster.
Emily Durst pitched a four-hit, one earned run, no walk game for the Lady Wildcats while also helping her cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in and four runs scored.
Both Erin Durst and Addi Falco hit for doubles while Erin Durst scored three times.
Moundridge is now 10-4 for the season and will travel to Hutchinson on Tuesday to battle with Hutchinson Trinity.
Canton/Galva will be back on the competitive diamond on Friday, May 7 when they play host to Hutchinson Trinity.
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES at MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS
GAME 1 =
Scoring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
LADY EAGLES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
LADY WILDCATS 0 0 2 0 0 4 X 6 6 2
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLE PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Breckin Pearson 6.0-115-6-6-5-6-11.
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLE HITTING (Ab-R-H-RBI-BB) = Nicole Miller 2-0-0-0-1; Brecken Pearson 2-0-1-0-1; Emily Peterson 2-0-0-0-0; Gracie Kidd 3-0-2-0-0; Taygen O’Hara 3-0-0-0-0; Emma Herrera 3-0-0-0-0; Jordan Friesen 3-0-0-0-0; Kinsey Dawes 2-0-0-0-0; Brinley Becker 2-0-1-0-0. Team Totals = 22-0-4-0-2.
3B (1) = Brecken Pearson – 1.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Mckenzie Elmore 7.0-99-4-0-0-10-2.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 2-2-0-1-2; Addi Falco 1-0-1-0-1; Erin Durst 2-1-1-1-2; Mckenzie Elmore 1-0-0-1-3; Kindall Elmore 4-0-0-0-0; Reese Schmidt 2-0-2-0-0; Alea Durst 1-0-0-0-1; Emma Blough 2-1-0-0-1; Kate Eichelberger 3-1-1-0-0; Aubree Durst 2-1-1-0-1. Team Totals = 20-6-6-3-11.
2B (2) = Erin Durst, Kate Eichelberger – 1; SB (7) = Alea Durst – 3; Erin Durst, Mckenzie Elmore – 2.
GAME 2 =
Scoring 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
LADY EAGLES 1 0 0 1 X X X 2 4 8
LADY WILDCATS 4 2 5 6 X X X 17 9 1
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Taygen O’Hara 3.0-84-9-17-6-0-4.
CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Breacken Pearson 2-0-0-0-0; Nicole Miller 2-0-0-0-0; Emily Peterson 2-1-1-0-0; Taygen O’Hara 2-1-2-1-0; Gracie Kidd 2-0-1-0-0; Brinley Becker 2-0-0-0-0; Jordan Friesen 1-0-0-0-0; Emma Herrera 1-0-0-0-0; Kinsey Dawes 1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 15-2-4-1-0.
2B (3) = Gracie Kidd, Emily Peterson, Taygen O’Hara – 1.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Emily Durst 4.0-51-4-2-1-1-0.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 4-4-3-3-0; Addi Falco 4-1-2-2-0; Erin Durst 3-3-1-0-0; Mckenzie Elmore 2-1-1-1-1; Reese Schmidt 2-0-0-1-0; Cambry Stucky 0-1-0-0-0; Emma Blough 1-2-0-2-2; Kindall Elmore 3-1-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 2-2-1-0-1; Aubree Durst 3-2-1-2-0. Team Totals = 24-17-9-11-4.
2B (2) = Erin Durst, Addi Falco – 1; SB (3) = Emma Blough – 2; Kindall Elmore – 1.