By William

MARION – The Moundridge softball team ended last week with a pair of close losses on the road at Marion on Friday, losing game one 3-2 and losing game two 9-7.

In GAME ONE, McKenzie Elmore pitched a solid game for Moundridge, giving up just eight hits and two earned runs while walking just one and striking out 10, but it was just not enough as Marion put two runs across in the third inning and added another in the fifth to get the one-run, 3-2 win.

Elmore and Erin Durst each had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Wildcats at the plate with Elmore getting a double for one of her hits.

In GAME TWO, the Lady Wildcats took a brief 2-1 lead in the first before Marion scored two, one and three runs in each of the next three innings and while Moundridge added one in the fourth and three in the fifth, Marion put two more on the board in the sixth to earn the final two-run, 9-7 victory.

Emily Durst worked the mound for the Lady Wildcats and gave up just six earned runs as the Moundridge defense committed four errors.

McKenzie Elmore, Erin Durst, and Kindall Elmore all had two hits each to lead Moundridge at the plate with Durst and Kindall Elmore each getting a double while Reese Schmidt got credit for three runs batted in.

The Lady Wildcats were scheduled to close out the regular season on Tuesday on the road at Sterling.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS at Marion

GAME 1 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY WILDCATS     0          0          0          1          0          1          0          2          5            1

Marion                      0          0          2          0          1          0          X          3          8            1

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Mckenzie Elmore 6.0-120-8-3-2-10-1.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 3-0-0-0-0; Addi Falco 3-0-0-0-0; Erin Durst 3-2-2-0-0; Mckenzie Elmore 3-0-2-2-0; Kindall Elmore 3-0-0-0-0; Reese Schmidt 2-0-1-0-1; Alea Durst 0-0-0-0-0; Emma Blough 3-0-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 3-0-0-0-0; Aubree Durst 1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 24-2-5-2-1.

2B (1) = Mckenzie Elmore – 1; SB (1) = Alea Durst – 1.

Marion Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 7.0-84-5-2-2-8-1.

Marion Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 26-3-8-3-1.

3B = 1; SB = 3.

GAME 2 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY WILDCATS     2          0          0          1          3          0          1          7          8            4

Marion                      1          2          1          3          0          2          X          9          9            6

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Emily Durst 6.0-104-9-9-6-0-5.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 3-2-1-0-1; Addi Falco 4-0-0-0-0; Erin Durst 4-2-2-0-0; Mckenzie Elmore 4-1-2-2-0; Reese Schmidt 4-0-1-3-0; Alea Durst 0-1-0-0-0; Emma Blough 4-0-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 4-0-0-0-0; Kindall Elmore 4-1-2-0-0; Aubree Durst 4-1-2-0-0. Team Totals = 33-7-8-5-1.

2B (2) = Erin Durst, Kindall Elmore – 1; SB (5) = Emily Durst – 2; Alea Durst, Mckenzie Elmore, Kindall Elmore – 1.

Marion Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 7.0-121-8-7-4-4-1.

Marion Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 28-9-9-8-5.

2B = 2; SB = 3.