MOUNDRIDGE GETS 33 RUNS, 25 HITS

By William

STERLING – The Moundridge softball team closed out the regular season on a note of power and dominance as they traveled to Sterling on Tuesday and racked up 33 runs on 25 hits while throwing two one-hit shutouts in sweeping the doubleheader 18-0 and 15-0.

Both Mckenzie Elmore in game one and Emily Durst in game two threw one-hit, one-walk shutouts while Elmore struck out seven in six innings and Durst whiffed three in three innings.

In GAME ONE, the Lady Wildcats used 13 hits, five walks and seven Sterling errors to put 18 runs on the scoreboard, 12 of those coming in the top of the sixth inning to gain the 18-0 shutout victory.

Mckenzie Elmore and Reese Schmidt each had three hits in the game with Elmore slamming a home run and Schmidt getting a triple while Erin Durst made the most of her two hits by pounding out a double and a home run and knocking in four runs while scoring four times herself. Addi Falco drew three walks and stole three bases, plus Kate Eichelberger hit for a double.

It was much the same in GAME TWO, as Moundridge took advantage of four walks and five errors plus a dozen hits to score the 15-0 shutout by scoring twice in the first, seven times in the second and six in the third to run-rule Sterling in just three innings.

Erin Durst again had the hot bat as she had a pair of hits which included her second home run of the day plus five more runs batted in. Falco had another three stolen base game and Emma Blough, Kate Eichelberger and Kindall Elmore each hit for doubles. Eichelberger, Schmidt and Aburee Durst also had a pair of hits each in the game.

With the sweep, the Lady Wildcats close out the regular season with a 14-6 record.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCAT SOFTBALL at Sterling

GAME 1 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY WILDCATS     2          0          1          0          3          12       X          18       13            0

Sterling                     0          0          0          0          0          0          X          0          1            7

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Mckenzie Elmore 6.0-71-1-0-0-7-1.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 5-2-0-0-0; Addi Falco 2-4-1-0-3; Erin Durst 5-4-2-4-0; Mckenzie Elmore 5-2-3-1-0; Reese Schmidt 4-1-3-2-0; Emma Blough 4-1-1-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 4-1-1-2-0; Kindall Elmore 4-2-2-0-0; Aubree Durst 1-1-1-0-2; Alea Durst 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals 34-18-14-9-5.

2B (2) = Erin Durst, Kate Eichelberger – 1; 3B (1) = Reese Schmidt – 1; HR (2) = Erin Durst, Mckenzie Elmore – 1; SB (11) = Addi Falco – 3; Emily Durst, Mckenzie Elmore – 2; Emma Blough, Erin Durst, Aubree Durst, Alea Durst – 1.

Sterling Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 6.0-140-13-18-4-5-5.

Sterling Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 18-0-1-0-1.

GAME 2 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY WILDCATS     2          7          6          X          X          X          X          15       12            0

Sterling                     0          0          0          X          X          X          X          0          1            5

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Emily Durst 3.0-41-1-0-0-3-1.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 1-2-0-0-2; Addi Falco 3-3-2-0-0; Erin Durst 2-2-2-5-0; Mckenzie Elmore 3-1-0-1-0; Reese Schmidt 3-2-2-1-0; Emma Blough 1-1-1-1-2; Kate Eichelberger 3-1-2-2-0; Kindall Elmore 3-1-1-1-0; Aubree Durst 3-2-2-1-0. Team Totals 22-15-12-12-4.

2B (3) = Emma Blough, Kate Eichelberger, Kindall Elmore – 1; HR (1) = Erin Durst – 1; SB (10) = Addi Falco – 3; Emily Durst, Kate Eichelberger – 2; Aubree Durst, Kindall Elmore, Reese Schmidt – 1.

Sterling Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 3.0-81-12-15-13-2-4.

Sterling Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 9-0-1-0-1.

2B = 1.