ELMORE THROWS 8 K’S, ERIN DURST GOES 3-FOR-3 WITH HR

By William

HUTCHINSON – Powered by a grand slam home run from Erin Durst in the second inning, the Moundridge softball team put away Canton/Galva on Monday in the Class 2-1A State Regionals in Hutchinson by a score of 10-1.

Durst finished the day going 3-for-3 at the plate with the four-run home run plus a double and two stolen bases while scoring three times and accounting for four runs batted in. Addi Falco had a pair of hits including a triple as the Lady Wildcats scored 10 runs on six hits while taking advantage of six defensive errors by the Lady Eagle defense.

Makenzie Elmore went all seven innings on the mound for Moundridge and throwing 90 pitches and giving up just six hits while walking three and striking out eight.

Canton/Galva had Brecken Pearson start the game on the mound and worked the first three innings giving up just four hits and no earned runs while striking out one and walking three. Jordan Friesen closed out the final three innings, giving up a pair of hits and three earned runs while walking four and striking out four.

Pearson and Madison Leach each had a pair of hits for the Lady Eagles with Pearson hammering out a double while knocking in their only run.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats are now 15-6 for the season and will be battling Sedgwick on Tuesday, if they win, they will then play in the regional championship game also on Tuesday against the winner of the game between Marion and Whitewater/Remington. Moundridge lost both ends of a doubleheader to Sedgwick on the opening day of the season.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS playing CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES – Class 2-1A State Softball Regionals

GAME INFORMATION =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY EAGLES          0          0          0          1          0          0          0          1          6            6

LADY WILDCATS     0          5          0          1          1          3          X          10       6            3

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Makenzie Elmore 7.0-90-6-1-1-8-3.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Emily Durst 3-1-0-0-1; Addi Falco 3-2-2-1-1; Erin Durst 3-3-3-4-1; Makenzie Elmore 2-0-0-0-2; Reese Schmidt 3-0-0-1-0; Alea Durst 0-0-0-0-0; Emma Blough 3-1-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 3-0-0-0-0; Kindall Elmore 2-1-0-0-1; Aubree Durst 2-2-1-0-1. Team Totals = 24-10-6-6-7.

2B (1) = Erin Durst – 1; 3B (1) = Addi Falco – 1; HR (1) = Erin Durst – 1; SB (5) = Erin Durst – 2; Emily Durst, Aubree Durst, Makenzie Elmore – 1.

CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Brecken Pearson 3.0-54-4-6-0-1-3; Jordan Friesen 3.0-64-2-4-3-4-4. Team Totals = 6.0-118-6-10-3-5-7.

CANTON/GALVA LADY EAGLES HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Brecken Pearson 4-0-2-1-0; Madison Leach 4-0-2-0-0; Taygen O’Hara 4-0-0-0-0; Emily Peterson 4-0-1-0-0; Gracie Kidd 2-0-1-0-1; Brinley Becker 1-0-0-0-0; Jordan Friesen 2-0-0-0-0; Nicole Miller 2-1-0-0-1; Emma Herrera 2-1-0-0-1; Brooke Stephan 2-0-0-0-1. Team Totals 28-1-6-1-3.

2B (1) = Brecken Pearson – 1; SB (1) = Madison Leach – 1.