By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge softball team dominated Hutchinson Trinity Catholic at home on Thursday, scoring a pair of decisive wins, 15-4 and 14-4.
With the two wins, the Lady Wildcats enter the Easter holiday with a 6-2 season record as they now prep to host Little River on Tuesday.
In the first game, Moundridge spotted Trinity for two runs in the top of the first before getting four runs in the bottom of the first and then adding three in the second, seven in the third and one more in the fourth to gain the dominating 15-4 victory.
Emily Durst needed just 80 pitches to gain the win on the mound for the Lady Wildcats as she allowed just a pair of hits and three earned runs while walking four and striking out five.
Thanks to eight defensive errors by Trinity, the Lady Wildcats only needed seven hits to win the game. Only Emma Blough had more than one hit while Maggie Adolf hit for a double and Kate Eichelberger recorded three runs batted in while scoring three times. Kindall Elmore walked three times and stole five bases while scoring four times as the Lady Wildcats swiped a total of 11 bases in the game.
Game two was over in the first inning as Trinity scored once before the Lady Wildcats poured across 10 runs in the bottom of the inning on their way to a final 10-run, 14-4 victory.
Emma Blough only needed 81 pitches to get the win for Moundridge as she scattered three hits with just one earned run (the Lady Wildcat defense recorded five errors), six walks and six strikeouts.
The team had 11 hits and were led by Emily Durst, Addy Falco, Reese Schmidt, Emma Blough, and Aubree Durst who all had a pair of hits. Falco had a double, stole three bases, and scored three times and knocked in three while Kindall Elmore scored four times.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS hosted Hutchinson Trinity Catholic
LADY WILDCATS 4-3-7-1-X-X-X=15-7-1
LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Emily Durst 5.0-80-2-4-3-4-5.
LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Emily Durst 4-1-0-1-0; Kindall Elmore 1-4-1-0-3; Addy Falco 4-2-1-1-0; Reese Schmidt 3-1-0-1-0; Avery Rice 0-1-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 2-3-1-3-1; Emma Blough 3-2-2-3-0; Lizzy Kliewer 3-0-1-3-0; Maggy Adolf 2-1-1-0-0; Aubree Durst 3-0-0-0-0. Team Totals: 25-15-7-12-4. 2B (1): Adolf – 1. SB (11): Elmore – 5; Falco – 2; Blough, E. Durst, A. Durst, Eichelberger – 1. LOB: 4.
LADY WILDCATS 10-0-1-0-3-X-X=14-11-5
LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Emma Blough 5.0-81-3-4-1-6-6.
LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Emily Durst 4-0-2-0-0; Kindall Elmore 2-4-0-1-1; Addy Falco 4-3-2-3-0; Reese Schmidt 3-0-2-3-1; Macie Woltje 0-1-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 4-1-0-1-0; Emma Blough 4-1-2-2-0; Lizzy Kliewer 3-0-1-2-0; Rilynn Newhouse 0-1-0-0-0; Maggy Adolf 2-1-0-0-0; Aubree Durst 3-2-2-1-0. Team Totals: 29-14-11-13-2. 2B (1): Falco – 1. SB (7): Falco – 3; Elmore – 2; Blough, A. Durst – 1. LOB: 3.
(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)