By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MOUNDRIDGE – Despite getting just five hits in two games, the Moundridge softball team was still managed to score a doubleheader sweep at home on Friday over Bennington with wins of 9-5 and 15-0.
With the two wins, the Lady Wildcats are now 10-2 for the season and will play host to Inman on Tuesday.
Game one was unique in that the Lady Wildcats committed seven errors and gave up five unearned runs while being no-hit by the Bennington pitching yet were still able to gain a 9-5 victory thanks to five runs in the fourth and two in the sixth.
Emily Durst pitched a complete game for Moundridge, throwing 125 pitches and giving up just five hits and five walks while striking out five.
While no Lady Wildcat got a base hit, the team took advantage of 14 walks to steal eight bases and score the nine runs needed to win. Addy Falco led the team with three walks while four others walked at least twice, and Kate Eichelberger led the team with three steals.
In the nightcap, the Lady Wildcats managed to get five hits while taking advantage of another 11 walks to earn the 15-0, no-hit, shutout victory by scoring eight runs in the first, two in the second, and five in the third.
Kindall Elmore had two of the five team hits including a double while also swiping four of the teams 14 stolen bases.
Emma Blough needed just 42 pitches in three innings to score the win as she threw a no-hitter while walking just one and striking out six.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS host Bennington
LADY WILDCATS 1-0-0-5-1-2-X=9-0-7
LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Emily Durst 7.0-125-5-5-0-5-5.
LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Emily Durst 2-1-0-0-1; Kindall Elmore 2-1-0-1-2; Addy Falco 1-2-0-3-3; Reese Schmidt 2-0-0-0-2; Rilynn Newhouse 0-0-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 2-2-0-0-2; Emma Blough 2-1-0-0-2; Lizzy Kliewer 2-0-0-0-1; Macie Woltje 0-0-0-0-0; Hannah Schrag 1-1-0-0-1; Aubree Durst 1-1-0-0-0; Maggy Adolf 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals: 15-9-0-4-14. SB (8): Eichelberger – 3; Falco – 2; Blough, E. Durst, Elmore – 1. LOB: 6.
LADY WILDCATS 8-2-5-X-X-X-X=15-5-0
LADY WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Emma Blough 3.0-42-0-0-0-6-1.
LADY WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Emily Durst 1-2-1-2-2; Kindall Elmore 4-2-2-2-0; Addy Falco 0-1-0-1-2; Reese Schmidt 1-0-0-1-1; Avery Rice 0-1-0-0-0; Kate Eichelberger 3-2-1-0-0; Emma Blough 0-2-0-0-2; Rilynn Newhouse 0-1-0-0-0; Lizzy Kliewer 0-1-0-0-3; Maggy Adolf 0-2-0-0-0; Hannah Schrag 2-0-0-0-1; Aubree Durst 3-1-1-0-0. Team Totals: 14-15-5-6-11. 2B (1): Elmore – 1. SB (14): Elmore – 4; E. Durst – 3; Adolf – 2; Blough, Eichelberger, Falco, Rice, Schrag – 1. LOB: 6.
(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at email@example.com)