By Staff

            MOUNDRIDGE – On Monday making up a postponement due to weather, the Moundridge softball team took to battle with Ell-Saline and dropped both ends of a doubleheader, losing game one 19-7 and game two 11-3.

            “Defensively we committed too many errors in the games,” noted Lady Wildcat head coach Lynn Eichelberger. “We got behind and never could catch up in game one, we had some hits in the game but could not string a few together when we needed them.”

            In game one, the teams were tied 2-2 after the first inning and Ell-Saline took a 7-5 advantage into the fourth. After adding a run to their lead in the fourth, Ell-Saline put three on the board in the fifth and eight in the sixth. While Moundridge did add a couple of runs to their scorebook in the sixth, it was not enough as they lost by 12.

            Emily Durst, Addy Falco and Sam Strausz all had a pair of hits for the Lady Wildcats with Durst hitting a pair of doubles and Strausz and Falco each hammering out one. As a team, the Lady Wildcats left six runners stranded on the bases.

            Emily Durst also did the pitching for the Lady Wildcats.

            Ell-Saline jumped out to an early and commanding 8-0 lead after just two innings and Moundridge did manage to get three runs on the board in the fourth and fifth innings, it just was not enough to catch up, giving Ell-Saline a final 11-3 win.

            Reese Schmidt and Sam Strausz combined for four of the teams five hits with two each, one being a double by Strausz.

            Emily Durst and Lela Winsor worked the mound for Moundridge.

            As a team, the Lady Wildcats committed 12 errors on the day, six in each game.

            Coach Eichelberger finished his post-game reflections by saying, “Again, in game two we got behind early and never were really in the game.”



Scoring: Ell-Saline > 2-4-1-1-3-8-0 = 19-16-4;  LADY WILDCATS > 2-2-1-0-2-0-x = 7-10-6.

LADY WILDCAT HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Emily Durst > 3-1-2-1-1; Kindall Elmore > 4-1-1-0-0; Addy Falco > 4-1-2-0-0; Reese Schmidt > 4-0-1-0-0; Avery Rice > 0-1-0-0-0; Savannah Schmidt > 0-0-0-0-0; Sam Strausz > 3-1-2-1-0; Maggy Adolf > 3-0-0-0-0; Aubree Durst > 3-1-0-0-0; Hannah Schrag > 2-1-1-0-1; Lela Winsor > 0-0-0-0-0; Macy Kaminkow > 3-0-1-0-0.  Team Totals > 29-7-10-2-2.   2B (4) > E. Durst – 2; S. Strausz, A. Falco – 1.  LOB > 6.

LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > E Durst 6.0-121-16-19-13-7-5.

Ell-Saline Hitting: 36-19-16-15-7, 7 – SB.  Ell-Saline Pitching: 6.0-95-10-7-2-7-2.


Scoring: Ell-Saline > 6-2-0-1-0-2-0 = 11-12-4;  LADY WILDCATS > 0-0-0-2-1-0-0 = 3-5-6.

LADY WILDCAT HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Emily Durst > 4-0-1-1-0; Kindall Elmore > 4-1-0-0-0; Addy Falco > 3-0-0-0-1; Reese Schmidt > 3-0-2-1-0; Lakyn Allenbach > 0-1-0-0-0; Sam Strausz > 3-0-2-1-0; Maggy Adolf > 3-0-0-0-0; Aubree Durst > 2-0-0-0-0; Macie Woltje > 0-0-0-0-0; Addy Patrick > 2-0-0-0-0; Lela Winsor > 1-0-0-0-0; Macy Kaminkow > 3-1-0-0-0.  Team Totals > 28-3-5-3-1.  2B (1) > S. Strausz – 1.  SB (3) > K. Elmore – 3.  LOB > 6.

LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > 6.0-94-12-11-5-0-5; Lela Winsor > 1.0-21-0-0-0-2-1.  Team Totals > 7.0-115-12-11-5-2-6.

Ell-Saline Hitting > 33-11-12-4-2, 4-2B, 4-SB.  Ell-Saline Pitching > 7.0-92-5-3-1-1-9.

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