By Staff

            MARION – On Tuesday, the Moundridge softball team overcame defensive errors and big hits to score a sweep of a doubleheader on the road at Marion, winning game one 19-9, and then scoring a 10-run, 21-11 win in the nightcap.

            Now 10-6 for the season, the Lady Wildcats will host Little River on Friday.

            In game one, Moundridge scored six in the first inning and held a three-run lead after Marion put three across in the bottom of the first. Adding six runs in the third and three in the fourth, the Lady Wildcats took a sizable 15-3 lead into the fifth when Marion put four more runs across to pull within eight. Marion added four more runs in the sixth and earned the final 10-run win.

            Addy Falco and Reese Schmidt both went 4-for-5 and Emily Durst went 3-for-5 at the plate as the lady Wildcats rang up 18 hits in the game. Falco hit a pair of doubles and a triple while scoring four times. Emily Durst also scored four times while Reese Schmidt knocked in four runs.

            Emily Durst went the distance on the mound and got credit for the win.

            In game two, Moundridge put five runs on the board in the top of the first but fell behind for a moment when Marion scored six times in the bottom of the second. The Lady Wildcats bounced back and poured across seven runs in the third and fifth innings on their way to gaining the sweep of the doubleheader with another 10-run win, this time by 21-11.

            Addy Falco had another three hits, including another triple, and Sam Strausz went 3-for-4 to lead the Lady Wildcat offense. Emily Durst, Kindall Elmore, and Macy Kaminkow each had two hits with Elmore also pounding out a triple.

            Emily Durst once again threw a complete game to get the win.



Scoring: LADY WILDCATS > 6-0-6-3-0-4-0 = 19-18-9;  Marion > 3-0-0-0-4-2-x = 9-11-11.

LADY WILDCATS HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Emily Durst > 5-4-3-1-0; Kindall Elmore > 3-1-1-1-0; Addy Falco > 5-4-4-2-0; Reese Schmidt > 5-2-4-4-0; Lela Winsor > 0-0-0-0-0; Sam Strausz > 4-3-1-1-1; Maggy Adolf > 5-2-2-2-0; Macy Kaminkow > 5-1-1-2-0; Hannah Schrag > 4-1-0-0-1; Aubree Durst > 5-1-2-1-0; Addy Patrick > 0-0-0-0-0.  Team Totals > 41-19-18-14-2.  2B (3) > A. Falco – 2; E. Durst – 1.  3B (1) > A. Falco – 1.  SB (4) > M. Kaminkow – 2; H. Schrag, S. Strausz – 1.

LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > 6.0-88-11-9-2-0-6.

Marion Hitting > 33-9-11-6-0, 1-2B, 1-3B, 1-SB.  Marion Pitching > 6.0-117-18-19-9-2-6.


Scoring: LADY WILDCATS > 5-0-7-2-7-x-x = 21-15-4;  Marion > 0-6-1-3-1-x-x = 11-14-8.

LADY WILDCATS HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb):  Emily Durst > 2-4-2-1-3; Kindall Elmore > 4-4-2-2-1; Addy Falco > 5-1-3-2-0; Reese Schmidt > 4-2-1-1-0; Lakyn Allenbach > 0-1-0-0-0; Sam Strausz > 4-3-3-1-1; Maggy Adolf > 4-1-1-2-0; Macy Kaminkow > 3-2-2-1-2; Hannah Schrag > 3-1-0-1-1; Aubree Durst > 2-1-1-3-1; Addy Patrick > 0-0-0-0-0.  Team Totals > 31-21-15-14-9.  3B (2) > K. Elmore, A. Falco – 1.  SB (5) > E. Durst, K. Elmore, L. Allenbach, S. Strausz, A. Durst – 1.

LADY WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > 5.0-72-14-11-5-0-3.

Marion Hitting > 31-11-14-11-0, 2-2B, 4-3B, 2-SB.  Marion Pitching > 5.0-147-15-21-12-9-4.

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