MOUNDRIDGE > Heading down the final stretch of the regular season, the Moundridge softball team played host to Little River on Friday and recorded a pair of wins, 8-3 and 13-1.
With the two wins, the Lady Wildcats are now 12-6 for the season as they prep to play on the road Tuesday at Hutchinson Trinity.
Little River now drops to 1-17 for the season as they get ready for a road trip Tuesday to Canton/Galva.
In game one, the Lady Wildcats scored five in the first inning and then added two in the fourth and one in the fifth to secure the final 8-0 shutout win over the Lady Redskins.
Macy Kaminkow and Kindall Elmore led the Moundridge bats as Kaminkow went 3-for-3 and Elmore went 3-for-4. Aubree Durst also had a pair of hits. Both Kaminkow and Elmore powered out doubles plus Elmore stole three of the team’s nine stolen bases.
Emily Durst worked a complete game on the mound for the Lady Wildcats, throwing 71 pitches and giving up just three hits with no earned runs, no walks and a pair of strikeouts.
“We started out hot in the first inning and then we relaxed a little bit and did not end the game when we had the chance by stranding runners on the base paths,” noted Moundridge head coach Lynn Eichelberger.
Six different Lady Redskins had base hits with Kayla Fox pounding out a double for hers. Kinsley Wohletz went the distance on the mound and struck out four.
In the nightcap, Little River held a very brief 2-0 lead with two runs in the top of the first before the Lady Wildcats poured 11 runs into the scorebook in the bottom of the first and then added one in each of the second and third innings to give them the final 13-3 win.
Jailyn Millar, Illie Debaere, and Katie Collins had three hits for Little River while Kinsley Wohletz and Jailyn Miller split time on the mound in the loss.
For the Lady Wildcats, the bats were led by Emily Durst who went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in and a double while also pitching the full game and giving up just three hits, zero earned runs, walking none and striking out three.
Moundridge coach Eichelberger finished out his reflections of the games by saying, “It was senior night, so we started all nine seniors and some were out of position. We made a few mistakes in the early innings because of that, but we really came out strong in the first inning. We are trying to hold on to the third seed in our regional behind Sedgwick and Remington.”
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN SOFTBALL at MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS
Scoring: LADY REDSKINS > 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0-6-3; LADY WILDCATS > 5-0-0-2-1-0-x = 8-10-1.
LITTLE RIVER HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Ella Stansbury > 3-0-0-0-0; Kayla Fox > 3-0-1-0-0; Jailyn Millar > 0-0-0-0-0; Kinsley Wohletz > 3-0-1-0-0; Courtney Stansbury > 3-0-1-0-0; Katie Collins > 3-0-1-0-0; Illie Debaere > 3-0-0-0-0; Bethany Sears > 2-0-0-0-0; Brayli Teeters > 2-0-1-0-0; Payton Harrington > 2-0-1-0-0. Team Totals > 24-0-6-0-0. 2B (1) > K. Fox – 1. SB (1) > B. Teeters – 1.
LITTLE RIVER PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Kinsley Wohletz > 6.0-109-10-8-4-3-4.
MOUNDRIDGE HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Emily Durst > 3-1-0-0-1; Kindall Elmore > 4-2-3-1-0; Addy Falco > 4-1-1-0-0; Reese Schmidt > 2-0-0-1-1; Lela Winsor > 0-0-0-0-0; Sam Strausz > 4-1-1-1-0; Maggy Adolf > 4-0-0-0-0; Macy Kaminkow > 3-2-3-1-0; Hannah Schrag > 1-0-0-0-1; Aubree Durst > 3-1-2-0-0. Team Totals > 28-8-10-4-3. 2B (2) > K. Elmore, M. Kaminkow – 1. SB (9) > K. Elmore – 3; A. Falco – 2; E. Durst, A. Durst, M. Kaminkow, S. Strausz – 1.
MOUNDRIDGE PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > 7.0-71-3-0-0-0-2.
Scoring: LADY REDSKINS > 2-0-0-1-0-x-x = 3-3-4; LADY WILDCATS > 11-1-1-0-x-x-x = 13-6-3.
LITTLE RIVER HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Ella Stansbury > 3-0-0-0-0; Kayla Fox > 2-1-0-0-0; Kinsley Wohletz > 2-1-0-0-0; Courtney Stansbury > 2-0-0-0-0; Jailyn Millar > 2-1-1-1-0; Katie Collins > 1-0-1-1-0; Brayli Teeters > 1-0-0-0-0; Illie Debaere > 2-0-1-0-0; Bethany Sears > 2-0-0-0-0; Lucy Wright > 2-0-0-0-0. Team Totals > 19-3-3-2-0. SB (1) > J. Millar – 1.
LITTLE RIVER PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Kinsley Wohletz > 0.1-17-0-1-0-1-1; Jailyn Millar > 3.2-112-6-12-4-9-1. Team Totals > 4.0-129-6-13-4-6-11-3.
MOUNDRIDGE HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Emily Durst > 3-2-3-3-0; Lela Winsor > 0-0-0-0-1; Kindall Elmore > 2-2-1-0-1; Macie Woltje > 0-0-0-0-0; Addy Falco > 2-2-0-0-1; Macy Kaminkow > 0-0-0-0-1; Reese Schmidt > 3-1-0-0-1; Maggie Maggy Adolf > 2-2-1-0-1; Aubree Durst > 2-1-1-1-0; Hannah Schrag > 2-0-0-0-1; Avery Rice > 1-2-0-0-2; Vianca San-Miguel > 1-1-0-0-2. Team Totals > 18-13-6-4-11. 2B (1) > E. Durst – 1. SB (5) > E. Durst – 2; A. Durst, K. Elmore, A. Falco – 1.
MOUNDRIDGE PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Emily Durst > 5.0-55-3-3-0-0-3.
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