Hope Wedel very nearly didn’t allow any runners on base at all in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader with Bennington.

Hope Wedel very nearly didn’t allow any runners on base at all in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader with Bennington.
As it was, Wedel tossed a no-hitter and Moundridge blanked Ell-Saline in both games, winning 19-0 and 10-0.
Wedel faced 10 batters, striking out six and walking two.
Moundridge (6-4) rocked the Cardinals for 18 runs in the first two innings, putting the 15 run mercy rule into effect after the third inning.
Jadah Moore had one hit, but she made it count  with a three-run home run off a first pitch in the second inning.
Michelle Schrag, Chelsey Knight, Zaelynn Foth, Baylie Blouin and Elizabeth Ratzlaff all had two RBIs.
“Anytime you can record 17 hits in three innings, you are doing some good things at the plate,” Moundridge coach Clark Wedel said. “It seemed that everyone was aggressive at the plate and we hit up-and-down the lineup.”
Bennington had only one hit in the second game, as Emily Knight got the win for Moundridge. She struck out seven and walked three in her five innings.
Ratzlaff was perfect, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ratzlaff and Schrag both had doubles.
Foth had two RBIs.
The Wildcats had four runs in the first two innings, but added a six-run fourth to put the game away for good.
“In game two, we seemed to become tentative at the plate,” Wedel said. “We only recorded seven hits against the exact same pitcher. We must become more consistent with our plate appearances. We had to run the bases aggressively and do some bunting to create more run scoring opportunities.”  
Moundridge hosts Inman on Friday.

Little River drops twinbill to Haven JV
LITTLE RIVER — The fledgling Little River softball program had a rough go of it Monday, as they were swept by Haven’s JV squad at home.
The Redskins (5-4) fell 23-4 in game one and 11-6 in game two.
All four Little River runs came in the second inning of game one. Emily Smyres led the way with a 2-for-2 outing, picking up a pair of RBIs in the process.
Sadie McBride had the other RBI.
Shawna Collins took the loss, as she gave up only five hits, but 21 unearned runs. She walked 18 batters and struck out one.
Little River kept it a bit closer in game two, as they trailed only 7-5 after the second inning. Haven scored four in the top of the third to put the game away.
McBride worked the mound in game two, giving up 11 runs, six earned, on four hits. She walked 12 and struck out one.
She also led the Lady Redskins at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Viking softball splits with Lyons
LINDSBORG — The Smoky Valley softball team picked up a split with Central Kansas League foe Lyons on Tuesday.
The Vikings downed Lyons 3-1 in game one, but dropped a 10-5 decision to the Lions in game two.
Further information was unavailable at press time.