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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Lady Eagle softball picks up first win 13-11

  • It felt like a long time coming, but the Canton-Galva softball team picked up their first win of the season Friday, as the won an 13-11 shootout with Sedgwick in game one of a doubleheader.
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  • It felt like a long time coming, but the Canton-Galva softball team picked up their first win of the season Friday, as the won an 13-11 shootout with Sedgwick in game one of a doubleheader.
    “It was awesome,” Eagle head coach Dean Scott said of the win. “The girls worked hard and we had some clutch hits down the stretch that got the win for us.”
    The Eagles exploded for seven runs in the second inning, but pulled ahead 11-10 going into the sixth inning.
    Canton-Galva scored three in the bottom of the inning to pull out the 13-11 win.
    Erika Smith went 4-for-5 with a double  to lead the Eagles. She also had the start in the circle, but was roughed up for seven runs by the Cardinals.
    Brittany Dieker came into the game in relief and held on for the win.
    “Dieker did excellent down the stretch,” Scott said.
    A score for the second half of the doubleheader was unavailable at press time.
    Moundridge splits with Hutch Trinity
    HUTCHINSON — It was an up-and-down night for Moundridge Friday, as the Wildcats saw a great night at the plate in game one, but went a little cold in game two to earn a split with Hutchinson Trinity.
    Moundridge put up 11 hits in a 9-4 win over Trinity in game one.
    “Probably more importantly, we were able to produce runs with some timely hits,” Moundridge coach Clark Wedel said. “Defensively, we were sound for the most part.  We did a good job of making some nice plays that got us out of some tough spots. Overall, this was a good win for us.”
      Moundridge was quiet, offensively, until the third inning, when they got on the board with a run. They scored eight over the next three innings to notch the win.
    Michelle Schrag went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBIs to lead Moundridge. Zaelynn Foth and Jadah Moore both had a pair of runs, while Moore and Hope Wedel had two RBIs each.
    Wedel got the win after working four and a third innings. She gave up three runs on three hits, striking out three and walking four.
    Emily Knight worked the final two and two thirds innings to get the save.
    The Wildcats put the ball in play in the second game, as the had eight hits, but they couldn’t get the runs across the plate when they were needed and lost 8-4.
    Knight took the loss as she worked the complete game. She gave up the eight runs, four earned, on 13 hits. She walked one and struck out one.
    Page 2 of 2 - Moundridge moves to 9-5 on the season with the split.
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