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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moundridge softball blanks Inman 4-0, 6-0

  • Moundridge completed a season sweep of rival Inman Tuesday, as the Wildcats shut out the Teutons 4-0 and 6-0 at Inman.
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  • Moundridge completed a season sweep of rival Inman Tuesday, as the Wildcats shut out the Teutons 4-0 and 6-0 at Inman.
    “Overall, I was really pleased with our performance,” Moundridge coach Clark Wedel said. “It was a really hot day and our players handled it well.”
    Elizabeth Ratzlaff not only picked up the win in the circle for Moundridge, but drove in two of the Wildcats’ runs to help her own cause.
      Ratzlaff went all seven innings, giving up two hits, walking four and striking out seven.
    Michelle Schrag went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
    Chelsey Knight and Emily Knight both also went 2-for-3.
    “This was a quality win for us as Inman is a solid team,” Wedel said. “Elizabeth Ratzlaff did a nice job of pitching and our defense was solid behind her. Its a real plus when we can hit up and down our lineup.”
    Kristen Knackstedt took the loss for the Teutons, as she gave up four runs on nine hits. Only one run was earned.
    Knackstedt walked five and struck out nine.
    Courtney Jenkins and Lily Bledsoe had Inman’s hits.
    Moundridge struggled to hit at times in the second half of the twinbill, but still pulled off the 6-0 shutout behind Emily Knight’s efforts in the circle.
    Knight gave up five hits, but her teammates backed her up on defense to keep the Teutons off the board. She struck out six and walked none.
    “Once again, we had an outstanding pitching performance from Emily Knight,” Wedel said. “Anytime we can record a shutout, it means a great job by our pitcher and that our defense was solid.”
    Chelsey Knight had the top offensive performance for the Wildcats in game two, going 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs and a run scored.
    Schrag went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Brynne Wedel went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
    Baylie Blouin added an RBI for the Wildcats.
    Krystan Miller led the Teutons with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate.
    Alyson Gordon, Jenkins and Bledsoe also had singles for Inman.
    Jewell Croley took the loss. She gave up six runs, three earned, on nine hits. She walked six and struck out one.
    Viking softball sweeps Halstead
    HALSTEAD — Smoky Valley has quietly put together a solid string of wins as the march to regionals begins in earnest.
    The Vikings have won six of their last eight games, with Halstead their latest victims in a Monday twinbill.
    Smoky Valley (7-9, 6-8 CKL) battered the Dragons 12-2 in game one, scoring all 12 runs between the third, fourth and fifth innings.
    Page 2 of 2 - Byrnne Stockman picked up the win, moving her record to 4-4. Stockman struck out seven and allowed only three hits. Offensively, she drove in a pair of runs.
    Carly Kolling had a pair of hits and two runs, while Hannah Morrical, Keni Campbell and Hannah McBride all had two hits that included doubles.
    McBride also had three RBIs.
    Smoky Valley cruised to a 16-3 win in game two behind McBride’s pitching and hitting, as she had two RBIs.
    Allison Karber had four hits. Morgan Loder had two hits and three RBIs.
    The Vikings host Kingman on Friday.
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