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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • MHS softball drops triangular to Salina South, Great Bend

  • McPherson High out-slugged Salina South 10-5 in the first game of a triangular Friday.
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  • McPherson High out-slugged Salina South 10-5 in the first game of a triangular Friday.
    Unfortunately, the Bullpups couldn’t translate that into runs, as they fell 4-3 in walk-off fashion.
    Against Great Bend, McPherson lost 7-1.
    The Cougars led 3-0 going into the top of the fourth, but the Pups (12-6) rallied to tie.
    Jasmine Wann knocked a double to center field that scored Hannah Marshall. Gracy Feil followed that up the next at-bat with a 2-RBI single, also to center.
    McPherson had a prime opportunity to win the game in the seventh inning, as they had plenty of baserunners. Marshall was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice. That still left Wann on second and Chelsey Kerr on third, but the next two batters couldn’t make anything happen at the plate.
    Salina South got the winning run off an RBI single to center field in the bottom of the seventh.
    Marshall went 3-for-4 to lead the Pups, the Wann and Madison Hoffman both had two hits, apiece. Both Wann and Kerr had doubles in the game.
    Elle Schrag took the loss after working the final 5 2/3 innings in relief. She gave up five hits but only one run, with one strike out. Marissa Axelson got the start and gave up two earned runs and was quickly replaced by Hoffman, who only worked out the remainder of the first.
    In the late game, the Pups, again, put the bat on the ball, picking up six hits, but still couldn’t get the runs home.
     Kerr and Stephanie Farney both went 2-for-3, with Kerr notching the only extra-base hit for McPherson in the form of a double.
    Hoffman went the full game and took the loss. She gave up three earned runs, including a home run, on eight hits. She walked four.
    The Bullpups wrap the regular season today at Salina Central.
    Moundridge sweeps Canton-Galva
    MOUNDRIDGE — The score may not have reflected it, but Moundridge struggled a bit at the plate in the first game of a doubleheader with Canton-Galva Monday.
    “This game was a struggle for us,” Wildcat coach Clark Wedel, whose team won by a 16-6 run rule, said. “We really did not hit the ball very well and yet we scored quite a few runs.”
    Moundridge had eight hits, with Baylie Blouin, Brooke Holloway and Jadah Moore accounting for two, each. Blouin had a double and five RBIs, while Holloway drove in four.
    Erika Smith led the Eagles with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate.
    Emily Knight picked up the win, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs off four hits.
    Page 2 of 2 - Brittany Deiker had the loss for the Eagles.
    The Wildcats picked up a 12-2 win in game two, with six of those runs coming in the sixth inning to get the run rule.
    Holloway went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jennifer Likes led Canton-Galva with a 2-for-3 showing.
    Hope Wedel had the win for Moundridge in the circle. She gave up one earned run on five hits, with a pair of strike outs and one walk.
    Smith took the loss for Canton-Galva (1-15).
    Moundridge improved to 13-7 on the year.

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