Redskins take two from Moundridge
LITTLE RIVER – The Little River baseball team scored a clean sweep of a home doubleheader on Tuesday with rival Moundridge, winning game one 12-8 and taking the victory in the nightcap 8-6.
Little River is now 7-3 for the season and will be back on the diamond on Thursday when they play host to Belleville/Republic County, while the two losses drop Moundridge to 7-5 on the spring as they prep for a cross-county battle on Tuesday, April 23 at Inman.
Little River put runs across in every inning, but the sixth on their way to the 12-8 first game victory, despite Moundridge tapping the Redskin pitchers for 10 hits in the game.
Corbin Unruh, Collin Kohl, Cody Hazelton and Jon Schlosser each had two hits for the Wildcats, with Schlosser and Wyatt Falco each pounded out a double in the losing cause.
Cross Lintecum began the game on the mound for Moundridge, going 3.1 innings while giving up six hits, nine runs and striking out two. Falco and Schlosser came on in relief, with Schlosser taking the loss of record.
For Little River, Graham Stephens went 3-for-4 and Jayden Garrison was 2-for-3 to lead the Redskins bats. Jayden Garrison and Keaton Richardson each had doubles, while Matt Daugherty hit for a triple. The biggest mark of offense for the Redskins came on the base paths where they stole 12 bases in the first outing.
Stephens started on the mound for the Redskins, going four innings and giving up nine hits, eight runs of which five were earned, while walking four and striking out nine to get the win. Richardson pitched the final three innings in relief.
Despite holding a 4-1 lead after one inning and getting nine hits, the Wildcats could not hold on in the nightcap as the Redskins pushed across eight runs on eight hits for the win and doubleheader sweep.
Remington Creed had a huge game for Moundridge, going 3-for-4, while both Falco and Hazelton went 2-for-3. Falco and Ethan Brandeweide each smacked out doubles as well for the Wildcats.
Collin Kohl went five innings on the mound for Moundridge, giving up all eight hits and eight runs while walking six and striking out four and taking the loss. Schlosser and Falco put time in relief as well.
For Little River, only Hunter Thomas had more than one hit as he smacked out two, but Kaden Schafer, Stephens and Thomas all belted doubles in the nightcap.
Richardson started the game for the Redskins but only went one-third of an inning as he gave up two hits and four runs. Jayden Garrison came on in relief and went the final six and two-thirds, giving up just seven hits, two runs and three walks while striking out five and getting the win.
Lady Wildcats dominate Lady Redskins
LITTLE RIVER – It was a big day for the Moundridge softball team on Tuesday as they traveled down the road to Little River and came home with a doubleheader sweep, winning game one 12-7 before taking the nightcap 18-3.
With the two victories, the Lady Wildcats are now 8-2 for the season as they will return to the field on Tuesday, April 23 when they travel to cross-county rival Inman. Little River drops to 2-6 for the season as they will be back on the diamond on Thursday when they travel to Ellsworth.
It was an offensive slugfest in game one as the both the Lady Wildcats and Lady Teutons each knocked out 13 hits.
Zizi Sebrant was the pitcher of record in game one for Moundridge as she went the distance, giving up 13 hits and seven runs while striking out nine.Sebrant helped herself at the plate by going 4-for-5 while Katie Eichelberger and Cambry Stucky also had multiple hits for the Lady Wildcats.
For Little River, Kailynn Atkinson took the loss on the mound, working the entire game and giving up 13 hits and 12 runs while striking out four.
At the plate, the LadySkins were led by Bella Debaere, Michelle Loder, Kylie Eller, Anna Birdsong and Atkinson, all of whom had multiple hits.
Sebrant again led the Lady Wildcats in game two as she drove in five runs on just two hits to lead the team to the dominating 18-3 nightcap win. One of Sebrants hits was a double in the Moundridge seven-run third inning. Eichelberger also had two hits for Moundridge.
Makenzie Elmore was the winner of record on the mound for the Lady Wildcats as she surrendered just three runs on five hits over five innings while striking out two.
Emma McBride took the loss for Little River, while also being the lone LadySkin player with two hits.
Lady Vikings sweep Lyons
LYONS – It was a huge Tuesday for the Smoky Valley softball team they traveled to Lyons and came home with 5-0 and 15-7 victories to earn a sweep of a doubleheader. The wins even the season mark for the Lady Vikings at 5-5 as they have a week to prep before returning to the diamond on Tuesday, April 23 with a trip to Pratt.
In game one, Lauren Barnes earned win on the mound by throwing a complete game shutout for Smoky Valley, holding Lyons to just five hits and three walks while striking out a blistering 11.
At the plate the Lady Vikings collected eight hits and scored their five runs with the help of two hits by Kira Haxton and doubles by Claire Broxterman and Addison Haiden.
Lyons bounced out to a 7-5 lead after the first inning of game two while Smoky Valley scored three in the fourth, two in the fifth and another four in the sixth to gain the 15-7 win and doubleheader sweep.
Lindsey Gerlach had a huge game two with her bat for the Lady Vikings as she went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and six runs batted in. Also pounding the Lyons pitching in the second game were Kira Haxton who went 3-for-5 and Madi Tolle, who was 3-for-4 with two triples and four runs batted in. Addison Fishback had a double in her only hit of the game.
Abby Hipp started on the mound for Smoky Valley and got dinged for just two hits, but she gave up six runs with three walks while giving up a grand slam home run. Liv Morgan went four and one-third and earned the win while giving up four hits, one run and striking out five. Barnes closed out the final two and two-thirds innings and recorded three strikeouts and getting the save.
Vikings split two at Lyons
LYONS - The Smoky Valley baseball team split their doubleheader on the road Tuesday at Lyons, losing game one 9-1 before bouncing back to take a 9-3 second game victory.
The split gives the Vikings a 2-10 mark for the season as they will not return to the diamond until Tuesday, April 23 with a doubleheader at Pratt.
Brandon Holm was the player of record for the Vikings in game one as he went 3-for-4 with a double at the plate while also taking the loss on the mound.
In game two, Smoky Valley used three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to power them to their second win of the season while George Moore went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in to lead the Viking offense. Chris Mullen did have a double while Bruster Bengston was the winning pitcher of record for the Vikings.
Lady Teutons drop two at Sedgwick
SEDGWICK – It was a rough day for the Inman softball team on Tuesday as they suffered a 17-11 loss in game one on the road with Sedgwick before losing game two with a walk-off hits batman in their 11-10 defeat.
The losses drop the Lady Teutons to just 1-9 for the season as they will be back on the field on Tuesday, April 23 when they play host to cross-county rival Moundridge.
In game one Inman led 6-4 after the first three and a half innings before giving up eight runs in the fifth and another three in the sixth in their 17-11 loss.
Kenney Shober led the offense attack for the Lady Teutons by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs batted in, while Rachel Harman connected on 3-for-4 in her at-bats and both Macy DeWitt and Claire Thiessen each collected a pair of hits.
Shober was the Lady Teuton on the mound where she went the full game while giving up eight hits, 17 runs though only nine were earned, walking 11 and striking out seven.
It was a heartbreaker in game two as the game was tied at 10-10 in the bottom of the seventh when Sedgwick loaded the bases and scored the winning run when the Inman pitcher, Hope Schriner, hit the next batter to push across the winning run.
Both Thiessen and Ashtyn Schroeder each collected two hits for the Lady Teutons while the defense once again committed six errors, giving Inman 13 errors combined in the doubleheader.
Schriner pitched the game on the mound and ended up giving up 11 hits, 11 runs with only three earned, walking five and striking out five.
Teutons drop two at Sedgwick
SEDGWICK – It was not a good day for the Inman baseball team on Tuesday as they lost both ends of a road doubleheader at Sedgwick, losing game one 8-0 and the nightcap 13-6.
The two losses drops the Teutons to 4-6 for the season as they prep to host cross-county rival Moundridge next Tuesday, April 23.
Game one was all Sedgwick as the bats were silent for the Teutons, with Connor Brown getting the lone hit in the game.
Kyler Konrade started the game on the mound for Inman, going four innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out six. Connor Brown and Jayden Leonhardt went to the mound in relief as the pitching staff was hurt by the Inman defense committing five errors.
Seven runs by Sedgwick in the sixth inning closed the door for Inman in game two as the Teutons did get four hits and six runs but they were not enough for the win.
The loss dampened the huge day that Carter Brown had at the plate for the Teutons as he went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in and three runs scored by hitting a double and a home run. Jayden Leonhardt also connected for a double.
On the mound in game two for the Teutons was Landen Snyder as he went four innings, giving up six hits and six runs while striking out three. Carter and Connor Brown both spent time on the mound in relief.
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