Lady Vikings sweep Nickerson

LINDSBORG – The Smoky Valley softball team earned a tough doubleheader sweep at home over Nickerson on Friday, winning game one 5-4 before scoring a 9-4 victory in the nightcap.

In game one, the Lady Vikings scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain the 5-4 lead and victory. Lauren Barnes was on the mound for Smoky Valley and earned the win.

At the plate, Smoky Valley was led by Lindsey Gerlach and Madie Tolle with two hits each, while Lindsey had a double and Tolle hit her fourth home run of the season. Catherine Odell contributed a triple.

Seven runs in the first inning of game two gave the Lady Vikings plenty of cushion to roll on in for the 9-4 win and doubleheader sweep.

Olivia Morgan started the game on the mound for Smoky Valley and went two innings before Lauren Barnes took over in the third and earned the win while striking out six. The win evened Barnes season record at 5-5.

Lindsey Gerlach again had two hits to lead the Lady Viking offense, while Odell also had two hits while scoring twice and knocking across two runs. Addison Haiden helped with a triple. Morgan had the defensive play of the game when she made a diving catch in deep right-center field with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the third inning.

The Lady Vikings are now 7-9 overall for the season and 7-7 in the Central Kansas League. They will return to the diamond on Thursday, May 2 when they play host to Halstead.

Viking baseball struggle with Nickerson

LINDSBORG – It continues to be a rough season for the Smoky Valley baseball team as they were hammered twice at home on Friday as Nickerson swept the doubleheader with a 7-1 victory in game one before dismantling the Vikings 16-0 in game two.

The losses drop the Vikings to 2-14 for the season as they have nearly a week before returning to play on Thursday, May 2 when they host Halstead.

In game one the Vikings hung tough for five innings before Nickerson drove across five runs in the top of the sixth to gain the 7-1 win.

Brandon Malm took the loss on the mound for Smoky Valley while George Moore was the offensive highlight by going 2-for-3 with a double.

Playing just four innings in game two, Nickerson hammered the Vikings for not less than three runs in each inning on their way to the 16-0 shutout win.

Chris Mullen had the lone hit for the Vikings as Karter Adam took the loss.

Teutons and Wildcats split doubleheader

MOUNDRIDGE – In a battle of cross county rivals, the Inman baseball team traveled to Moundridge on Friday, and the only thing settled was they both won a game with Moundridge scoring an 8-2 victory in game one before Inman powered to an 11-5 win in the nightcap.

In game one, Moundridge scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back on their way to the win.

While Corbin Unruh went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Wildcat offense, it was Jon Schlosser that gave them power at the plate as he went 2-for-3 with a triple and home run while knocking in four runs and scoring three on his own. Wyatt Falco also had a strong game at the plate by going 2-for-2.

Collin Unruh went the distance on the mound for the win for Moundridge giving up seven hits, two runs and walking four while striking out five.

Seven Teuton players scattered out their seven hits in the game one loss, while Derick Johnson, Connor Brown and Ryan Heaton all spent time on the mound. Johnson took the loss while Connor Brown had six strikeouts in just three and one-third innings pitched.

Inman scored early in game two and earned the 11-5 win with help from a porous Moundridge defense as they committed four errors.

Falco supplied the Wildcat punch at the plate with both his hits going for doubles, while Anthony Everhart also pounded out a double as well. Schlosser started the game on the mound for Moundridge and took the loss while Everhart, Cody Hazelton and Unruh all spent time pitching in relief.

Connor Brown led the Inman offense, going 2-for-2 with two doubles, 2 runs batted in and three runs scored. Carter Brown and Carson Munoz both blasted out doubles as well. The Teutons swiped nine bases with Ryan Heaton getting three.

Landon Snyder started the game for the Teutons and earned the win while pitching four innings and giving up three hits, three runs and three walks while striking out four. Carter Brown pitched the final three innings and got credit for a save while striking out four.

Inman is now 7-7 for the season and will return to action on Tuesday, April 30 on the road at Remington, while Moundridge is 8-8 overall and will host Sedgwick on Tuesday.

Lady Teutons drop two at Sterling

STERLING – It was a rough road trip for the Inman softball team on Friday as they hit the road to Sterling and lost both ends of a doubleheader, dropping game one 19-9 before being hammered 15-0 in game two.

The losses drop the Lady Teutons to just 1-13 for the season as they look to get back in the win column on Tuesday when they travel to Remington.

In game one, Sterling scored three runs in each of the first three innings but only led 11-9 going into the bottom of the sixth when they devoured the Lady Teuton pitchers for eight runs to secure their victory. Both teams struggled on defense as they combined for 12 errors with Inman committing seven.

Emma Froese went 3-for-4 at the plate for Inman while knocking across two runs, while Macy DeWitt went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Claire Thiessen also contributed a double.

Kennedy Shober started the game for the Lady Teutons and took the loss while Hope Schriner appeared in relief.

Inman had but two hits in game two as Sterling scored six runs in the third and another five in the fourth to gain the 15-0 shutout victory.

Hope Schriner and Halee Kondrade both took turns on the mound for the Lady Teutons with Schriner taking the loss.

Lady Wildcats sweep Trinity

HUTCHINSON – It was two strong games for the Moundridge softball team on Friday as they went on the road and completed a doubleheader sweep of Hutchinson Trinity by winning game one 7-2, and then hammering Trinity 13-3 in the nightcap.

The two wins pushes the Lady Wildcats to 12-2 for the season as they prep to host Sedgwick on Tuesday.

With the game tied 2-2 going into the seventh inning, Moundridge poured across five runs before shutting down Trinity in their final trip to the plate to gain the 7-2 game one victory.

Cambry Stucky pounded out a double and Erin Durst hit for a triple to lead the five hit Lady Wildcat offense. Zizi Sebrant went the full seven innings on the mound and earned the win while giving up just three hits, two runs of which neither were earned and three walks while striking out three.

In game two, Moundridge scored at least one run in every inning on their way to the 13-3 dismantling of Trinity and the doubleheader sweep.

While ZiZi Sebrant, Ellen Durst and MaKenzie Elmore each had two hits, it was Elmore who made the most of hers with a home run and four runs batted in. Zizi Sebrant also hit for a double while her sister Keira Sebrant blasted out a home run with her only hit of the game.

Elmore was the pitcher of record for the Lady Wildcats as she held Trinity to just two hits and three runs while walking six and striking out four.

Eagles Split with Bennington

CANTON – The Canton-Galva baseball team earned a home split of a doubleheader slugfest with Bennington on Friday, as Bennington took game one 16-11 before the Eagles earned a walk-off win at 17-16 in the nightcap.

The split puts the Eagles at 5-9 for the season as the prep to host Ell-Saline on Tuesday.

In game one, the two teams were tied at 10-10 after seven innings when Bennington poured across six runs in the top of the eighth and Canton-Galva could only get one across in the bottom of the eighth, giving the visitors the 16-11 win.

While the Eagles had 11 hits on the game, Landon Everett had a hot bat as he went 4-for-6, while both Brayden Collins and Chase French had two hits each. Both of Collins hits went for a triple, while French knocked across three runs.

Keaton Littrell, Andrew Prieb and Brayden Minson all worked the mound for the Eagles in scattering 14 hits. Littrell also struck out nine while working the first five and one-third innings.

Bennington and Canton-Galva combined for 34 hits in game two before it came down to a run knocked in by Brandon Huff in the bottom of the seventh to get the 17-16 slugfest win for the Eagles. Canton/Galva scored five runs in the third and another nine in the fourth as they pounded out 22 hits in the game.

Everett once again had a banner game at the plate going 4-for-6 once again, this time while hitting two doubles and knocking across three runs. Brayden Minson, Andrew Prieb and Nick Pearson all added three hits each while Chase French Brandon Huff and Keaton Littrell all collected a pair of hits. The Eagles also ran wild on the base paths by stealing 16 bases, including four by Brayden Collins while four other Eagles had two swipes each.

Pearson, Everett, Huff and Prieb all worked the mound for the Eagles.

Lady Eagles win and lose at home

CANTON – It was a tale of two games for the Canton-Galva softball team as they earned a solid 9-5 first game victory at home against Bennington on Friday before dropping the nightcap 18-8.

With the split of the doubleheader, the Lady Eagles are now 5-9 for the season and will play host to Ell-Saline on Tuesday.

Canton-Galva pushed across at least one run in every inning while earning their 9-5 victory in game one.

While the Lady Eagles pounded out 10 hits, two each came from Ashton Brewer, Taryn Norstrom, Jayci Mastre and Lexi Burch, with one of Brewer’s hits being a home run.

Megan Maltbie was on the mound for Canton-Galva and scattered 10 hits for six runs of which only three were earned, while striking out one and walking seven in getting credit for the win.

In game two, Bennington scored 14 runs in two innings with six in the fifth and another eight in the sixth on their way to the 18-5 win.

While Maltbie, Brewer and Burch each had two hits in the nightcap, Maltbie and Brewer each pounded out a double while Burch hammered out a triple.

Brewer started the game on the mound for the Lady Eagles, throwing 3.1 innings of no-hit ball but giving up nine walks while getting three strikeouts and giving up just four runs. Carrisa Klatt came on in relief and took the loss after giving up eight hits and 10 earned runs in the final two and two-thirds innings.

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