MOUNDRIDGE—In a make-up game on Monday, the Moundridge High School softball team played its last home game against Sedgwick High School. The Lady Wildcats went out with a bang, beating the Cardinals 7-1 in game one, and 5-3 in game two. The Lady Wildcats are now 14-2 with one more game left to complete their successful regular season.
Game One Moundridge 7 Sedgwick 1
At first, it was a low-scoring game in the first two innings for the Lady Wildcats, in their 7-1 win in game one. After two scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats got going in the bottom third after putting up four runs. Three of those runs were off two errors by the Cardinals. The Cardinals recorded seven errors in game one. Ellen Durst got an RBI double that sent two runners home to give Moundridge 4-0 lead.
Sedgwick got its first and only run in the top fourth. Moundridge added two more runs in the bottom fifth inning and one more in the bottom six.
ZiZi Sebrant was the starting pitcher for the Lady Wildcats. She pitched a complete game, she only gave away four hits, striking out five and walking four. Durst and Kate Eichelberger tied with two hits, and the Durst sisters of Ellen and Erin each had one RBI in Wildcat's win.
Game two Moundridge 5 Sedgwick 3
It wasn't the Lady Wildcat's best performance, but they ended up finishing strong in a 5-3 win over Sedgwick.
"I thought we were flat in the second game," Wildcats Head Coach Anne Toews said. "We didn't show much emotion. We didn't show much energy. We were going against a good team, and we have to come out and play every single inning, every single at-bat."
Moundridge was off to a rocky start after trailing 2-0 in the top of the first. The Lady Wildcats bounced back by adding one run in the bottom first and one more in the top.
Both teams went scoreless for the next three innings before Sedgwick regained the lead in the top six That was until Moundridge added one more run to tie it again at three.
Moundridge's defense came through defensively to keep the Cardinals scoreless in the top seventh. In the bottom of the seventh with one runner on, Keira Sebrant was next at the plate. The senior slammed a two-run homer to close out the game with a walk-off. It was all celebration after the game from both the team and the crowd.
"Keira (Sebrant) hasn't been hitting the ball very hard, and she knows she is capable. You saw that," Toews said.
Moundridge will conclude its season on Tuesday when the Lady Wildcats travel to Sterling High School at 3 p.m.
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