MOUNDRIDGE — There was a perfect game and three rather imperfect games in Monday’s quarterfinal round of the Class 2-1A softball regionals at Grasshopper Park in Moundridge.
The top four seeds all won, setting up Moundridge against Hutchinson Trinity and Remington against Marion in today’s semifinals.
In the late game, top-seeded Moundridge survived rival Inman 9-6.
Inman opened the game with two runs in the first inning. Moundridge loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the first with no outs, leading to five runs. The Wildcats added runs in every inning but the third and the sixth. An Inman double play prevented Wildcat runs in the sixth.
Zizi Sebrant hit a solo home run in the fourth inning.
With one out in the top of the sixth, Inman loaded the bases on two walks and an error. Two hits and two errors led to four Teuton runs.
Zizi Sebrant went the distance for Moundridge for the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts.
Kennedy Shober took the loss for Inman, allowing seven earned runs on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts.
Zizi Sebrant finished with two hits for Moundridge.
Ashtyn Schroeder had two hits for Inman, which ends the season 1-16.
Moundridge enters the semifinals 15-2.
Canton-Galva fall to Marion
The Canton-Galva Eagles pressed third seed Marion early, but the Warriors opened up the offense late in the game for a 13-3 win in six innings on the 10-run rule.
Tied 2-2 after two innings, Marion scored four runs in the third inning, a run each in the fourth and fifth and ended the game with five runs in the sixth.
Grace Overton went the distance pitching for Marion, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Jayden May, Chisholm Warner and Laura Savage each had two hits for Marion.
Alexa Burch went three for four hitting for Canton-Galva.
Ashton Brewer took the loss for Canton-Galva, striking out two in five innings. Carissa Klatt and Michaela Jowers finished the game.
“It was just one mistake over a couple of innings where you don’t do what you need to do,” Canton-Galva coach Gloria Colgin said. “They capitalized. We gained experience and moved on.”
Canton-Galva ends the season 5-9.
“It was a learning year. It was my first year as their coach,” Colgin said. “The girls have bought in and learned from it. The girls have been up and down and had some injuries. That’s been an adjustment. They all bought into that. You had a gal who played first base tonight hadn’t played first base all year. We’re losing two seniors. We have a good class coming in and we have a good group coming back.”
Three Sedgwick errors in the bottom of the fifth led to nine runs for Hutchinson Trinity in an 18-11 Celtic win.