Lady Wildcats stunned by Hutch Trinity

MOUNDRIDGE— It was a season to remember for the Moundridge High School softball team, but was cut short after losing to Hutchinson Trinity 5-4 after going extra innings in the Class 2-1A Regional Semifinals on Tuesday.

Trinity had the edge over Moundridge in hits 9-6. Errors became an issue for the Lady Wildcats after recording nine. Also Jordan Galliger, for Hutch Trinity recorded 16 strikeouts and pitching a complete game. Makenzie Elmore had a solid day as she pitched 10 strikeouts.

Erin Durst led the Lady Wildcats with three hits off four bats. Moundridge had five stolen bases.

The Wildcats trailed 2-1 in the third, until they tied up in the bottom fourth, and captured the lead a 3-2 lead in the bottom six.

In the seventh inning, the Celtics added two more runs to regain the lead, and Moundridge had to settle for one, which tied the game, forcing to go an extra inning. It came down to the ninth inning when Trinity scored off an error to make it a 5-4 game. Moundridge had opportunities to collect more runs but came up short. Trinity advanced to the regional championship and beat out Marion High School 5-4. Moundridge finished the season with a record of 15-3.

Inman survives Moundridge

ELLINWOOD—Moundridge High School baseball team reunited with Inman once again with higher stakes during the Class 2-1A regionals. The Teutons beat out the Wildcats 5-4 and will advance to semifinals on Thursday. Moundridge finished the season with an 8-11 record.

The Teutons were in control early on when they led 3-0 in the bottom first. It was a pitching battle throughout the rest of the game. After going scoreless for five innings, the Wildcats caught a break after picking up four runs off four hits in the top six but was still down by one run. Moundridge couldn't tie the game, and Inman's defense came through with the win.

Collin Kohl started on the mound for Moundridge and finished the game seven strikeouts in a losing effort. Landen Snyder was the winning pitcher for the Teutons. He only allowed four hits and four runs.

The Teutons will face top-seed Sedgwick High School on Thursday at 2 p.m. Little River High School is in the same the bracket and also advanced to the semifinals after beating Ellinwood High School 18-3 in four innings. The Redskins, a No. 2 seed, will face third seed Ellis High School immediately after Sedgwick-Inman game. Winner in the semifinals will move on to the championship round on the same day.

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