MARION — Moundridge’s softball team was finally able to open its season on Thursday, losing a couple of close games to Marion.
The Warriors were a 13-9 winner in the first game. The Wildcats had baserunners galore, as they collected 10 hits and drew 12 walks, but still came up short.
Big Wildcat hitters were Zaelynn Foth (two hits), Keira Sebrant (two RBIs) and Taylon Potts (two hits). Chelsey Knight scored three times. Moore took the loss on the mound, though she did fan six.
The nightcap was more of a midseason-form game, as the Warriors won a 4-3 decision in walk-off fashion in the seventh inning.
Foth had two hits, one a double, Sebrant also hit a double.
The Wildcats lost despite outhitting the Warriors, 8-6.
“This was a dogfight to the end. I thought we were going to go extra innings, but their hitting found a hole in our defense to bring in the game-winning run,” MHS coach Aaron Annis said. “We played much better in the second game. Natalie Kaufman made a great catch and throw home to keep a runner at third in the seventh.”
Annis said freshman pitcher Zizi Sebrant impressed him in the second game and sees a lot of potential in her.
The Wildcats play at home today against Trinity Catholic.