Softball Wildcats split with Cardinals

By Steve Sell
April 14, 2017

BROOKVILLE — Moundridge’s softball team won and lost in a doubleheader with Ell-Saline on Thursday.

The Wildcats were solid in Game 1 with a 5-1 decision behind the outstanding pitching of Jadah Moore, who limited the Cardinals to six hits and an unearned run. She didn’t have a walk and fanned three.

Zaelynn Foth was 3 for 4 to lead MHS, which also received two hits from Chelsey Knight.

“We were on point as a team during this game,” MHS coach Aaron Annis said. “Everything was working. We were hitting the ball in the gaps and making plays on defense. I was impressed with Jadah Moore’s pitching today. For the first time in her career, she didn’t have any walks.”

MHS was a half-inning away from a sweep, but the Cardinals scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off 7-6 win. MHS had taken a 6-5 lead in the top of the inning with two runs.

Moore had two hits and four RBIs to lead Moundridge. 

“We just weren’t mentally tough during this game” Annis said. “We made a good run in the top of the seventh when we were down one and had runners in scoring position. Jadah had a great hit to the fence scoring Ellen Durst and Chelsey Knight to take the lead. I think this three-day weekend is just what we need to regroup and get ready for Tuesday’s doubleheader versus Canton-Galva.”