Softball Wildcats sweep Teutons

By Steve Sell
April 29, 2017

MOUNDRIDGE – Moundridge’s softball team walked it off in Game 2 against Inman 14-13 after dominating Game 1 17-2 on Friday as the Wildcats had a sweep of the day.

The second game was much more intense as it was a wild roller-coaster ride for both teams.

Moundridge led 8-2 early, but Inman charged back to take a 9-8 lead in the top of the fifth. Back came the Wildcats, capturing an 11-9 lead, only to see Inman draw within 11-10 in the sixth. The Wildcats tacked on two runs in the bottom of the inning, but Inman’s three runs in the seventh tied it up.

Undaunted, Moundridge scored on an error in the seventh to win it.

“We got off to a great start on offense, but slowed down throughout the game,” MHS coach Aaron Annis said. “Zaelynn Foth led the team with a few great hits. They had a hard time with our baserunning as we stayed aggressive all night. I thought Zizi Sebrant did a nice job coming into pitch in the fifth when we had bases loaded and no outs. I’m excited to see how this team finishes the season, as we have six more games left before playoffs.”

Foth, Jadah Moore and Keira Seibrant had two hits each in the win, with Moore driving in three. Ashtyn Schroeder had two hits and three RBIs for the Teutons and Macy DeWitt added two hits.

In Game 1, the Wildcats rocketed out of the gates with five runs in the first and five in the second to decide the outcome.

Foth had a monster game by going 4 for 4 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Zizi Sebrant added three hits, while Moore, Keira Sebrant and Makayla Waltner had two each. Bre Winkel had two hits for Inman.

“We were hitting the ball non-stop tonight,” Annis said. “The team came ready to play and it showed in the first game with our defense stepping up and making plays, to scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Making Inman play catch-up the whole first game, the girls never took the pedal off the gas. I was very pleased with our hitting.”