Swathers 1-3 in recent softball action

By Steve Sell
May 09, 2017

HESSTON — Hesston High’s softball team has gone just 1-3 over its last four games, but it isn’t because of a lack of hitting.

The Swathers played Hoisington on May 2 and Hillsboro on May 5 and pounded the ball in all four games.

Hoisington won the first game 13-3, though Hesston did come up with nine hits. Emily Shirley was 3 for 3 to lead the Swathers and Kinsley Miller added two hits.

The Swathers had ample chances to gain the split, but came up short in a 12-11 loss. The bats were again booming as Hesston accumulated 13 hits. Miller stayed hot with three hits, while Shirley, Alaina Dunlavy and Emma Krehbiel all added two.

The Swathers got back on the winning track in Game 1 against Hillsboro as a six-run fourth inning sparked a 10-8 victory. Shirley was 4 for 4 and drove in three runs. Jada Mininger had two hits and two RBIs. Kayla Ewert picked the win. 

Hillsboro charged back for a 19-6 success in Game 2 for the split. There were no shortage of hits for the Swathers as they totaled 15.  Miller’s three hits were tops, while Shirley, Krehbiel, Makenzie Koehn, Rylie Schilling and Kyler Evancho all had two.