Softball Wildcats crush Sedgwick twice

By Steve Sell
April 09, 2014

SEDGWICK — Moundridge’s softball team bounced back in a big way on Tuesday against Sedgwick.

The Wildcats, who had opened their season last week with a pair of run-rule losses, exploded on the Cardinals for 14-6 and 24-1 victories to level their season record at 2-2.

“We had a great night swinging the bats tonight,” MHS coach Clark Wedel said. “Whenever you can have 14 hits in each game you have to like your chances. Secondly, we also had two quality pitching performances from Emily Knight and Elizabeth Ratzlaff. I was pleased with how we bounced back from our first outing.”

Knight was the winner in the first game, striking out nine.

Chelsey Knight ripped three hits and drove in three runs to lead MHS. Michelle Schrag pounded a pair of doubles, good for three RBIs. Brooke Holloway had two hits and two RBIs, Brynne Wedel had two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Baylie Blouin contributed two hits.

MHS scored seven runs in the third to break it open, then tacked on five more in the fourth.

The second game was a walkover, as MHS scored 12 times in the first, three more runs in the second and nine in the third, which made it easy for Ratzlaff to pick up the win. She struck out six in the three innings and not did allow a hit.

Everybody starred offensively, but the headliners were Blouin (three hits, five RBIs), Scharg (three hits, five RBIs) and Wedel (two hits, three RBIs). Five other Wildcats drove in two runs each.

MHS plays host to Marion on Friday.