HUTCHINSON — A split with Hutchinson Trinity on Friday has left the Moundridge softball team with a 9-5 record.
The Wildcats were all smiles in the first game, rolling to a 9-4 victory. Michelle Schrag was electric by going 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. Zaelynn Foth and Jadah Moore added two hits. Moore and Hope Wedel drove in two runs apiece. Wedel was the winner and Emily Knight sealed the deal in relief.
“We tallied 11 hits in the game, so this was a good offensive outing for us,” MHS coach Clark Wedel said. “Probably more importantly we were able to produce runs with some timely hits. Defensively, we were sound for the most part. We did a good job of making some nice plays that got us out of some tough spots. Overall, this was a good win for us.”
In the second game, Chelsey Knight was 3 for 4, while other contributors were Emily Knight (two RBIs) and Wedel (two hits). Knight took the loss, though just four of the Celtic runs were earned.
“This game seemed to be the opposite in that we struggled to produce runs and Trinity seemed to get big hits when they needed them producing run opportunities,” Wedel said. “We were a little suspect defensively in this game, so we will need to tighten that up at we head toward the end of the season. It seemed that we weren't quite as engaged at the plate as we need to be and this spilled over to our defense at times.”