Herington hands Moundridge two softball losses

By Steve Sell
May 11, 2014

HERINGTON — It was a couple of hard-luck defeats Friday for the Moundridge softball team.

The Wildcats journeyed to Herington and came home with 5-2 and 6-5 defeats.

“This was a disappointing game for us,” MHS coach Clark Wedel said of the opener. “We really struggled at the plate. It seemed like we just weren't locked in on the pitcher.  We totaled only four hits for the game. We must have better plate appearances.  Defensively, we played pretty decent. Hope Wedel pitched a nice game for us as she only gave up four hits as well.  Unfortunately, one was a three-run home run (in the sixth inning) that proved to be the difference in the game.”  

No Wildcat had an extra-base hit and none collected more than one single. Wedel walked only one and fanned four.

The second game was even more disheartening.

“This was a heart-breaker,” Wedel said. “We really bounced back from our first game pretty well.  We were much more aggressive offensively. I really liked our fight in this game. We made a nice comeback in the top of the seventh to tie it and then let it slip away in the bottom.  I would give Herington credit in this game as they hit the ball pretty well.”

Baylie Blouin was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Elizabeth Ratzlaff had two hits and scored two runs. Emily Knight took the loss.

Moundridge, 11-7, hosts Canton-Galva on Monday.