MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s softball team will take momentum into postseason play as it swept county rival Canton-Galva on Monday to finish the regular season with a 13-7 record.
The Wildcats were a 16-6 winner in the first game.
“This game was a struggle for us,” Wildcat coach Clark Wedel said. “We really did not hit the ball very well and yet we scored quite a few runs. We allowed several hits from Canton-Galva and also allowed more walks than usual. Even with these concerns, we were still able to end the game early. Our defense was solid as we played through six innings without an error. It's always nice to get a win when the weather is cold.”
The Eagles led 4-3 after 3 1/2 innings, but Moundridge struck for five runs in the fourth and seven more in the fifth.
The Wildcats took advantage of 15 walks as they actually had only seven hits. It was the B and B Show, as Baylie Blouin had two hits and five RBIs, while Brooke Holloway had two hits and four RBIs. Jadah Moore also had two hits.
Erika Smith had two hits for C-G. Emily Knight was the winner for Moundridge.
In Game 2, the Wildcats put it away with six runs in the sixth inning.
“Once again we had a slow start to this game,” Wedel said. “The game remained close until we pulled away in the fifth and sixth innings. This was a better game for us as we tallied 12 hits and several players had nice offensive outings. Hope Wedel pitched a solid game for us as she scattered five hits over six innings and only walked one. Our defense was solid behind her as well.”
Holloway stayed hot, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Zaelynn Foth was 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Hope Wedel added two hits and Brynne Wedel drove in two runs.
Jennifer Likes had two hits for C-G.