GALVA — Moundridge’s softball team dropped the offensive hammer twice on county rival Canton-Galva on Friday.
A 10-run fourth inning broke open a close first game as the Wildcats went on to cruise to a 17-4 rout.
The Wildcats’ patience was rewarded as they were the beneficiary of 18 free passes. Michelle Schrag did have a double and three RBIs for Moundridge. Chelsey Knight had a triple.
Emily Knight was the winning pitcher.
Taylor Everett had two hits and scored two runs for C-G and Autumn Colgin also had two hits.
Moundridge completed the sweep with a 12-1 win as Elizabeth Ratzlaff threw a four-hitter to pick up the win. Big offensive games were by Baylie Blouin (two hits), Zaelynn Foth (two hits, two RBIs, three runs) and Brynne Wedel (two hits, two RBIs).
Colgin drove in the only run for C-G.
It was the Wildcats’ first wins after going 0-4 to start the season.
“It was nice to get on a winning trend with this team,” Moundridge coach Clark Wedel said. “Our pitchers were both solid tonight and our defense was improved over the recent games. It just seemed like our kids relaxed a little tonight. Offensively, I saw a better approach at the plate from several players. We will need to keep this trend going throughout the season.”