Moundridge softball team impressive in sweep

By Steve Sell
April 29, 2015

MOUNDRIDGE — For the feast-or-famine Moundridge softball team, Tuesday was a feast fit for queens.

The Wildcats, who either win two or lose two in doubleheaders, enjoyed the fruits of success with a sweep of Sedgwick.

Moundridge is now 8-6 on the season.

“We had a lot of good things happen for us tonight,” MHS coach Clark Wedel said. “Both Emily Knight and Elizabeth Ratzlaff pitched very well and kept Sedgwick’s batters off-balance. Offensively, we were fairly aggressive at the plate and produced some good results. Probably our biggest plus tonight was our defense. We were just solid with our ability to get the outs that were available for us. We seem to be putting some things together here towards the end of the year.”

Knight was dazzling in the 8-1 first-game victory, allowing just four hits and the only run was unearned. She did not have a walk and fanned seven.

Knight also had two hits. Baylie Blouin’s double was the lone extra-base hit.

The Wildcats eased their way to an 11-2 second-game victory, scoring all their runs in the first three innings.

Ratzlaff was touched for just four hits and struck out seven.

Michelle Schrag was immense by going 2 for 2 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Ratzlaff also had two hits. Blouin, Bethany Stucky and Chelsey Knight scored two runs each.