Lyons 12, Hesston 3
Lyons 15, Hesston 6
HESSTON — The Hesston High School softball team dropped a pair of games to Lyons Tuesday in Central Kansas League play in Hesston.
The Swather lost 12-3 and 15-6.
Hesston led the first game 1-0 after four innings, but gave up three runs in the fifth, six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
Logan Griffitt went the distance pitching for Lyons, allowing four hits with four strikeouts. Kaela Wade took the loss for Hesston, striking out six.
Tayla Link, Ashley Fierro and Alexis Villaineva each went three for five hitting with two RBIs for Lyons. Daci Stover went two for four with two RBIs.
Alaina Dunlavy went two for three with an RBI for Hesston.
In the second game, Lyons led 8-5 after three innings and continued to pull away.
Griffitt went the distance in the second game, striking out five. Lindsey Jones went 5.2 innings for Hesston, striking out five. Emily Schmidt finished the game.
Bailey Hollinger led Lyons, going two for four with two RBIs. Villaineva also drove in two runs. Kassidy Clark went two for two with an RBI. Griffitt went two for three with an RBI.
Kailey Jo Ince went three for four hitting for Hesston.
Liz Lumbreras and Machenzie Koehn each went two for four. Dunlavy and Lumbreras each drove in two runs, while Koehn drove in one.
Hesston is 0-4 and hosts Kingman today.
Griffitt (W) and Fierro; Wade (L) and Dunlavy.
Griffitt (W) and Fierro, Keyes 7; Jones (L), Schmidt 6 and Dunlavy, Ziegler 6.
Marion 15, Moundridge 12
Marion 20, Moundridge 18
MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcat softball team dropped a pair of high-scoring games to Marion Thursday in HOAL play at Grasshopper Park.
Moundridge fell 15-12 and 20-18.
In the first game, Moundridge led 7-4 after three innings, but gave up six runs in the top of the fourth. The Wildcats tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Marion outscored Moundridge 5-2 in the seventh to claim the win.
Keira Sebrant drove in three runs for Moundridge. Alea Durst went two for three with an RBI.
Zizi Sebrant went seven innings for the Wildcats, allowing nine earned runs on 12 hits with seven walks and nine strikeouts.
In the second game, Marion scored nine runs in the top of the first, but Moundridge scored five runs in the bottom of the first and five more in the second. Marion outscored the Wildcats 6-4 in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the fifth.
Moundridge scored four runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, but Marion scored two runs in the seventh for the win.
Makenzie Elmore went two for five hitting with a home run and four RBIs to lead Moundridge. Zizi Sebrant went three for five with three RBIs. Taylor Potts went two for four with three RBIs. Keira Sebrant went three for three with two RBIs. Katie Castor drove in two runs. Erin Durst went three for five with an RBI. Jasmine Walls drove in two runs.
Elmore took the loss for Moundridge.
The Wildcats are 2-2 and play today at Hutchinson Trinity.
Overton (W) and M.Sigel; Z.Sebrant (L) and K.Sebrant.
Waner, Overton (W) 2 and M.Sigal; Elmore (L) and Durst. HR — Mo.: Elmore.
Hesston 12, Lyons 2
Hesston 10, Lyons 3
HESSTON — The Hesston High School baseball team claimed its first two wins in school history, sweeping Lyons in the Swathers’ first home games at Hesston College’s Oswald Field.
Hesston won the first game 12-2 and the second game 10-3. The first fame was called after six innings on the 10-run rule.
Hesston scored in every inning of the first game. Lyons scored both of its runs in the third.
Cameron Cox threw a two-hitter to claim the first win on the mound in Swather history, allowing three walks and setting a benchmark of 13 strikeouts for future Hesston pitchers to chase.
Brady Cox went three for four with a triple and the school’s first home run. Brady Cox finished with two RBIs. Austin Griffin and Matt Whitsitt both went two for three hitting with an RBI.
Dakota Procopio and Hugo Fuentes each drove in a run for Lyons. Brayden Moore took the loss for Lyons.
In the second game, Brady Cox threw 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits with 12 strikeout and two walks. Jared Nelson finished the game, allowing two hits, walking one and striking out one. Carlos Valerio took the loss for Lyons.
Hesston scored two runs in the first inning and broke things open with five runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Cameron Cox went two for three hitting with three RBIs. Matt Whitsitt and Brenan Boles each drove in two runs.
Procopio went two for four hitting for Lyons with an RBI.
Hesston is 2-2 and is scheduled to play Kingman at 4 p.m. today.
Moore (L), Goans 5, Fuentes 5 and n/a; C.Cox (W) and n/a. HR — H: B.Cox (1).
Valerio (L) and n/a; B.Cox (W), Nelson 7 and n/a.
Pratt 10, Halstead 0
Pratt 11, Halstead 1
HALSTEAD — The Halstead Dragons dropped a pair of games to Pratt Thursday in CKL play in Halstead.
Halstead lost the first game 10-0 and the second game 11-1. The first game was called after five innings on the 10-run rule. In the doubleheader, Pratt scored in all but two innings.
In the first game, a Kaden Hill double prevented Pratt from having a no-hitter.
Kaden Evert went four innings for the win, allowing a hit, a walk and eight strikeouts. A.J. Arensdorf pitched the fifth inning, striking out two.
Noah Mendez took the loss for Halstead. Hill finished the game.
Travis Thies went three for three hitting for Pratt with an RBI.
In the second game, Pratt scored four runs in the first inning and four in the seventh. Halstead scored a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Thies drove in three runs, while Wyatt Schrag drove in two. Zach Shanline went two for three hitting. Justin Lamatsch went two for two with an RBI.
Mendez went two for three hitting for Halstead with an RBI.
Thies went four innings for the win, striking out two. Lamatsch finished the game, striking out five. Brian Casey took the loss for Halstead. Cole Herman finished the game.
Halstead is 1-3 and plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hesston.
Evert (W), Arensdorf 5 and n/a; Mendez (L), Hill 5 and n/a.
Thies (W), Lamatsch 5 and n/a; Casey (L), Herman 4 and n/a.
Marion 16, Moundridge 5
Marion 11, Moundridge 3
MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcats dropped a pair of games to Marion Thursday in HOAL play at Grasshopper Park.
Moundridge lost 16-5 and 11-3. The first game was called after five innings on the 10-run rule.
Moundridge led 5-3 after three innings, but the visiting Warriors came back with six runs in the fourth inning six seven in the fifth.
All but two Marion batters drove in a run. Sam Zinn, Blaine Mermis, Luke Lanning, Garrett Hoffner and Jacob Vonderkamp each drove in two. Corbin Wheeler went two for two with an RBI. Lanning, Evann Heidebrecht and Cooper Carpenter each added two hits.
For Marion, Noah Eichelberger and Collin Kohl each went two for three with an RBI.
Chase Stringer threw two innings of relief for the win. Chris Leddy took the loss for Moundridge.
“We had the lead going into the fourth inning and we could not get the final out of either the fourth or fifth inning, giving up 13 runs,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said, “Marion is a good team and got second at the 3A state tournament last year for a reason. They made us pay when we did not make the routine plays on defense.”
In the second game, Marion led 8-0 after three innings.
Wheeler drove in three runs. Zinn and Garrett Hoffner each went two for four.
Luke Ratzlaff and Corbin Unruh each went two for three for Moundridge. Leddy went two for four.
Jaxton Tracy threw six innings for Marion, striking out seven. Eli Hett finished the game.
Collin Kohl took the loss for Moundridge.
“Marion hit the ball very well in the second game,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “We gave up 16 walks in the game and need to get better on not trying to make the perfect and just throw strikes. Against a good team like Marion, walks will hurt you and they did to us tonight. We had niine hits but just could not string them together in one inning.
“For the two games, I thought freshman Corbin Unruh and senior Noah Eichelberger played well. Corbin has been coming on as of late and he has earned himself more playing time on defense and at the plate. Noah was on base five times and made some nice plays in the outfield.”
The Wildcats are 0-4 and play Tuesday against Remington in Whitewater.
Zinn, Stringer (W) and n/a; Leddy (L), Eichelberger 5, Unruh 5 and n/a.
Tracy (W), Hett 7 and n/a; Kohl (L), Falco 4, Knight 6 and n/a.