SOFTBALL

Class 2-1A

Chase Co. 7, Moundridge 1

GALVA — The Moundridge Wildcat softball team ended the season with a 7-1 loss to the Chase County Bulldogs Tuesday in the Class 2-1A regional semifinals in Galva.

Chase County scored four runs in the second inning on three hits, two walks, an error and a hit batter. The Bulldogs added three runs in the fifth inning on five hits and a hit batter.

A pair of hits and an error led to a Moundridge run in the top of the sixth.

Danae Reyer went two for two hitting for Chase County, driving in two runs. CeCe Locmiller went two for four with two RBIs. Brylee Potter went two for three with an RBI.

Taylon Potts went two for three hitting for Moundridge with an RBI. Keira Sebrant went two for three hitting.

Audrey Tubach went the distance for Chase County, allowing six hits, an unearned run, a walk and seven strikeouts. Makenzie Elmore took the loss for Moundridge, allowing four earned runs, nine hits, a walk and three strikeouts.

Moundridge ends the season 14-8. Chase County, 16-6, downed Hillsboro 3-0 in the regional finals and advances to state next weekend in Pratt.

Moundridge;000;001;0;—1;6;1

Chase Co.;040;030;x;—7;9;4

Elmore (L) and K.Sebrant; Tubach (W) and Vandergrift.

BASEBALL

Class 2-1A

Moundridge 3, Medicine Lodge 0

Spearville 5, Moundridge 3

MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge High School baseball team ended the season after a 5-3 loss to Spearville in the finals of the Class 2-1A Regionals Tuesday in Moundridge.

In the semifinals, Moundridge downed Medicine Lodge 3-0.

In the championship game, Spearville scored four runs in the second inning and added a run in the fourth. Moundridge scored three runs in the fifth inning.

No player had more than one hit in the game. Kenny Zimmerman and Alex Fisher each drove in two runs for Spearville. Collin Kohl drove in two runs for Moundridge.

Kolby Stein went five innings for the win for Spearville, allowing three runs on two hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Zimmerman finished the game for the save, allowing a hit, a walk and two strikeouts.

Kohl took the loss for Moundridge, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

Spearville improves to 16-2 and advances to the state tournament next weekend in Great Bend.

“The fourth inning cost us the game I felt,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “There were a couple of bloop hits that I thought we could have got outs on, followed by a error on a ball that took a bad bounce. Spearville plated four runs that inning and never looked back. We fought back with three runs in the fifth and had runners in scoring position in the seventh but could not get them home to tie the game. Collin Kohl pitched a nice game on the hill for us. Giving up only two earned runs could have been enough but our defense, which played well all day. Kohl also helped his cause with a two-rbi double in the fifth to get us back in the game. We came up short but never quit and battled until the end.

“We were playing out best baseball the last two days and as a coach, that is all you can ask of your team. We gave ourselves a chance to win at the end.”

In the semifinals, Chris Leddy tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout, allowing four walks with seven strikeouts.

Drew Honas took the loss for Medicine Lodge, 12-7, allowing one earned run on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

Moundridge scored a run in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth.

No player had more than one hit in the game.

“Chris Leddy pitched a great game,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “A two-hit shutout against a team that was 14-6 coming in is a solid outing. He pitched out of a jam in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and no outs. He got a strike-out, a pop-up to the catcher, and a ground ball right back to him. That was a great boost after we had just scored in the top of the inning on a suicide squeeze attempt that was a wild pitch. We added some insurance runs in the sixth on a lead-off double by Bryant Olson and base hit by Luke Ratzlaff. We then scored our third run on a dropped third strike and a throwing error by the catcher, plating Peyton Fast who scored from first base.”

Moundridge ends the season 9-14.

“I will miss my nine seniors, especially my son, Noah,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “He was always patrolling center field and he was fun to coach and watch. He ran down two balls today that most outfielders can't get to that saved numerous runs. I will miss him.”

Semifinals

Moundridge;000;102;0;—3;6;2

Medicine Lg.;000;000;0;—0;2;3

Leddy (W) and n/a; Hones (L) and n/a.

Finals

Moundridge;000;030;0;—3;3;4

Spearville;040;100;x;—5;7;1

Kohl (L) and n/a; Stern (W), Zimmerman (S) 6 and n/a.