Sports briefs

Mark Schnabel
The Kansan

JUNIOR COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Highland CC 8, Hesston Col. 0

Highland CC 10, Hesston Col. 3

HESSTON — The Hesston College softball team ended the regular season with a pair of losses to Highland Community College Saturday in Jayhawk Conference Division II play.

Hesston fell 8-0 and 10-3.

The first game was called after six innings on the eight-run rule. The Larks were held to two hits. Emily DeMartino took the loss.

In the second game, Kimberlin Hopson had two hits and a RBI for the Larks. Teri Stanton took the loss pitching.

Hesston plays this week in the NJCAA District Tournament.

PREP SOFTBALL

Marion 3, Moundridge 2

Marion 9, Moundridge 7

MARION — The Moundridge Wildcat softball team lost a pair of HOAL games to Marion Friday in Marion.

Moundridge fell 3-2 and 9-7.

In the first game, Moundridge’s McKenzie Elmore had two hits and two RBIs. Erin Durst had two hits.

McKenzie Elmore took the loss, striking out 10.

In the second game, Reese Schmidt drove in three runs for the Wildcats. McKenzie Elmore had two hits and two RBIs.

Emily Durst took the loss pitching, striking out five.

Moundridge is 12-6.

Haven 17, Hesston 4

Haven 19, Hesston 2

HESSTON — The Hesston Swathers were swept by the Haven Wildcats Friday in Hesston.

Hesston fell 17-4 and 19-2. Both  games were called after five innings on the 10-run rule.

Emily Schmidt took the loss in the first game. Cassie Albin had two hits and an RBI.

In the second game, Schmidt and Albin each had two hits. Schmidt drove in a run.

Schmidt took the loss pitching.

Hesston is 5-13.

Sedgwick 12, H.Trinity 4

H.Trinity 11, Sedgwick 6

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinal softball team split a Heart of America League doubleheader Tuesday against Hutchinson Trinity.

Sedgwick won the first game 12-4. Trinity won the nightcap 11-6.

In the first game, Taylinn Lacey drove in eight runs on two hits, including a grand slam. Paige Brown added two hits and two RBIs.

Maya Werner pitched the win, striking out nine.

In the second game, Trinity scored 10 runs in the third inning to lead 11-3.

Lacey and Brianne Caitlin each had two hits and an RBI for Sedgwick.

Lacey took the loss. Werner struck out eight in 4.2 innings for relief.

Trinity is 6-14.

Sedgwick is 15-5, 15-3 in HOAL play, and will face Trinity next week in the first round of the Class 2-1A regionals at Trinity.

Marion 12, Remington 2

Marion 16, Remington 5

WHITEWATER — The Remington Broncos dropped a pair of HOAL games Tuesday to Marion in Whitewater.

Remington fell 12-2 and 16-5. The first game ended in five innings on the 10-run rule.

The first game was tied 2-2 after the first inning, but Marion scored in each subsequent inning.

Megan Neufeld, Shannon Taylor and Macy Sigel each drove in three runs for Marion.

Taryn Wedel and Rianna Lawler each had three hits for Remington.

Chisholm Waner pitched the win for Marion. Lawler took the loss.

In the second game, called after six innings on the 10-run rule, Marion broke the game open with a seven-run fifth inning.

Jayden May had three hits and five RBIs for Marion. Laura Savage had three hits, including a home run, with three RBIs. Megan Neufeld and Carley Wilhelm each drove in two runs.

Marissa Hays drove in three runs for Remington. Lucy Entz drove in two runs.

Wilhelm struck out six for Marion. Addy Mueller struck out three for Remington.

Remington is 10-10, 10-8 in league play.

Marion is 18-2, 17-1 in HOAL play.

Marion will be the top seed next week at the Class 2-1A regionals at Hutchinson Trinity. Remington will be either the fourth or fifth seed.

Moundridge 18, Sterling 0

Moundridge 15, Sterling 0

STERLING — The Moundridge Wildcat softball team made quick work of the Sterling Black Bears Tuesday in HOAL play in Sterling.

Moundridge won 18-0 and 15-0. The first game was called after six innings. The second game was called after three innings.

In the first game, Moundridge led 6-0, then scored 12 runs in the top of the sixth. The Wildcats were aided by seven Sterling errors.

McKenzie Elmore struck out seven in the one-hit win.

Bennie Horsch took the loss for Sterling.

Erin Durst had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs. Reese Schmidt and Kate Eichelberger each drove in two runs. Elmore hit a solo home run.

Emily Durst pitched a one-hitter in the second game, striking out three. Kaitlyn Cornelius took the loss.

Erin Durst drove in five runs on two hits, including a home run. Eichelberger drove in two runs.

Addi Falco, Schmidt, Eichelberger and Aubree Durst each added two hits.

Sterling is 1-19, 1-17 in league play.

Moundridge is 14-6 overall and in league play. The Wildcats will be the third seed in the Class 2-1A regionals at Hutchinson Trinity.

PREP BASEBALL

Marion 7, Moundridge 0

Moundridge 8, Marion 2

MARION — The Moundridge Wildcat baseball team split a Heart of America League against Marion, losing the first game 7-0 and winning the second game 8-2.

“Game one was competitive until the late innings,” Moundridge coach Jason Rains said. “Both teams pitched well and played good defense. A few mental lapses cost us. Anthony pitched a great game against a good hitting team. We could get the ball to drop on offense, but I truly believe competing with Marion in the first game gave us some belief heading into the second.”

In the first game, Marion scored three runs each in the third and sixth innings and a run in the fifth.

Moundridge was held to two hits. A Everhart took the loss.

In the second game, Moundridge trailed 2-0 after the first inning, but scored four runs in the second inning.

Wyatt Falco had two hits and two RBIs. Logan Churchill had two hits with an RBI.

Falco struck out eight in  three innings. Jon Schlosser struck out four in four innings for the win.

“The second game the guys seemed to play loose and with more focus,” Jason Rains said. “Wyatt and Jon combined to pitch well enough to keep us in good position the entire game. Our hitters had a great approach the second game. We took what their pitchers gave us and capitalized when we had opportunities. Ty Rains played the lead off role perfectly, going for two with a walk and a HBP, multiple steals and runs scored.”

Hesston 4, Hillsboro 2

Hillsboro 5, Hesston 0

HESSTON — The Hesston Swather baseball team split a doubleheader Tuesday against Hillsboro.

Hesston won the first game 4-2. Hillsboro won the second game 5-0.

In the first game, Hesston scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Brady Cox threw a complete game, striking out 12. Cody Wohlgemuth, Gunnar Lewis and Whit Rhodes each had two hits for Hesston.

Matt Potucek and Phillip Young each had two hits and an RBI for Hillsboro.

Landon Roberts took the loss.

In the second game, Potucek pitched a complete-game win, striking out seven. Wohlgemuth took the loss, striking out nine in six innings.

Potucek drove in two runs for Hillsboro.

Hillsboro is 10-10. Hesston is 14-5, 12-5 in CKL play. Both teams will play next week in the Class 3A regionals in Council Grove. 

Pratt 12, Halstead 4

Pratt 10, Halstead 3

HALSTEAD — The Halstead Dragon baseball team dropped a pair of games to Pratt Tuesday in CKL play in Halstead.

Halstead fell 12-4 and 10-3.

In the first game, Pratt broke the game open with a six-run seventh inning.

Chandler Drake, Jackson Swift and Patrick Mueller each had two hits for Halstead.

Drake took the loss pitching.

In the second game, Pratt scored five runs in the top of the seventh to break open the game.

Kaleb Wise drove in two runs for Halstead. Jase Mueller took the loss.

Halstead is 9-11, 9-9 in CKL play. Halstead plays next week in the Class 3A regionals in Kingman.

JUCO WOMEN’S SOCCER

Pratt CC 4, Hesston Col. 1

HESSTON — The Hesston College women’s soccer team fell to Pratt Community College 4-1 Saturday.

Quemberli Merida scored three goals for Pratt. Paige Strausberg also scored a goal.

Aydan Everett scored for Hesston.

Bethany Masters had three saves for Hesston.

The Larks are 1-6 and play at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central (Neb.) Community College-Columbus.

HC baseball team falls

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Hesston College baseball team ended the regular season with a 10-1 loss to Kansas City (Kan.) Community College Monday in Kansas City.

The Larks scored in the top of the first. Kansas City scored in every inning but the second and eighth.

Cale Adams had three hits and three RBIs for KCKCC. Eli Prine had two hits and an RBI for Hesston.

Alan Mercado pitched two innings of relief for KCKCC for the win. Hesston used eight pitchers with Edgar Vera taking the loss.

The Blue Devils are 29-18. Hesston falls to 29-21 and faces National Park College at 1 p.m. Thursday in the NJCAA Division II District playoffs in Enid, Okla.

Surge falls in home opener

WICHITA — The Wichita Wind Surge made its year-delayed home debut, falling to the Amarillo Sod Poodles 3-2 Tuesday at Riverfront Stadium.

Amarillo scored in the top of the fourth on a two-run single by Ryder Jones. Wichita tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on RBI singles for Caleb Hamilton and Roy Morales.

Geraldo Perdomo scored the game-winner with an RBI single in the top of the seventh.

Edgar Arrendondo (3-0) threw two innings of relief for the win, striking out four. Junior Garcia struck out two in 1.2 innings for his fourth save of the season.

Jovani Moran took the loss for the Surge, falling to 1-1.

Both teams are 5-2. The two teams play through Sunday.

Thunder downs Mavericks

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder scored four unanswered goals to start the game, en route to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Mavericks Tuesday in ECHL play at the INTRUST Bank Arena.

Spencer Dorowicz scored a goal with an assist to lead Wichita. Ryan White, Stephen Johnson, Jay Dickman and Peter Crinella each added a goal. Brayden Watts had two assists.

Evan Buitenhuis had 38 saves in goal for Wichita.

Lane Scheidl scored both goals for the Mavericks. Andrew Shortridge had 19 saves. Matt Greenfield had seven saves.

With 11 games remaining, Wichita is 37-16-6-2 and moves into first place in the ECHL Western Conference. Kansas City falls to 23-26-8-2 and is in seventh place in the conference.

Wichita opens a three-game home stand against Rapid City at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:05 p.m. Sunday.

YOUTH BASEBALL

Hutchinson Hornets 12U 7, Hesston Swathers 12U 0

Hesston Swathers 12U 15, Newton Baseball Club-Weeks 12U 0

Hutchinson Hornets 12U 12, Newton Baseball Club-Weeks 12U 0

Hesston Swathers 12U 15, Henion Storm Chasers 12U 4

Hutchinson Hornets 8U 5, Newton Railers 8U 0

Buhler Konrade 11, Newton Railers 8U 2