Ellinwood softball sweeps Ellis
ELLIS — Ellinwood pitcher Tegan Torres earned two wins and Ellinwood scored 37 runs to sweep past Ellis 18-7 and 19-8 in a softball doubleheader.
Ellinwood (6-2) plays Great Bend (5-3) and Hoisington (6-2) Thursday at Hoisington. Ellis (0-10) plays Sylvan-Lucas Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD 18, ELLIS 7 (G1) — Torres and Brooke McReynolds each drilled three-run doubles and the Eagles drew 17 walks.
Ellinwood’s Ashlynn Raya and Kaitlynn Panning scored on first-inning passed balls. Railroaders August Sinclair, Morgan Bittel, Peyton Reece and Tessa Cuccia drove home first-inning runs.
Torres drilled a bases-loaded double and Anahi Mendez delivered an RBI single for a 6-4 lead. Ellis’ Cora Millbourne scored a third-inning run. McReynolds hit a three-run double and Lauren Petz singled home McReynolds for a 10-5 lead.
Sinclair hit a run-scoring double and scored on a passed ball for a 10-7 score.
Petz keyed a five-inning fifth inning with an RBI hit and Torres, McReynolds and Mendez scored on errors for a 15-7 lead. Mendez, Raya and Panning delivered RBI singles for an 18-7 lead.
ELLINWOOD 19, ELLIS 8 (G2) — McReynolds drove home five runs and Panning drove in four runs with four hits. The Eagles drew 10 walks.
Panning, Jocelyn Brown and Emily Magner had RBIs in a five-run first inning. Ellis’ Clara Crawford and Cuccia hit -run singles for a 5-4 score. Torres ripped a two-run double and Brown singled home McReynolds for an 8-4 lead.
Sinclair’s RBI single made it 8-5. Grace Beisner hit an RBI triple for an 8-8 tie after four innings.
Panning and McReynolds delivered two-run hits and Petz and Magner added RBIs hits for a 15-8 lead after five innings. McReynolds drilled a two-run double and Panning and Brown drove home runs in a clinching four-run sixth inning.
Ellinwood 240 450 3 — 18 10 0
Ellis 401 200 0 — 7 7 2
Torres and Panning. Schmidt, Cox (4) and Bittel. W—Torres. L—Bittel. 2B—Ellinwood, Torres, McReynolds; Ellis—Born, Sinclair.
Ellinwood 530 074 — 19 17 4
Ellis 412 100 — 8 9 1
Torres and Panning. Johnson, Beisner (2), Schmidt (5) and Bittel. W—Torres. L—Beisner. 2B—Ellinwood—Torres 2, Panning 2, Petz, McReynolds; Ellis—Born, Bittel, Beisner. 3B—Ellis—Cuccia, Beisner.