Indians survive nightcap, 5-4
BY JIM MISUNAS
ELLINWOOD – Larned scored two seventh-inning runs to sweep Ellinwood in Friday’s non-league softball doubleheader 9-3 and 5-4.
Larned (4-2, 2-2 CKL) travels to Nickerson (0-4) Tuesday. Ellinwood (3-3) plays at Ellsworth Tuesday.
LARNED 9, ELLINWOOD 3 (G1) – Untimely errors cost Ellinwood as the Eagles yielded six unearned runs. Three Larned runs scored on passed balls and wild pitches. Five runs scored on errors.
Larned scored four first-inning runs. Baylea Perez scored on a passed ball. Alea Makings scored on wild pitch. Nikki Taylor’s double scored Lynzi Myrick. Shaylee Martin scored on a passed ball.
Larned’s Makings and Grandy scored on a second-inning error for a 6-0 lead. Taylor, Ivory Muldrow and Perez scored on sixth-inning errors, but Makings was credited with an RBI on her groundball.
Ellinwood’s Kaitlyn Pohlman singled and Anahi Mendez and Ashlynn Raya singled to load the bases. Pohlman scored on a passed ball. But pitcher Nikki Taylor retired Kaitlyn Panning, Teigan Torres and Brooke McReynolds to work out of trouble.
The Eagles’ Lauren Petz scored on a passed ball and Elaina Hernandez scored on Raya’s bases-loaded walk for a 9-3 final.
LARNED 5, ELLINWOOD 4 (G1) – Larned escaped an upset bid when Lynzi Myrick’s tripled scored Makings after a seventh-inning double for a 4-4 tie. Myrick scored the game-winning run.
Myrick singled home Makings for a 1-0 first-inning lead.
Ellinwood scored three fourth-inning runs. Elaina Hernandez singled home Lauren Petz. Anahi Mendez singled home Hernandez and Pohlman for a 3-1 lead.
Makings doubled home Perez and Makings scored for a 3-3 tie after five innings. Ellinwood’s Jocelyn Brown scored on a steal after the Eagles opened with a hit batter and two walks off Baylea Perez. Reliever Nikki Taylor retired the final six batters to earn the victory.
Larned 420 003 0 – 9 7 0
Ellinwood 000 001 2 – 3 5 6
Taylor, Perez (7) and Martin. Torres and Panning. W—Taylor. L—Torres. 2B—L—Taylor, Mead; E—Pohlman.
Larned 100 020 2 – 5 11 2
Ellinwood 000 301 0 – 4 6 3
Perez, Taylor (6) and Martin. Torres and Panning. W—Taylor. L—Torres. 2B—L—Makings, Mead. 3B—L—Myrick.
Lyons 4-0 4-0
Hoisington 4-0 4-0
Haven 2-0 2-2
Pratt 3-1 3-1
Smoky Valley 2-2 2-4
Halstead 2-2 2-2
Larned 1-3 3-3
Hillsboro 0-2 0-2
Hesston 0-4 1-5
Nickerson 0-4 0-4
Hoisington at Pratt
Larned at Nickerson
Hesston at Haven
Hillsboro at Smoky Valley
Lyons at Halstead