MV sweeps Uniontown to wrap up regular season

Marmaton Valley High's softball team ended the regular season with a pair of wins over rival Uniontown. Next up for the Wildcats is the Class 2-1A Regional Tournament.

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May 14, 2021 - 4:23 PM

Marmaton Valley High's Tayven Sutton avoids a pitch Thursday against Uniontown. Photo by Halie Luken

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s softball team ended its regular season on a high note Thursday.

The Wildcats extended their winning streak to 10 with 9-3 and 5-2 victories over rival Uniontown.

Next up is the Class 2-1A Regional Tournament, which gets underway at 4 p.m. Monday at Jayhawk-Linn. The Wildcats (13-5) will take on Marais des Cygnes Valley (3-12).

Marmaton Valley High’s Mykayla Ard delivers a pitch Thursday against Uniontown.Photo by Halie Luken

And while it’s never wise to look too far ahead — after all, a potential rematch with Uniontown is in the offing if the Wildcats win — there’s a chance for another shot for MV to take on the top seed Jayhawk-Linn squad in the championship.

The Jayhawks swept Marmaton Valley in a doubleheader April 15, including a 4-3 squeaker.

Marmaton Valley hasn’t lost a game since then.

On Thursday, the Wildcats spotted Uniontown a 2-0 lead, but took the upper hand with a five-run fourth inning. Kendall Scharff and Roslyn Houk had RBI singles, while Brooklyn Adams had an RBI double in the frame.  Marmaton Valley tacked on an insurance run in the fifth, and finished off the fun with three in the sixth, including Tayven Sutton’s two-run double.

Kayla Ard gave up eight hits in her complete game victory. She struck out seven.

Sutton led the offense with a single and double, while Payton Scharff and Adams each had a double. Kendall Scharff, Bailey LaRue and Houk all had singles.

Marmaton Valley High’s Zoe Sneed snares a line drive Thursday against Uniontown.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

KENDALL Scharff took over pitching responsibilities in the finale, and didn’t allow a baserunner until the fifth inning. She finished with a complete game two-hitter. She struck out seven.

Houk doubled and came around to score in a three-run third inning. Kendall Scharff aided her own cause with two RBIs in the frame. LaRue and Adams singled to start the fourth before LaRue eventually came around to score to make it 4-0.

Payton Scharff doubled and scored on LaRue’s grounder to complete the scoring in the fifth.

Aly Ard singled.

Mykayla Ard had a double and three walks. Houk also had a double and a run. Scharff had a double and two runs. Adams had a pair of singles. LaRue and Gracie Yoho both had singles.

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