MOUND CITY — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat girls earned a split with host Jayhawk-Linn High’s Jayhawks Thursday. The MVHS boys remain winless in 2010.
Jayhawk-Linn blanked Marmaton Valley’s girls 10-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. MVHS head coach Brenda Mills said her team committed a lot of defensive errors.
“We had some great hits but we couldn’t string things together. We stranded runners,” Mills said.
Shelby Norman took the pitching loss for the Wildcat girls. She gave up three hits, walked four and struck out three.
Kacie Shadden hit a double. Hitting a single each were Maggie Meiwes, Alysha Westhoff, Kailey Boyd and Michelle Heskett.
In the second game, it was a different story for the Wildcats. They had 13 hits including two home runs by Shadden on their way to a 9-5 win.
“Jamee McEndree threw out three trying to steal second base as Cheyanne Miller applied the tags. Johanna Northcutt and MaRyiah Cavender made catches in the outfield,” Mills said.
Marmaton Valley (6-8) scored six runs in the third and led 9-2 after 6 1⁄2 innings. Mills said Meiwes did a good job of pitching out trouble after the Jayhawks had scored three runs and had runners on base in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
Meiwes gave up five hits, walked four and had one strikeout. Northcutt had three singles and Meiwes had a single and a double. Heskett hit two singles.
McEndree and Cavender each had a double. Tabitha Ford and Morgan Henry each had a single.
THE WILDCAT BOYS scored 21 runs in the opener Thursday night. Jayhawk-Linn put 27 runs on the board. Without bad luck, the Wildcats would have no luck at all in 2010.
Losing 27-21 in the first game and using four pitchers, Marmaton Valley issued 19 free passes to the Jayhawks. Jayhawk-Linn had 11 hits while Marmaton Valley had 20 hits.
“The only good thing we can take away from this game is we put some runs on the board and hit the ball very well,” said Wildcat baseball head coach Derek Scharff.
Tanner Lewis, Nathan Whitcomb, Ryan Smith and Gage Stewart pitched for the Cats.
Stewart and Taylor Lhuillier each had three singles and a double. Lewis hit two singles and a double. Jimmy Frey and Derrick Carr each had a single and double.
Jared Kale had two singles. Cole Becker and Austin Harrison each doubled. Nathan Smart singled.
Frye pitched four innings in the second game and didn’t give up a run until the third inning. The Wildcats were up 3-2 but lost 9-3.
Frye was charged with five runs on five hits and one hit batter plus had two strikeouts. Lhuillier pitched two innings in relief, giving up two runs on two hits and had three strikeouts.
Frye had three base hits and Lewis had two singles. Lhuillier hit a single and a double. Becker and Carr each doubles. Stewart had a single.
The Wildcat boys are 0-13 for the season.
Marmaton Valley’s teams go to Chetopa Tuesday.