Yates Center gets home sweep over Marmaton Valley

High School Softball: Yates Center and Marmaton Valley

Yates Center softball faced little resistance when they hosted Marmaton Valley on Monday, sweeping the Lady Cats.

Yates Center won the first game 13-4 and the second 16-1. The home Lady Cats moved to 7-1 this season and their visiting counterparts fell to 5-5.

In game one, they were all tied up at one heading into the bottom of the second when Yates Center reeled off five runs followed by another run in the bottom of the third to take a 7-1 lead.

Marmaton Valley got across two runs in the top of the fourth to get them within four but a run in the bottom of the fifth and six runs in the bottom of the sixth put the game well out of reach.

Lady Cats starter Taylor Jacobs earned the win allowing three runs (none earned) on two hits and four walks while striking out five.

Marmaton Valley’s Karlie Stephens earned the loss allowing 14 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits and five walks. Stephens struck out five.

The Wildcats racked up five errors in the game.

Jordan Weseloh and Emma Chrisman led the way for Yates Center offensively, recording two hits and four RBI’s.

Kayla Ard led for Marmaton Valley with two RBI’s on two hits.

IN GAME TWO, the home Lady Cats got out in front early, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first, a run in the bottom of the second and two more in the bottom of the third to take a commanding 10-0 lead.

Marmaton Valley got a run in the top of the fourth but Yates Center scored six in the bottom of the fourth to put the game away.

Madi Collins got the win for Yates Center, pitching the full four innings while allowing one run on four hits and two walks to go along with five strikeouts.

Ard got saddled with the loss, allowing 16 runs on nine hits and 14 walks. She also struck out three batters.

Jacobs and Katelynn Jones led the way for Yates Center with two hits and three RBI’s.

Ard was the lone Marmaton Valley player to grab multiple hits, getting two to go along with one RBI.

Yates Center will travel to Crest on Thursday while Marmaton Valley will host Uniontown.

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