MVHS teams split with Chetopa

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat baseball team tuned up for next week’s Class 2-1A regional with a doubleheader sweep of Chetopa Thursday at home.
The Wildcat boys won 8-3 and 9-1, running their overall record to 8-8.
Marmaton Valley High’s softball team didn’t fare as well. The Wildcat girls lost to Chetopa 9-6 and 13-2. They are 2-13 going into Class 2-1A regional softball play Monday.
The Wildcat girls host Yates Center (2-14) at 6 p.m. in Moran Monday to open regional play. The semifinals and final are at Humboldt Tuesday.
Marmaton Valley’s boys take on host Yates Center (14-4) in a regional semfinal Wednesday. The championship game is Wednesday at Yates Center as well.
On Thursday, the Wildcat boys built a 4-0 lead through five innings. They scored three more in the sixth and Chetopa got three runs in the seventh.
Ethan Ericson was the winning pitcher. He allowed six hits and walked five. He struck out 14.
Tanner Lewis had two singles for the Cats. Logan Booth and Gage Stewart each doubled. Garret Ericson singled.
Garret Ericson was the winning pitcher of the second game, allowed four hits and walking five. He struck out 16.
Lewis was 4-for-4 with two singles and two doubles. G. Ericson had three singles and Tom Stinnett had two singles. Randall Kuns doubled. Hitting a single each were Ben Biggs, Derrick Carr and Stewart.
Marmaton Valley’s girls were tied with Chetopa, 6-6, at the end of five innings. Chetopa scored three runs in the seventh to win 9-6.
Maggie Miewes pitched for the Wildcats, giving up 10 hits, walking one, hitting one batter and striking out two.
Alisa Stroud connected for a double and a triple for Marmaton Valley. Tiffany Dudley doubled. Hitting a single each were Sydney Hale, Shelby Norman and Morgan Henry.
Chetopa broke open a 5-2 game with three runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth. Norman took the pitching loss for the Wildcats. She gave up eight hits, walked six and hit three batters. She had six strikeouts.
Jamee McEndree had two singles. Johanna Northcutt doubled. Hitting a single each were Hale, Stroud, Norman and Halie Luken.