Wildcat girls lose heartbreaker

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat softball team didn’t win Tuesday.
“But we played much better and were in the game right to the end,” said Brenda Mills, MVHS softball head coach.
“We scored four runs in the seventh inning to get within one run. We had the bases loaded with two outs. Jamee McEndree hit the ball hard up the middle. I really thought we would at least get the game tied.”
Mills said Chetopa’s shortstop was able to get to the ball and record the out at second base. Chetopa won 10-9.
The second game was rained out.
Shelby Norman pitched the first three innings for Marmaton Valley, giving up eight runs on three hits and six walks. She struck out four.
Maggie Miewes pitched four innings. She allowed two runs on two hits and three walks.
Chetopa led 8-3 after three innings. Marmaton Valley scored twice in the sixth and the Hornets plated two in the seventh.
“The first couple of innings we didn’t make some routine plays and we had several passed balls that allowed Chetopa to score,” Mills said.
“Then the girls settled down. Tiffany Dudley and Alisa Stroud did a good job in the infield and our outfielders — Molly McEwan, Jamee McEndree and Morgan Henry made plays late in the game to hold Chetopa.”
Jamee McEndree had a double for the Wildcats. Hitting a single each were Stroud, Miewes, Michelle Heskett, Sydney Hale and Kayla McNutt.
“This game was good for us. It should provide confidence in that we can play with other teams and we hope it leads to wins down the road,” Mills said.
There was no report to the Register on the baseball games between Marmaton Valley and Chetopa.