Baseball Wildcats sweep C-G

By Steve Sell
April 09, 2016

MOUNDRIDGE — Kyle Stucky has been nails on the mound for the Moundridge Wildcats.

Stucky turned in yet another dominating performance on Friday to spark a Wildcat baseball sweep of Canton-Galva, which finally made its season debut.

Stucky dealt the Wildcats to a 10-1 victory in Game 1, fashioning 11 strikeouts and allowing only three hits in his seven solid innings. MHS scored five runs in the second inning and put the game away in the sixth with four more.

Moundridge actually had only four hits at the plate, two by Noah Eichelberger. Nick Leddy had two RBIs.

“Kyle Stucky pitched a great game again for our team, his second good outing of the season,” Wildcat coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “He kept the ball around the zone all night and except for the bases-loaded walk, Kyle had great control. We needed to get a few more hits, but we put the ball in play and forced Canton-Galva to make plays. Noah had two infield hits that really started the scoring for us. Good things happen when your leadoff batter gets on base.”

Reed Wiens took the loss and fanned six. Only two of the runs he allowed were earned.

Moundridge completed the sweep with a 15-5 success. C-G jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, but the Wildcats got things going with four runs in the third, three in the fourth and a whopping seven in the fifth.

“Our bats finally came alive in the later innings after spotting Canton-Galva four runs,” Eichelberger said. “Chris Leddy come on in relief of Caleb Frye and did a nice job pitching the last three innings for the win. I thought everyone up and down the order hit the ball well in the second game. Some of the balls were outs, but the balls were hit hard which is good to see.”

Eichelberger set the table going 4 for 4 with three runs scored from his leadoff spot. Nick Leddy had two hits and two RBIs. Bryant Olson contributed two RBIs.

Canton-Galva’s Devyn Elkins had two hits to lead the Eagles. Jordan Gagnebin struck out three in his four innings on the mound.

Moundridge is now 3-1 on the season and plays Tuesday at Little River. The Eagles are home on Tuesday to play Inman.