Little River takes two in baseball from Moundridge

By Steve Sell
April 13, 2016

LITTLE RIVER — It’s supposed to be a rebuilding year for Little River’s baseball team, but don’t tell that to Moundridge.

The Redskins hosted the Wildcats on Tuesday and treated them rudely by taking both ends of the twinbill.

Little River won the first game 9-4, putting together a pair of three-run innings. The Redskins belted out 13 hits, two each by Peyton Harvey, Levi Swenson, Damien Martinez, Bryce Sears and Jordan Moffett. Martinez had a triple and Moffett a double to aid the pitching of Jeb Sauer, who picked up the victory.

Nick Leddy and Trenton Olson had two hits apiece for MHS.

“We did not play well to say the least,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “We gave up too many walks on the mound and we left too many baserunners stranded. It was our first road game of the year and it looked like it.”

The second game was a dandy battle, with Little River overcoming five scoreless innings to score two runs in the sixth and then walked it off in the seventh for the 3-2 win.

“Dylan Sugars pitched a heck of game through five innings,” Eichelberger said. “He held Little River scoreless until his pitch count got a little too high for him to continue to be effective. We had a couple of costly misplays and that let Little River back in the game in the sixth inning.  I was disappointed in the way we finished. We have to regroup and get ready for Inman on Friday.”

Little River managed only five hits, two by Martinez. Swenson pitched solid game for Little River as he went all seven innings and fanned five while walking only one.

Olson and Noah Eichelberger had two hits apiece for MHS.

Little River goes to Pratt on Tuesday for a triangular.