INMAN — The Moundridge baseball Wildcats didn’t get mad, they got even.
After being waffled 12-2 in Game 1 Friday by arch-rival Inman, in five innings no less, the Wildcats came out with fire in their eyes in Game 2 for a 17-3 rout in a game ended after six innings.
“Any coach will tell you when there are games on a day with no school, you never know what to expect,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “We came out flat in the first game and really did nothing very well. We had too many walks on the mound, we had too many strikeouts at the plate and no energy.”
After some soul-searching between games, the Wildcats put up a 7 spot in the first inning of Game 2.
“After I challenged the team between the games to get off the bus, they responded in a big way,” Eichelberger said. “After Noah (Eichelberger), Nick (Leddy) and Trenton (Olson) reached base successfully, Kyle Stucky hit a fast ball over the left-field fence for a grand slam. Obviously that was a great way to start. Later in the inning, Caleb Frye hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence for a seven-run lead in the first. Chris Leddy pitched a nice game. He gave up too many walks for my liking, but got the job done. His brother Nick came in at the end and finished the game.”
Terrell Roehl was outstanding for Inman in Game 1 with two hits and four RBIs. Walker Strange drove in three runs. Noah Tuscan delivered a complete-game pitching performance for the win. Eichelberger had two of MHS’ five hits.
The Teutons had only two hits in the second game, both by Mason Harris.