Dramatic win gives Moundridge baseball split

By Steve Sell
May 07, 2016

MOUNDRIDGE — A tremendous three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Moundridge baseball team an 8-7 victory over Remington and a split of their doubleheader on Friday.

The Wildcats had let a 5-3 lead get away as the Broncos scored three times in the fifth and another run in the sixth.

But MHS roared back and the winning run was scored by Dylan Sugars on a passed ball.

Noah Eichelberger had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Wildcats. Nick Leddy and Anthony Otte also had two hits.

Kyle Stucky was the winner in relief.

“Anytime you have the winning run cross the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, it can really build momentum as we head into the postseason in a couple of weeks,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Scoring the winning run on an error after a dropped third strike was very exciting for our team. We had lost three in a row and needed something positive to happen. Remington is a good team that had only loss coming in the evening. We played well other than a few miscues on the basepaths. Caleb Frye, Chris Leddy and Kyle Stucky kept us in the game on the mound. Our top five hitters Nick Leddy, Noah Eichelberger, Trenton Olson, Caleb Frye and Anthony Otte had eight hits between them and were always on base.”

Remington had won the first game 7-0, using three innings of two runs each. MHS managed only four hits. Sugars took the loss.

“I thought Dylan Sugars did a nice job on the mound tonight even though he took the loss,” Eichelberger said. “He scattered a few hits and other than the wind-aided home run he gave up, he pitched well. We just could not get anything going against Hamilton and Thunburg. They pitched well for Remington.”

The Wildcats are now 6-8 on the season.