Baseball Wildcats move past the .500 mark

By Steve Sell
May 11, 2016

MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s baseball team finally moved past the .500 mark on Tuesday with a sweep of Chase County.

The Wildcats are now 9-8 on the year as they are on a four-game winning streak.

In Game 1, Bryant Olson was the hero with a walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh as the Wildcats won a thriller, 6-5.

“Give credit to Bryant for battling at the plate as he had two strikes on him before he hit the game-winner,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Chris Leddy pitched six good innings of baseball along with Caleb Frye keeping us close in the seventh to give us a chance in the bottom of the inning.”

Olson had three RBIs on two hits.

In Game 2, Eichelberger let his four seniors pick the positions they wanted to play at the start, but the Wildcats were still an 8-4 winner.

“We had a weird defensive lineup to start the game, but after the first inning we switched back to the normal positions,” Eichelberger said. “We jumped out early in the first inning by getting four runs and never looked back.  Dylan Sugars pitched his second complete game in a row and did a nice job on the mound for us.”

Sugars helped his own cause with two RBIs. Noah Eichelberger added two hits.

In addition to the four runs in the first, the Wildcats scored three times in the fifth.