Wildcats shock Remington to earn split

By Steve Sell
April 12, 2017

MOUNDRIDGE — After losing Game 1 16-1 to Remington on Tuesday, it was looking like a long, sad day for the Moundridge baseball team.

It wasn’t surprising since Remington took second at Class 3A state last year.

But the Wildcats regrouped and stunned the Broncos 9-7 in Game 2, keyed by a six-run first inning.

“I am so unbelievably proud of my team for putting the first game behind us and moving on to the second game of the day,” Wildcat coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “We cleared the slate and came out aggressive and scored six runs in the first inning, setting the tone. Caleb Frye and Remington Creed, in his first varsity start, had some key hits and gave us a spark. With a game scheduled on Thursday, we had to get creative with our pitch counts. We pitched nine players on the evening to keep their pitch counts below 45 so they could throw again on Thursday. 

“In Game 2, Noah Eichelberger pitched in relief and got us 10 key outs to get the ball to Dylan Sugars to close out the game. Josh Knight started and threw well until he reached my pitch count limit of 45 and then came out of the game. If we would have had no game scheduled this Thursday, he would have stayed in.”

Frye had a double and single, good for two RBIs in the win. Creed also had two singles and two RBIs. 

In Game 1, the Broncos scored 11 runs in the first and put the game away in five innings. MHS was held to three hits, two by Sugars.