Baseball Wildcats extend streak to 9

By Steve Sell
May 03, 2017

MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s baseball team is getting on a roll at the right time.

After walking off an exciting 6-5 victory over Little River in Game 1 on Tuesday, it was all Wildcats 11-1 in Game 2 as they stretched their winning streak to nine games.

Little River appeared to have the first game in its grasp, but the Wildcats scored two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh for the come-from-behind victory. A couple of errors helped the Wildcats win it in the seventh.

“I am really proud of the guys for fighting back in the sixth and seventh inning after we let Little River score three runs on walks and errors” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Dylan Sugars pitched well except for four hit batters cost us a few runs. He struck out nine batters before succumbing to the pitch count. Anthony Otte and Noah Eichelberger both came out of hitting slumps and had two hits apiece.”

Levon Swenson had two hits and two RBIs to lead Little River.

Moundridge ended Game 2 early. It scored six runs in the third and three in the fourth.

“We left no doubt in the second game by scoring runs early and letting our defense do the rest,” Eichelberger said. “Chris Leddy did a better job on the mound than his last outing by keeping the ball around the zone and not allowing as many walks as he had last week. After we build a big lead, I thought Noah did nice job by coming in and throwing strikes.”

Leddy was 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Bryant Olson and Remington Creed contributed two hits apiece.

“I really like how our team has come together during our current nine-game winning streak,” Eichelberger said. “We pick each other up after a bad play and we also celebrate the good ones with each other  Nothing seems to bother them, they just keep playing.”

Wyatt Goering and Taylor Urton had the Little River hits, with the RBI to Bryce Sears.