Baseball Wildcats solve Sedgwick puzzle

By Steve Sell
May 09, 2017

MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s baseball team got back on the horse Monday with an impressive sweep of Sedgwick.

It was the first time in four years the Wildcats had scored a victory over the Cardinals.

The Wildcats, who had their nine-game winning streak snapped last week by Cheney, won a well-played first game 4-2 as MHS pitchers Dylan Sugars and Caleb Frye combined on a three-hitter.

Moundridge had two innings of two runs apiece and the Cardinals were blanked until the sixth when they scored both of their runs. Chris Leddy was 2 of 2 to pace the Wildcats.

“Dylan Sugars pitched a heck of a game for us, giving up two hits and striking out nine Cardinal batters,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Caleb Frye once again came in and closed the door for his fourth save of the year. We got a few timely hits with Chris Leddy going 2 for 2 with a RBI.”

Moundridge rocketed out of the gates in Game 2 by scoring five first-inning runs to highlight an 8-5 victory. Sedgwick scored two runs in the final inning for cosmetic purposes.

MHS actually managed just three hits in the game, but took advantage of walks and alert baserunning to score a majority of its runs. Noah Eichelberger drove in two runs.

Leddy was the winner, going six innings, and Frye again nailed it down as he’s become a top-flight fireman out of the bullpen.

“Chris Leddy continues to be solid on the hill for us,” Eichelberger said. “His six innings of work were key for us to get the ball to our closer, Caleb Frye.  Once again Caleb came in the game with runners on base and threw strikes to record his fifth save of the year. Noah Eichelberger had one of our three hits and two RBIs. We were patient at the plate taking pitches for walks and advancing on balls that got away from the catcher on the bases.  Our running game continues to be strong with double-digit stolen bases on the night.”