INMAN — Moundridge’s baseball team and Inman matched up for a second time this season on Friday and the result was the same as the first.
A Wildcats sweep.
Moundridge won the first game 12-2 behind the pitching of Collin Kohl, who fired a three-hitter.
“Collin Kohl pitched one heck of a game in the opener,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “He had great command of his pitches and limited the number of pitches he needed to throw. With the new KSHSAA pitch count guidelines, anytime you throw a compete game, it means you had great control and good defense behind you. He would have a had a shutout had it not been for our one error that plated two runs in the fourth inning.”
Noah Eichelberger broke the MHS school record for hits in a career during the game (96). He was 1 for 2 with four runs scored. Peyton Fast drove in four runs and Luke Ratzlaff added two RBIs. MHS scored in all but one inning.
Game 2 was a Wildcat rout, 24-4, as they scored eight runs in the fourth and 10 in the fifth. Inman, playing its third doubleheader of the week, simply ran out of pitching.
Big hitters were Eichelberger (4 for 4, four runs scored, three RBIs, three doubles), Kohl (3 for 3, four RBIs), Bryant Olson (3 for 4, two runs scored, four RBIs) and Wyatt Falco (3 for 4, two runs, four RBIs). Olson clubbed a homer.
Falco came on in the second and threw four hitless innings to pick up the win.
“In the second inning, we were leading 5-4 and starter Chris Leddy was relieved by freshman Wyatt Falco with bases loaded, no outs,” Eichelberger said. “Falco came in a struck out the side to preserve the lead and we never looked back. Falco coming in and striking out the side was the turning point in the game I felt, and it propelled us the next three innings.”