MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s baseball team outlasted Chase County 7-6 in the second game of Tuesday’s season-opening twinbill to earn a split.
Chase County had won the opener, 5-1.
MHS led the second game 6-2 before the Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth inning to narrow the gap. MHS scored its last run in the fifth and then held off a Bulldog rally in the seventh.
Garrett Higgins had a triple and single, good for three RBIs, to lead the Wildcats while Kyle Huxman also had a triple. Devin Clark added two hits.
Kyle Stucky was the winner, with Huxman pitching three hitless innings of relief to nail down the save.
In the first game, Chase County scored all the runs it needed in the first inning when it came up with four. MHS’ only run came in the second. Chase County's Kolton Schenker was tough to handle on the mound as he whiffed 13 Wildcats.
Higgins took the loss despite allowing just three hits and fanning 11. Only two of the runs he allowed were earned. The Wildcats managed only three singles, one each by Stucky, Huxman and Hunter Enyart.