Baseball Wildcats erupt in poundings of Bennington

By Steve Sell
April 23, 2014

BENNINGTON — The Moundridge baseball team is 4-6 at the halfway point of the season after lambasting Bennington twice Tuesday in a twinbill.

In the first game, the Wildcats scored no less than two runs in any inning to spark a 20-1, five-inning rout. The ‘Cats had innings of 4, 2, 4, 5 and 5.

“Our offense got off to a good start in the first inning and we kept the foot on the gas the rest of the way scoring in every inning,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Our 2-5 hole hitters were 12 of 17 in the game and hit the ball all over the place. Garrett Higgins dominated on the mound only allowing one run and three hits, two of which our outfielders lost in the sun.  Our defense played error-free, which was nice to see.”

Hunter Enyart was 4 for 5 with five RBIs, while Higgins was 3 for 4 with four runs scored. Devin Clark was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Trenton Olson was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Dylan Sugars and Anthony Otte also drove in two. Fifteen of the Wildcats’ 17 hits were singles, with Higgins and Olson collecting doubles.

Higgins fanned eight in his five innings and permitted just the one run.

 The Wildcats kept right on slugging in the second game, as seven-run innings in the first and second led to a 17-5 pummeling.

Kyle Huxman was a doubles machine with four, while Enyart had two. For the game, the Wildcats ripped 10 2-baggers.

Huxman was 4 for 4, while Enyart and Kyle Stucky were both 3 for 4. Otte and Nick Leddy added two hits apiece.

Stucky was the beneficiary of the onslaught as he picked up the win, going all five innings and fanning five.

“Once again we got off to a good start, scoring seven runs in each of the first two innings,” Eichelberger said. “Kyle Huxman saw the ball well at the plate and was 4 for 4 with four doubles.  Hunter Enyart also stayed hot at the plate going 3 for 4 with three RBIs  After the first inning, Kyle Stucky settled down on the mound and pitched a nice game.”

The Wildcats hook up with arch-rival Inman on Friday in Moundridge.