Moundridge, Inman split in baseball

By Steve Sell
April 26, 2014

MOUNDRIDGE — As usual when Moundridge and Inman get together, neither could lay claim to bragging rights.

The two schools met on the baseball diamond Friday, with the Wildcats winning the first game 8-4, then the Teutons bounced back strong for a 14-2 rout.

The first game was tied at 4-all before the Wildcats scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away.

It was a big game for MHS’ Kyle Huxman, who just missed the cycle as he stroked a triple, double and single. Garrett Higgins went yard, while Dylan Sugars contributed a triple and single, the triple being the go-ahead blow.

Huxman also was the winning pitcher, fanning five in his three innings of work after he relieved Sugars. Noah Tuscan took the loss.

“Dylan Sugars had another good start on the mound, he deserved to get the win but Inman came back to tie it after he came out of the game, so he got a no-decision,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said.

Huxman has caught Eichelberger’s eye in recent games.

“Kyle had another nice day at the plate with a single, double and triple. Kyle has been swinging the bat well the last week,” he said. 

Inman managed only five hits, including a double and single by Jon Landeros. 

The Teutons didn’t stay down for long, as six runs in the first inning propelled them to an easy second-game victory. Wyatt Regehr had a monster game by going 3 for 3 with four runs scored and two RBIs. Treyton DeVore had a double and single, good for three RBIs. DeVore picked up the win, allowing just one run in four innings before Blake Druecker finished up.

Higgins had a triple and single to lead the Wildcats. Kyle Stucky also notched two hits. Trenton Olson took the loss.