INMAN — You just never know what is going to happen when Inman and Moundridge get together on the baseball diamond.
Another remarkable chapter was added to the best high school rivalry west of the Mississippi Tuesday in the first game of two hosted by the Teutons.
Moundridge scored 10 runs in the top of the sixth inning for a seemingly safe 13-5 lead.
No lead, however, is safe between these two teams.
Inman came right back with 10 runs of its own for a 15-13 victory, stunning the Wildcats to the point they were so flummoxed that they were buried 15-0 in a four-inning second game.
“After our 10-run sixth inning, we got too relaxed and obviously let Inman back in the game and could not get an out,” Wildcat coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “We did some good things, but give Inman credit, they did a nice job of hitting at the end of the game.”
Eichelberger admitted the Teutons’ comeback took the fight out of his team.
“We could not recover from the Game 1 collapse and we showed no enthusiasm or desire to play the second game,” he said.
For Inman, offensive stars in the first game were Treyton DeVore (three hits, three runs, three RBIs), Taylor Almquist (two hits, four RBIs), Blayne Konrade (two hits), Blake Druecker (two hits, three RBIs) and Jon Landeros (two hits, three RBIs).
For Moundridge, Kyle Huxman had two hits, while Garrett Higgins and Kyle Stucky stroked doubles.
Noah Tuscan was the winner in relief and Kyle Huxman took the loss. DeVore came on for the save.
Inman was all over Moundridge in the second game, scoring four runs in the first inning and six in the second. Tuscan got the start and notched his second win of the day, throwing a two-hit shutout, both hits being singles.
Almquist blasted a homer and drove in five runs to lead the Teutons. DeVore had two hits and three RBIs. Landeros added two RBIs.
Stucky took the loss.