HERINGTON — It was a day of contrasts Friday for the Moundridge baseball team.
In the opener, the Wildcats couldn’t get the bats going in a gut-wrenching 3-2 setback to the Herington Railers.
Nick Leddy gave the Wildcats 5 2/3 quality innings, giving up just two runs — one of those being unearned.
The Railers pushed across a run in the eighth inning against Garrett Higgins, who struck out four in just two innings of relief. He had two hits at the plate, as did Dylan Sugars.
The second game was a 180, as the Wildcats pounded out 17 hits during a 19-11 slugfest. MHS had three separate innings where it scored five runs, including both the sixth and seventh.
Higgins had a monster game with a pair of triples and a single, good for three RBIs and he also scored four times. Kyle Huxman rapped a triple and three singles, good for two RBIs. Hunter Enyart (two hits, two RBIs and five runs scored), Trenton Olson (two hits, three RBIs) and Anthony Otte (two hits, two runs) were other offensive stickouts. Devin Clark walked four times and wound up scoring on three occasions.
Enyart was the winner.
The split left the Wildcats at 6-12 and they host Canton-Galva on Monday to complete the regulars season.