Wildcats, Eagles split in baseball

By Steve Sell
May 13, 2014

MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge’s baseball team defeated Canton-Galva in Game 1 on Monday before the Eagles returned the favor to earn the split.

Moundridge came away with a 9-6 victory in the first game.

“Kyle Stucky pitched a nice game,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “He got outs when we needed them.”

C-G led 1-0 early, but the Wildcats scored the next nine runs. The Eagles did have a three-run sixth inning to make the game interesting.

Ten walks helped the Wildcats’ cause as they actually had only six hits, two by Kyle Huxman. For C-G, Reed Wiens drove in two runs, while Jacob Dailey and Ethan Loyd had two hits apiece. Connor Farnham took the loss.

The Eagles bounced back strong to double the Wildcats 10-5 in the second game behind the pitching of Nick Bray, who toiled 6 2/3 innings before Jacob Struber came on to get the final out. C-G coach Kelly Nelson lauded Bray’s effort as he made the key pitches when he had to.

Farnham smacked three hits and drove in two runs to lead C-G. Loyd had two hits, while Caleb Sovde drove in two runs and Wiens scored three.

“Dylan Sugars started the game and was pitching well until a hit batter and a few walks got him in trouble,” Eichelberger said. “For a freshmen, he does a nice job on the mound. Nick Leddy came on in relief and minimized the damage.”

Leddy was not charged with a run in his 3 1/3 innings and walked only one.

Garrett Higgins had a triple and double for the Wildcats and Corey Barton also stroked a pair of hits.

C-G is playing today at Southeast of Saline, while the Wildcats are done until postseason play.