Baseball Eagles take pair from Wildcats

By Steve Sell
April 11, 2015

GALVA — Canton-Galva’s baseball team swept Moundridge in a battle of county rivals on Friday.

The Eagles were a 6-5 winner in the first game on a Hunter Pearson hit in the bottom of the seventh.

That made a winner out of Connor Farnham, who ran the whiff meter up to 14. He was a hitting star as well with a pair of triples and he scored three runs. Tanner Klingensmith had two hits and two RBIs, while Ethan Loyd drove in two runs and Reed Wiens had two hits.

Canton-Galva had led 5-3 after six innings, but the Wildcats tied the game in the final frame.

The Wildcats were led by Caleb Frye (two hits, three RBIs) and Nick Leddy (three hits, two runs scored). Kyle Stucky went the distance on the mound.

In Game 2, Klingensmith was on fire by going 4 for 4 with a whopping six RBIs. Farnham scored three runs and Loyd had two more hits. Nick Bray was the winning pitcher in relief.

Stucky had two hits for the Wildcats. Dylan Sugars took the loss.

“For the two games of the doubleheader, I thought we played good baseball for 13 out of the 14 innings,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Our youth showed in the sixth inning (of the second game), as we gave Canton-Galva six outs. A goal for any coach is to get better as the season goes along and even thought we lost, I felt we played better overall than our first doubleheader of the season.”