MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcat baseball team claimed a pair of wins over Sedgwick Monday in Heart of America League play in Moundridge.
Moundridge won 4-2 and 8-5. The games were a make-up of an earlier rain out.
In the first game, Moundridge scored two runs in the second inning and two in the fifth. Sedgwick scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. The first two batters for the Cardinals reached base in the top of the seventh, but was unable to score.
Dylan Sugars went 5 2-3 innings for the win, allowing one earned run on two hits with five walks and nine strikeouts. Caleb Frye finished the game for the save, allowing a hit with a walk and two strikeouts. Neal Bever took the loss for Sedgwick, allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Chris Leddy went two for two hitting with an RBI. Sugars and Anthony Otte each drove in a run.
Kale Schroeder drove in a run for Sedgwick.
“Dylan Sugars pitched a heck of a game for us giving up two hits and striking out nine Cardinal batters,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Caleb Frye once again came in and closed the door for his fourth save of the year. We got a few timely hits with Chris Leddy going 2-2 with a RBI.”
In the second game, Moundridge scored five runs in the first inning with two in the fourth and a run in the fifth. Sedgwick scored two runs in the third inning, a run in the fourth and two in the seventh.
Noah Eichelberger drove in two runs for Moundridge. Otte, Remington Creed and Bryant Olson each drove in a run.
Neal Bever went two for four hitting for Sedgwick. Marshall Rutschman drove in two runs. Colton Smith and Hooper Schroeder each drove in a run.
Leddy went six innings for the win, allowing five runs on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout. Frye finished the game for the save, allowing a hit.
Trevor Bright took the loss for Sedgwick, allowing seven runs in two hits with six walks and three strikeouts. Brayden Francis finished the game, allowing a run on one hit with a walk.
“Chris Leddy continues to be solid on the hill for us,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “His six innings of work were key for us to get the ball to our closer, Caleb Frye. Once again Caleb came in the game with runners on base and threw strikes to record his fifth save of the year. Noah Eichelberger had one of our three hits and two RBI's. We were patient at the plate taking pitches for walks and advancing on balls that got away from the catcher on the bases. Our running game continues to be strong with double digit stolen bases on the night.
We have not beaten Sedgwick in four years, so it was a good win for us, especially our seniors.”
Moundridge is 12-6, 8-4 in HOAL play. Moundridge plays today at Ellinwood. Sedgwick is 8-8, 6-4 in HOAL play. Sedgwick plays at 4:30 p.m. today at Remington.
Bever (L) and n/a; Sugars (W), Frye (S) 6 and Otte.
Bright (L), Francis 5 and n/a; Leddy (W), Frye (S) 7 and n/a.