SEDGWICK — It was a disappointing road trip to Sedgwick on Friday for the Moundridge High baseball team as they were swept 9-3 and 15-0 in the doubleheader.
While the Wildcats put three up in the top of the first in game one, that was it for the day as Sedgwick scored three runs in each of the first two innings and another three in the fifth to gain the 9-3 victory in the opener.
Peyton Fast was the offensive highlight for Moundridge with two hits, including a double, while Josh Knight also hit for a double. On the mound, Knight started for the Wildcats and survived just one inning, while Chris Leddy pitched the second inning and took the loss, and Corbin Unruh closed out the game.
In game two, the Wildcats never had a chance as the Sedgwick pitching held them to just two hits for the game while scoring seven in the first and eight in the third for the 15-0 whitewash win.
Starter Wyatt Falco took the loss for Moundridge, only getting through two-thirds of an inning, while Unruh, Knight and Bryant Olson all took turns trying to shutdown the Sedgwick bats.
“I thought we played good baseball most of the first game,” noted Wildcat Head Coach Lynn Eichelberger. “We stranded too many runners on base with 11 and could not get the two-out hit when we needed it. We equaled Sedgwick’s hit total, but they got key hits with runners on when they needed to.”
“Plain and simple, if you can’t throw strikes, you have very little chance of winning,” concluded Eichelberger after game two. “We handed out 15 free passes in three innings and could not get a third strike called. We will make some adjustments and try to get better next week.”
The Wildcats are now 5-7 for the season and return to the diamond on Tuesday when they host Bennington before finishing the week on Friday at cross county rival Inman.