By William

MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge baseball team hosted Oxford on Monday evening and swept both games of the doubleheader in dominating fashion, winning 11-0 and 10-4.

“We finally put the pieces together tonight,” noted Wildcat head coach Jason Rains. “Pitching was the strong point of the evening.”

Yes, pitching was the strength of GAME ONE as Anthony Everhart threw a five inning, 67 pitch no-hitter while striking out eight and walking just one.

 On the offensive end of the first game, Moundridge pushed across two runs in the first inning, three in the second and secured the commanding lead with five more in the third.

Everhart helped his own cause at the plate by going 3-for-3, while both Wyatt Falco and Ethan Brandeweide also went 3-for-3 for the game as well with Falco pounding out three doubles with his hits while Brandeweide hit for one double. Falco knocked in four runs while scoring three times himself while Brandeweide also had three runs batted in as well. Both Jon Schlosser and Joseph Schrag recorded a pair of hits with one of Schlosser’s being a triple and one of Schrag’s turned into a double.

In GAME TWO, Ty Rains was pitching a shutout into the sixth inning before Oxford finally put some runs on the board and Jon Schlosser then came in to finish up the game and secure the win for Moundridge. Rains threw 62 pitches and struck out two in recording the win while Schlosser threw just 24 pitches gave up no hits and struck out five in getting credit for the save.

The Wildcats scored three times in both of the first two innings before adding two more in the fourth. Oxford put four runs on the board in the sixth to cut the lead in half before Moundridge added a couple of runs in the bottom of the sixth to finish out the six-run win.

At the plate, Falco, and Schlosser each recorded a two of the teams 12 hits while Falco scored three times and they both knocked in a pair of runs as Schlosser hit a double and Falco powered out a triple. The Wildcats ran free on the bases as the team racked up 11 stolen bases with Ty Rains getting three and both Everhart and Falco each swiped two.

Coach Rains concluded his post-game reflections by saying, “Lot of things to be encouraged by tonight. We still have some areas to improve, but we are competing and that is all I can ask of these guys.”

The Wildcats will now prep for a big cross-county rival battle on Friday when they play host to the Inman Teutons.


SCORING:     1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Oxford           0          0          0          0          0          X          X          0          0          0           

WILDCATS     2          3          5          1          X          X          X          11       13       1

Oxford Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): 4.0-111-13-11-11-5-8.

Oxford Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): 15-0-0-0-1.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCDATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Anthony Everhart (W) 5.0-67-0-0-0-8-1.

MOUNDRIDGE HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Ty Rains 1-2-0-0-3; Wyatt Falco 3-3-3-4-1; Ethan Brandeweide 3-1-3-3-1; Jon Schlosser 4-1-2-2-0; Dawson Stucky 2-0-0-0-1; Anthony Everhart 3-0-3-0-0; Corbin Unruh 3-0-0-0-0; Joseph Schrag 2-3-2-0-1; Logan Churchill 2-1-0-0-1. TEAM TOTALS: 23-11-13-9-8.

2B (5): Wyatt Falco – 3; Joseph Schrag, Ethan Brandeweide – 1.

3B (1): Jon Schlosser – 1.

SB (2): Anthony Everhart, Jon Schlosser – 1.


SCORING:     1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Oxford           0          0          0          0          0          4          0          4          6          0

WILDCATS     3          3          0          2          0          2          X          10       12       0

Oxford Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): 6.0-111-12-10-10-3-5.

Oxford Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): 26-4-6-2-0.

2B = 1; 3B = 1; SB = 1.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Ty Rains (W) 5.0-62-6-4-3-2-0; Jon Schlosser (SV) 2.0-24-0-0-0-5-0. TEAM TOTALS: 7.0-86-6-4-3-7-0.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Ty Rains 2-3-1-0-1; Wyatt Falco 3-3-2-2-1; Ethan Brandeweide 1-1-1-2-1; Jerid Montague 1-0-1-1-1; Jon Schlosser 4-1-2-2-0; Dawson Stucky 4-0-0-0-0; Anthony Everhart 4-0-1-1-0; Joseph Schrag 1-0-0-0-1; Jordan Creed 1-0-1-0-0; Corbin Unruh 1-1-0-0-0; Kaden Jenkins 1-0-0-0-0; Logan Churchill 2-1-2-0-0; London Ward 1-0-1-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 26-10-12-8-5.

2B (1): Jon Schlosser – 1.

3B (1): Wyatt Falco – 1.

SB (11): Ty Rains – 3; Anthony Everhart, Wyatt Falco – 2; Logan Churchill, Ethan Brandeweide, Jon Schlosser – 1.

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