By William

BENNINGTON – Friday was a huge day for the Moundridge bats as they traveled to Bennington and scored a sweep of a doubleheader with wins of 14-2 and 11-2, led by Wyatt Falco who went 7-for-9 in the two games with three doubles, two triples, five runs scored and seven runs batted in.

In GAME ONE, the Wildcats jumped on Bennington with 11 runs in the first inning and then added two more in the second and a third in the fourth for good measure on their way to the 14-2 win.

Ethan Brandeweide went the distance on the mound for Moundridge and gave up just three hits and two runs while walking four and striking out four.

 On offense the Wildcats pounded out a total of 17 hits with Falco getting four including a pair of doubles and a triple while knocking in five runs and scoring twice. Both Ty Rains and Brandeweide went 3-for-3 in the game with Brandeweide hitting for a double while Rains stole four bases and scored four times. Jon Schlosser, Anthony Everhart, and Logan Churchill each accounted for a pair of hits with Schlosser and Everhart getting doubles in the process while Corbin Unruh walked three times and stole three bases.

“The guys played well tonight,” noted Wildcat head coach Jason Rains. “After several days not playing games due to weather, we came out sharp and focused while hitting the ball well. We also pitched with a lot of grit and played solid defense in both games.”

For GAME TWO, Moundridge put three on the board in the first then one in the third before adding three in the fourth, one in the fifth and the final three in the sixth while Ellsworth put their only two runs up late in the sixth giving the Wildcats the nine-run victory.

Falco had another strong game going 3-for-5 with a double and a triple while Schlosser went 3-for-4 with two triples and a pair of stolen bases. Both Falco and Schlosser scored two runs. Also accounting for three hits in the nightcap were Everhart and Churchill with Churchill accounting for three runs batted in. Both Brandeweide and Rains recorded two hits games with Rains getting a double.

Everhart started the game on the mound for the Wildcats and went five and two-third innings before Schlosser came in to close it out. The duo combined for 138 pitches thrown, gave up just seven hits and two runs while walking five and striking out 10, eight by Everhart.

Coach Rains concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “Several players had great nights and it was a pair of good team wins overall. We have a tough stretch coming up with strong opponents, so we need to continue playing well and compete. Win each day, that is all we can ask.”

Next up for the Wildcats will be a battle on Tuesday on the road at cross-county rival Inman.


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

WILDCATS     11       2          0          1          0          0          X          14       17       0

Bennington  0          0          0          2          0          X          X          2          3          1

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCAT PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Ethan Brandeweide 5.0-77-3-2-2-4-4.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCAT HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Ty Rains 3-4-3-1-1; Wyatt Falco 4-2-4-5-0; Jon Schlosser 4-2-2-2-0; Ethan Brandeweide 3-2-3-1-1; Anthony Everhart 3-1-2-3-0; Kaden Jenkins 1-0-0-0-0; Corbin Unruh 0-1-0-0-3; London Ward 1-0-0-0-0; Joseph Schrag 2-0-0-0-0; Jordan Creed 2-0-0-0-0; Logan Churchill 3-2-2-1-0; Jerid Montague 1-0-0-0-0; Dawson Stucky 3-0-1-0-0; Sean Goering 1-0-0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 31-14-17-13-5.

2B (5) = Wyatt Falco – 2; Anthony Everhart, Ethan Brandeweide Jon Schlosser – 1.

3B (1) = Wyatt Falco – 1.

SB (11) = Ty Rains – 4; Corbin Unruh – 3; Ethan Brandeweide, Jon Schlosser – 2.

Bennington Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): 5.0-122-17-14-14-5-5.

Bennington Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): 16-2-3-1-4. SB = 3.


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

WILDCATS     3          0          1          3          1          3          0          11       19       0

Bennington  0          0          0          0          0          2          0          2          7          0

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCAT PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB); Anthony Everhart 5.2-107-7-2-2-8-3; Jon Schlosser 1.1-31-0-0-0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 7.0-138-7-2-2-10-5.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCAT HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Ty Rains 5-2-2-0-0; Wyatt Falco 5-3-3-2-0; Jon Schlosser 4-3-3-2-1; Ethan Brandeweide 4-0-2-2-1; Anthony Everhart 5-1-3-0-0; Corbin Unruh 3-2-1-0-1; Joseph Schrag 4-0-1-0-0; Logan Churchill 4-0-3-3-0; Dawson Stucky 4-0-1-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 38-11-19-9-3.

2B (3) = Dawson Stucky, Ty Rains, Wyatt Falco – 1.

3B (3) = Jon Schlosser – 2; Wyatt Falco – 1.

SB (6) = Anthony Everhart, Ty Rains, Jon Schlosser – 2.

Bennington Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): 7.0-115-19-11-11-4-3.

Bennington Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): 25-2-7-2-5. 2B = 1; SB = 5.

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