By William

MARION – In their first game of the Class 2-1A regionals, the Moundridge baseball team scored an 11-0 win over Flint Hills thanks to a no-hitter thrown by Wyatt Falco.

Falco went all five innings, threw 89 pitches, walked just three and struck out 14 as he left the Flint Hills hitters wondering just what happened.

“Wyatt (Falco) pitched an amazing game, throwing a no-hitter and getting 14 strikeouts,” noted Wildcat head coach Jason Rains. Our goal was to come out aggressive and focused against a team we were not familiar with and the guys did just that. We had a great mindset in the box tonight while we took what the defense gave us and capitalized on their mistakes.”

Capitalize is just what the Wildcat offense did as they only needed eight hits to score 11 runs, nine of which were considered unearned as the Flint Hills defense committed seven errors and their pitchers walked five batters.

Moundridge scored three times in each of the first two innings before pushing across four in the third and one more in the fourth to gain the 11-0 shutout win.

Ethan Brandeweide and Ty Rains led the Wildcats with two hits each with Brandeweide making the most of his by pounding out both a double and a home run to get two runs batted in while scoring twice. Rains also scored twice and led the team in stolen bases with three, giving him 39 for the season.

Coach Rains concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “We played really well tonight and out next game against Sedgwick will be a tough one, but we are ready to compete and see what happens. This is baseball – anything can happen.”

With the victory, the Wildcats advance to the regional semifinals where they will battle Sedgwick who will come into the game at 19-1 for the season. If Moundridge can win, they will play in the regional championship game against the winner of the game between Cottonwood Falls/Chase County and Marion.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS playing Flint Hills at Class 2-1A Regionals in Marion


Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Flint Hills       0          0          0          0          0          X          X          0          0          7

WILDCATS    3          3          4          1          0          X          X          11       8          1

Flint Hills Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = 4.0-118-7-11-2-7-5.

Flint Hills Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 14-0-0-0-3.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Wyatt Falco 5.0-89-0-0-0-14-3.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Ty Rains 3-2-2-0-1; Wyatt Falco 4-1-1-0-0; Jon Schlosser 3-2-1-0-0; Ethan Brandeweide 3-2-2-2-0; Corbin Unruh 2-1-0-0-1; Anthony Everhart 3-1-1-1-0; Logan Churchill 1-1-0-0-1; Joseph Schrag 1-0-0-2-2; London Ward 3-1-1-0-0; Jerid Montague 0-0-0-0-0; Sean Goering 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 23-11-8-5-5.

2B (1) = Ethan Brandeweide – 1; HR (1) = Ethan Brandeweide – 1; SB (7) = Ty Rains – 3; London Ward, Wyatt Falco, Ethan Brandeweide, Jon Schlosser – 1; LOB = 6.