By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
INMAN – In a doubleheader that put up some gaudy numbers, the Moundridge baseball team went on the road to county rival Inman and scored a doubleheader sweep on Thursday, with the Wildcats out dueling the Teutons 16-13 and 10-8.
Between the Wildcats and Teutons they scored 47 runs, nicked pitchers for 45 hits that included 12 doubles, and a pair of triples while baserunners stole 40 bases and the two team’s pitching staffs struck out 40 batters.
Moundridge is now 3-7 for the season as they prep to play host to Little River on Tuesday.
The two losses drop Inman to just 2-8. The Teutons will play host to Remington on Tuesday.
In the first game, the Wildcats jumped out to an 8-2 advantage by the end of the second inning and still led 15-12 after six before each team added a run to their scoreboard totals to close out the final 16-13 win.
Jerid Montague and Logan Churchill pitched for Moundridge, combining to give up 12 hits, and 11 earned runs while walking seven and striking out five.
At the plate, Joe Schrag and Joaquin Huff led the Wildcats with three hits each while Huff also recorded four runs batted in. Logan Churchill, Ethan Brandeweide and Schrag all hit doubles with Churchill, Ty Rains, and Lane Durst each stole three bases.
Samuel Shober, Grant Weins and Jesse Ballard each took time pitching for Inman and combined to give up 13 hits, 15 earned runs, fourteen walks and thirteen strikeouts.
Shober led the Teuton bats by getting four hits, including a double and scoring four times. Grant Weins had just two hits, but they went for a double and a triple.
Inman jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning before Moundridge put four runs on the board in the second. The Teutons then pushed across four runs over the next three innings and held a 7-4 advantage heading into the top of the seventh when the Wildcats poured across six runs and then held on for the final 10-8 victory.
Anthony Everhart started the game for the Wildcats and went 6.1 innings, giving up nine hits and seven runs while walking just one and striking out 11 before Logan Churchill entered the game and finished it out and earning the save.
Everhart helped his pitching by leading the team with three hits, all being doubles. Joe Schrag had a pair of hits which were good enough to knock in four runs.
For the Teutons, Brant Mikulecky and Samuel Shober shared time on the mound with Mikulecky working the first six innings and giving up eight hits, five runs, walking four and striking out 11.
Jesse Ballard, Caleb Ensz, and Grant Weins each had a pair of hits for the Teutons with Weins getting three runs batted in. Mikulecky pounded out a triple while both Ballard and Ensz each hit for a double.
MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS at INMAN TEUTONS
GAME 1: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7=R-H-E
WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Jerid Montague 5.1-8-11-9-5-3; Logan Churchill 1.2-4-2-2-2-2. Team Totals: 7.0-12-13-11-7-5.
WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-SO): Ty Rains 4-3-2-0-2; Joe Schrag 5-3-3-2-1; Anthony Everhart 4-2-1-2-2; Joaquin Huff 4-2-3-4-1; Ethan Brandeweide 3-2-1-2-2; Logan Churchill 5-0-3-3-0; Kaden Jenkins 5-0-0-0-0; London Ward 3-1-0-0-2; Lane Durst 1-3-0-0-4. Team Totals: 34-16-13-13-14. 2B (3): Churchill, Brandeweide, Schrag. SB (16): Durst, Churchill, Rains – 3; Ward, Brandeweide – 2; Huff, Everhart, Schrag – 1. LOB: 11.
TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Samuel Shober 1.1-7-8-8-4-2; Grant Weins 2.2-3-3-2-5-6; Jesse Ballard 3.0-3-5-5-5-5. Team Totals: 7.0-13-16-15-14-13.
TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Brant Mikulecky 3-2-1-0-2; Samuel Shober 5-4-4-1-0; Jesse Ballard 4-1-1-1-0; Zaden Johnson 4-2-2-3-1; Caleb Ensz 3-0-1-2-0; Grant Weins 3-2-2-1-1; Christian Winsky 1-1-0-0-1; Caleb Bigler 1-0-0-0-1; Hunter Plooster 4-0-1-2-0; Max Alexander 3-1-0-0-1. Team Totals: 31-13-12-10-7. 2B (3): Johnson, Shober, Weins – 1. 3B (1): Weins – 1. SB (9): Ballard, Ensz, Weins – 2; Alexander, Shober, Bigler – 1. LOB: 6.
GAME 2: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8=R-H-E
WILDCATS PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Anthony Everhart 6.1-9-7-7-1-11; Logan Churchill 0.2-1-1-1-1-0. Team Totals: 7.0-10-8-8-2-11.
WILDCATS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Ty Rains 3-1-2-0-2; Joe Schrag 4-1-2-4-1; Anthony Everhart 5-1-3-0-0; Joaquin Huff 2-2-1-1-2; Ethan Brandeweide 3-1-0-1-1; Logan Churchill 4-1-2-1-0; London Ward 4-1-1-0-0; Layton Weins 4-1-1-1-0; Lane Durst 3-1-1-2-1. Team Totals: 32-10-13-10-7. 2B (4): Everhart – 3, Durst – 1. SB (9): Rains, Huff – 3; Churchill, Durst, Ward – 1. LOB: 8.
TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): Brant Mikulecky 6.0-8-5-5-4-11; Samuel Shober 1.0-5-5-5-3-0. Team Totals: 7.0-13-10-10-7-11.
TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Brant Mikulecky 4-1-1-1-0; Samuel Shober 4-1-2-1-0; Jesse Ballard 4-1-2-1-0; Zaden Johnson 3-1-0-0-1; Caleb Ensz 2-2-2-1-1; Grant Weins 4-0-2-3-0; Caleb Bigler 3-0-0-0-0; Christian Winsky 2-1-0-0-0; max Alexander 3-1-1-0-0. Team Totals: 29-8-10-7-2. 2B (2): Ballard, Ensz – 1. 3B (1): Mikulecky – 1. SB (6): Ensz – 3; Winsky – 2; Weins – 1. LOB: 4.
(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at email@example.com)