MOUNDRIDGE – On Monday, the Moundridge baseball team hosted Ell-Saline in a weather caused make-up date and split the doubleheader with the Wildcats winning game one 12-2 before losing the second game by one run, 5-4.
In game one Ell-Saline put a run on the board in the first before Moundridge put one up in the second and three in the third to hold a 4-1 advantage. After Ell-Saline added a run in the fifth, the Wildcats came back in the sixth and put the game away with an eight-run inning to gain the final 12-2 victory.
Ty Rains, Layton Schmidt, and London Ward all had a pair of hits with Rains getting two runs batted in and scoring twice as well. Both Schmidt and Ward also scored twice with Ward leading the team in steals with three of the nine the team recorded.
Ward also threw a 95-pitch complete game, giving up just three hits, two earned runs, and four walks while striking out seven.
Moundridge held a 4-1 lead going into the top of the sixth inning of game two when Ell-Saline pushed across four runs and then held the Wildcats scoreless in the final two rounds of hitting to get the one-run, 5-4 heartbreaking win over Moundridge.
Lane Durst, Layton Schmidt, and Joaquin Huff each had a pair of hits with Huff getting credit for knocking in three of the team’s four runs.
Layton Schmidt went the distance on the mound, using 97 pitches to give up nine hits, 1 earned run, walking just two and striking out five.
MOUNDRIDGE WILDCAT BASEBALL vs. Ell-Saline
Scoring: Ell-Saline > 1-0-0-0-1-0 = 2-3-4; WILDCATS > 0-1-3-0-0-8 = 12-8-0.
WILDCAT HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Lane Durst > 2-1-0-1-2; Ty Rains > 4-2-2-2-0; Layton Schmidt > 3-2-2-0-1; Joaquin Huff > 3-1-0-1-0; Layton Wiens > 2-1-1-1-2; London Ward > 3-2-2-0-1; Lars Tegethoff > 3-0-1-0-0; Paul Grill . 0-1-0-1-1; K. Anderson > 1-1-0-1-1; C. Dalke > 2-0-0-0-0; Logan Churchill > 0-1-0-1-1. Team Totals > 23-12-8-8-9. SB > 9 (L. Ward – 3, T. Rains, L. Schmidt – 2; L. Wiens, P. Grill – 1). LOB > 4.
WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): London Ward > 6.0-95-3-2-2-4-7.
Ell-Saline Hitting > 19-2-3-2-4, 1-2B, 1-SB, 5-LOB. Ell-Saline Pitching > 5.1-136-8-12-9-9-5.
Scoring: Ell-Saline > 0-0-1-0-0-4-0 = 5-9-1; WILDCATS > 0-0-2-0-2-0-0 = 4-7-3.
WILDCAT HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Lane Durst > 4-1-2-0-0; Ty Rains > 3-1-1-0-1; Layton Schmidt > 4-1-2-1-0; Joaquin Huff > 3-0-2-3-0; Layton Wiens > 0-0-0-0-1; Paul Grill > 2-0-0-0-0; London Ward > 3-0-0-0-0; Logan Churchill > 3-0-0-0-0; C. Dalke > 0-0-0-0-0; Clay Wilson > 2-0-0-0-0; Lars Tegethoff > 1-0-0-0-0; K. Adolf > 1-1-0-0-1; T. Porter > 1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals > 27-4-7-4-3. SB (4) > L. Schmidt – 2; T. Rains, J. Huff – 1. LOB > 5.
WILDCAT PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Layton Schmidt > 7.0-97-9-5-1-2-5.
Ell-Saline Hitting > 29-5-9-3-2, 1-2B, 6-LOB. Ell-Saline Pitching > 7.0-107-6-4-4-3-10.
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