Moundridge High School is on a bit of a hot streak, splitting Monday with Ell-Saline and then sweeping Bennington Tuesday.
The Wildcats dropped game one 3-2, with the damage coming in the Cardinals’ half of the fourth, when Shawn Wadley gave up a two-run home run to Ell-Saline’s Jared Winter.
Wadley went all six innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while striking out seven and walking three.
Moundridge was down by five runs twice in game two, but still held out to win 11-10. Victor Gallegos had a two-run double in the top of the seventh that tied the game for Moundridge. Another run minutes later gave the Wildcats the win.
Daniel Ratzlaff picked up the win, coming into the game in relief of Gallegos. Ratzlaff went 2 2/3 innings, giving up a run on one hit. He struck out one. He also went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s.
Tuesday, the Wildcats defeated Bennington at home by identical scores of 4-1 in both games.
Moundridge scored first in game one in the bottom of the third, then dropped one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings.
Jaden Schmidt went all seven innings, giving up the one run off four hits. He struck out three and walked two.
Chase Stucky went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The second game was much the same, with Moundridge scoring two in the third and then one in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Garrett Higgins picked up the win, going all seven innings and giving up one run on five hits. He struck out eight batters and walked two.
Hunter Enyart went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Higgins and Ratzlaff both had RBI’s.
Moundridge travels to Inman Friday for a showdown with the Teutons. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m.