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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moundridge baseball roughed up by Warriors

  • Marion lit up Moundridge pitchers for 20 hits over both games of a Friday doubleheader, with the Wildcats falling 12-1 and 14-1.
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  • Marion lit up Moundridge pitchers for 20 hits over both games of a Friday doubleheader, with the Wildcats falling 12-1 and 14-1.
    Game one really only got out of hand after the fourth inning, as the Wildcats had tied the game at 1-1 going into the top of the frame. The Warriors proceeded to rattle off 11 unanswered runs to end the game.
    “Trenton Olson started the game and pitched well for 5 innings and then ran out of gas,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said.
    Marion had 13 total hits in game one, highlighted by a Grif Case 2-run home run in the top of the seventh inning that gave Marion its final runs of the game.
    Olson went five and a third innings, facing 30 batters and giving up seven runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two.
    Ryan Huxman worked the rest of the sixth inning, giving up three runs, all earned, on four hits. Corey Barton took the mound in the seventh, where he gave up the Case home run and three hits total.
    Garret Higgins had the only multiple-hit game for the Wildcats (1-5), as he went 2-for-4 with a double.
    Marion rung up five runs on Dylan Sugars and nine on Kyle Huxman in game two to win 14-1.
    “Sugars pitched a great game through five innings,” Eichelberger said, “holding the high powered Marion offense to only four hits and three earned runs. I thought I defense was solid the first five innings and then in the sixth, we gave Marion eight outs with five errors and they took advantage by scoring nine unearned runs.”
    Sugars had four walks and one strike out.
    Huxman had three hits credited against him, with three walks and two strike outs.
    Olson and Nick Leddy had the only two hits for Moundridge in game two.
    The Wildcats did have base running opportunities, however, as Marion pitcher Taylor Heidibrecht walked 10 Moundridge batters in his six innings.
    Moundridge has only one doubleheader next week, as they will host Ell-Saline on Tuesday at the high school ball fields.
    First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m.
    Contact Chris Swick by email at cswick@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.

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