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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moundridge, Inman split HOA twinbill

  • Moundridge needed to rally to defeat McPherson County rival Inman in game one of Friday’s Heart of America League doubleheader at the MHS baseball field.
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  • Moundridge needed to rally to defeat McPherson County rival Inman in game one of Friday’s Heart of America League doubleheader at the MHS baseball field.
    Unfortunately, they didn’t seem to leave anything in the tank for game two, as the Teutons unloaded for 14 runs in a run-rule shortened game.
    Garrett Higgins got the Wildcats (5-7) off to a hot start, as he blasted a solo home run to left field off a 2-2 count from Inman starter Noah Tuscan.
    The Teutons would tie it at 1-1 in the second, but Moundridge added three more going into the fourth to make it 4-1 Wildcats. Inman made it interesting in the top of the fourth, however, as they plated three to tie the game at 4-4.
    Dylan Sugars turned out to be the hero for the Wildcats, as he drove a triple to to left field that scored Kyle Huxman and proved to be the winning run. Moundridge added three insurance runs to get the 8-4 win.
    Sugars had the start, but got the no-decision after Inman tied the game. Kyle Huxman picked up the win by going three innings, giving up no runs on two hits and striking out five.
    Huxman helped his own cause, as he went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double, with two runs scored and an RBI.
    “Kyle has been swinging the bat well the last week,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said.
    Jonathan Landeros led the Teutons with a 2-for-4 showing, including the lone extra-base hit for Inman. He scored two runs.
    Tuscan took the loss, as he gave up eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits. He walked seven and struck out three.
    The Teutons exploded for six runs in the first inning on just a pair of hits off starter Trenton Olson. Inman added eight more of the next three innings to put the run-rule into effect 14-2.
    Wyatt Regehr had the hot bat, as he was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and four runs scored. Treyton DeVore had a double on a 2-for-4 night with three RBIs.
    DeVore also got the win on the mound for the Teutons, as he went four innings and gave up one run on six hits. He struck out three and walked two.
    Blake Drueker preserved the win, as he pitched the final inning, giving up a run on one hit.
    Olson took the loss for Moundridge, as he gave up six runs, only three earned. Caleb Frye, Nick Leddy and Ryan Huxman all saw time on the rubber for the Wildcats.
    “We left the bases loaded twice and could not get that elusive two-out hit we needed it,” Eichelberger said.

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