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The Ledger June 22, 2017The Ledger June 22, 2017

Frye, Eichelberger Earn First-Team Postseason Honors

Posted 6/22/2017

By Randy FoggFOUR Moundridge High School students earned All-Heart of America League honors for the 2017 season. Shown from left to right are Chris Leddy, second team third base; Noah Eichelberger, first team outfielder; Dylan Sugars, second team second base; and Caleb Frye, second team pitcher.FOUR Moundridge High School students earned All-Heart of America League honors for the 2017 season. Shown from left to right are Chris Leddy, second team third base; Noah Eichelberger, first team outfielder; Dylan Sugars, second team second base; and Caleb Frye, second team pitcher.

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MOUNDRIDGE – Caleb Frye and Noah Eichelberger received first-team postseason recognitions for their efforts on the Moundridge High School baseball team. They helped the Wildcats to compile a 16-7 overall record.

Frye, who graduated in May, was chosen first-team pitcher as a closer for the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) Class 2-A. Eichelberger, a junior, was selected as a first-team All-Heart of America League outfielder.

Frye set school records for saves in a season – five – and earned run average at 1.265. In 27-and-two-thirds innings pitched, he allowed 20 runs to score, but only five of the runs were earned. He had a 1.265 ERA.

MHS head coach Lynn Eichelberger put Frye in the closer’s role.

“With the new pitch count rules this year, we needed to have a player come in at the end of the games to preserve the lead,” Lynn Eichelberger said.

The coach noted Frye “did a great job getting us out of many jams.”

For the season, Frye appeared in 13 games for the Wildcats, starting three times. He compiled a 3-1 record. He scattered 23 hits with 29 strikeouts and 19 walks.

“He rarely came in with no one on base and always got the job done to limit the damage,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “Our team will miss Caleb’s cool and calm demeanor on the field. He was and is a gentle giant.”

Frye was chosen second team all-league as a pitcher.

For the second year in a row, Noah Eichelberger was named first team all-league and second team on KABC’s Class 2-1A all-state list.

With 88 plate appearances, he batted .320 and had a .414 on base percentage. He had 24 hits and scored 23 runs. Noah Eichelberger had 27 stolen bases.

“Noah earned all-league this year for his base running and defense,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “His average was a little down from last year, but he ran down a lot of fly balls in the outfield, taking away extra base hits.

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