• Joshua Morrison/News Leighton Cunningham avoids the tag from Ridgewood’s Kolton Alexander on Thursday afternoon. Fredericktown fell to the Generals, 5-1.
  • Fredericktown starting pitcher Nick Cunningham walked the tightrope early in the game
  • Joshua Morrison/News Fredericktown’s Brad Wolford gets a single during the regional semi-final against Ridgewood at Mount Vernon on Thursday evening. Fredericktown lost, 5-1.


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MOUNT VERNON — It was just too big of a hole, and the Fredericktown Freddies couldn’t climb out.

The Freddies’ season came to an end on Thursday with a 5-1 loss to the West Lafayette Ridgewood Generals in their teams’ Division III regional semifinal baseball game, hosted by Mount Vernon High School. In fact, the Generals batted as the home team and appeared to be quite at home, in their black and orange uniforms at Yellow Jackets Field. Ironically, the Freddies (playing just a few miles from home) were the away team.

Fredericktown starting pitcher Nick Cunningham walked the tightrope early in the game, yielding hits to Ridgewood’s Kaden Smith and Kolton Smith and hitting Memphis Cutshall with a pitch to load the bases with nobody out. After a short mound visit from Fredericktown coach Ryan Hathaway, Cunningham seemed to respond. Although he gave up an RBI hit to Ridgewood’s Connor Kunzee, he also struck out the other three batters he faced to escape a worse fate with his team down, 1-0.


Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or gcowles@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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