Montgomery County split its doubleheader with the Fredonia Yellow Jackets on Thursday, taking the first game 6-4 but dropping the second game 7-5.
Ryan Leiker went the distance for the Cardinals in the first game, pitching all seven innings and throwing 114 pitches. Leiker threw 84 strikes and picked up 7 strikeouts. Montgomery County played well around Leiker, keeping the Yellow Jackets in check despite giving up 11 hits. Offensively, Mason Siegel led the way with a 2-3 game and 2 RBIs.
Game 2 saw the Cardinals start out hot, jumping to a quick 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second. However, Fredonia would find four runs of their own in the top of the third, immediately tying things up. Those runs would be joined by three more in the top of the fourth. Five Cardinal errors allowed Fredonia to add to their total despite only picking up four hits.
Davis Merrick took the loss in the second game, while Ryan Leiker took the victory for his complete game effort. The Cardinals now sit at 11-10 on the season, and will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Chanute.