EVART\u00a0\u2014 Evart\u2019s baseball squad was hoping to clinch a share of first place in the Highland Conference last week. But a 12-2 loss to Manton on Thursday forced the Wildcats to end the season at 11-3 in the league and share second place with the Rangers. Evart split a home doubleheader on May 24 with Pine River. The Wildcats won the first game 7-4. Tory Lodholtz was the winning pitcher, walking six and striking out five. Layne Nadig and Rob Tapling both had two singles and a double for Evart. Chris Imhoff had two singles and two RBIs, while Andrew Bengry had a single and an RBI. The Wildcats lost the second game 4-1. Tapling had a double while Nadig had a single, followed by Billy Conklin with a single and a RBI. Andrew Bengry and Jericho VanScoyoc both had singles. \u201cThat was definitely a tough loss in the second game,\u201d Evart coach Josh Johnson said. \u201cWe had been on quite a roll and we were in the hunt to share the conference with Beal. It was a disappointing loss for sure. It\u2019s nice to be playing meaningful games toward the end of the season.\u201d The Wildcats enter this week at 21-9. They were scheduled to play in a tournament at Morley Stanwood on Friday, but was rained out. Johnson indicated earlier this week Evart might have a game or scrimmage on Tuesdays but wasn\u2019t able to confirm it. The Wildcats play in the Division 4 district at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on Saturday.