Mohawks Claim Two Against Nokomis

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After rain washed out an earlier attempt at a game between Nokomis and Morrisonville on Tuesday, the two foes finally faced off on Thursday, May 6 for a doubleheader in Morrisonville.

The Mohawks would finish on the better end of the scoreboard in both games as they improved to 5-5 with an 11-5 win over the Redskins in game one and a 9-2 victory over the visitors in game two.

The Mohawks struck first with a solo run in the bottom of the opening inning off a double by Dominick Golitko, who moved to third on a fly out and scored on a wild pitch.

Morrisonville’s big inning came in the second, when they scored five runs on six hits. Cole Sidwell and Cade Bethard would single and walk to start the rally, with Jhadyn Walker driving in both runners with a single.

Golitko would pick up his second double of the game to plate Walker, but was cut down at the plate in the next at-bat when Will Jenkins grounded one to shortstop.

Jenkins made the most of the fielder’s choice though, as he stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a ground out to third.

With two outs and no one on, the streak continued as Colton Tischkau doubled, then scored on a single by John Wolf. Morrisonville would load the bases with a walk and a single, but Austin Thornton came in for starter Matthew Ulrici and got the final out to stem the tide.

Nokomis would get their first run an inning later off an RBI single from Elijah Aumann that scored Brenton Lyons, who led off the third with a single.

The Redskins would plate three more in the top of the fourth off of three singles, an error and a fielder’s choice as they cut into the lead to make it 6-4.

The Mohawks answered with solo runs in each of the next two innings, with Cade Bethard driving in Braden Whalen on a single in the fourth and Michael Jones plating Dominic Golitko on a single in the fifth.

Nokomis cut the margin to 8-5 with back-to-back-to-back singles by Brenton Lyons, Dallas Sneddon and Gavin Lipe, but Morrisonville put the game away with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The two teams would combine for 25 hits, with Lyons leading Nokomis with a 3-for-3 night and Golitko pacing the Mohawks with three singles and two doubles. Cole Sidwell, Michael Jones and Will Jenkins also had two hits each in the win.

Jones would get the win on the mound, giving up five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks, while striking out five. Ulrici would take the loss for Nokomis, while Thornton and Aumann both pitched for the Redskins.

Game Two

In the second game, Morrisonville would get a pitching gem from John Wolf, who struck out 14 batters over six innings in the Mohawks 9-2 victory over the Redskins.

Wolf allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk, with Christian Tapia coming in for the final three outs, two of which came by strikeout.

Wolf got all the run support he needed in the fourth inning, when Morrisonville plated four runs in the top of the frame.

Up 2-0 already after solo talleys in the second and third, Morrisonville put together a two-out rally in the fourth, which was started by Ruger Brown’s double.

Jhadyn Walker singled to move Brown to third and Dominic Golitko drove both runners in with another single. Will Jenkins would plate Golitko with a third straight single and also came around to score a batter later when Michael Jones reached on an error.

The fourth run would chase Nokomis starter Benny Clavin off the mound and Hunter Broers came on to get the final out.

The Redskins would cut the deficit to four after Benny Clavin was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on an error. The second run would come after Landon Engelman walked, moved to second on the same error that plated Clavin and scored on a single by Matthew Ulrici.

That would be the only offense for the Redskins in the game though, while Morrisonville added single runs in each of the next three frames.

The Mohawks would outhit the Redskins 11-5 in the game, with Cooper Bertolino picking up two hits for Nokomis. Both Ruger Brown and Dominic Golitko had two base hits and two runs scored for the Mohawks, who evened their record to 5-5 with the win.

Both teams will be busy to start the week, with Morrisonville hosting Taylorville on May 10 and Hillsboro on May 11. Nokomis will host Pawnee on May 10 and Mt. Olive on May 11.

May 6 at Morrisonville

Nokomis 001 301 0 5 9 3

Morrisonville 150 113 x 11 16 5

Pitching Statistics

Nokomis IP R ER H K BB

Ulrici 1.2 6 6 7 1 3

Thornton 3.2 5 4 8 6 2

Aumann 0.2 0 0 1 1 0

*Ulrici 1 HBP

M’ville IP R ER H K BB

Jones 7 5 3 9 5 2

*Jones 1 HBP

Batting Statistics

Multiple Hits: Nokomis - Brenton Lyons 3-3; Morrisonville - Dominic Golitko 5-5, Cole Sidwell 2-3, Michael Jones 2-4, Will Jenkins 2-5. 2B: Morrisonville - Dominic Golitko 2, Colton Tischkau 1. Runs: Nokomis - Cooper Bertolino 1, Landon Engelman 1, Hunter Broers 1, Brenton Lyons 1, Ryan Eisenbarth 1; Morrisonville - Dominic Golitko 3, Will Jenkins 2, Cade Bethard 2, Colton Tischkau 1, Braden Whalen 1, Cole Sidwell 1, Jhadyn Walker 1. RBI: Nokomis - Brenton Lyons 2, Elijah Aumann 1; Morrisonville - Michael Jones 3, Jhadyn Walker 2, Will Jenkins 2, Dominic Golitko 1, John Wolf 1, Cade Bethard 1.

May 6 at Morrisonville

Morrisonville 011 411 1 9 11 3

Nokomis 000 200 0 2 5 4

Pitching Statistics

M’ville IP R ER H K BB

Wolf 6 2 1 5 14 1

Tapia 1 0 0 0 2 0

*Wolf 1 HBP

Nokomis IP R ER H K BB

Clavin 3.2 6 5 9 0 2

Broers 3.1 3 1 2 3 3

*Broers 1 HBP

Batting Statistics

Multiple Hits: Morrisonville - Dominic Golitko 2-3, Ruger Brown 2-3; Nokomis - Cooper Bertolino 2-3. 2B: Morrisonville - Ruger Brown 1, Michael Jones 1. Runs: Morrisonville - Dominic Golitko 2, Braden Whalen 2, Will Jenkins 1, Gabe Armentrout 1, Ruger Brown 1, Jhadyn Walker 1, John Wolf 1; Nokomis - Benny Clavin 1, Landon Engelman 1. RBI: Morrisonville - Ruger Brown 2, Dominic Golitko 2, Will Jenkins 1, Michael Jones 1, Cole Sidwell 1; Nokomis - Matthew Ulrici 1.

Record: Nokomis (1-3); Morrisonville (5-5).

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