Morrisonville Holds Off Tornadoes To Score Win

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The Morrisonville High School baseball team staved off a five-run seventh inning rally to preserve a 11-9 win over Tri-City on Friday, April 30, the Mohawks’ third victory of the season.

The Mohawks were outhit 10-5 in the game, but held Tri-City to just four runs in the first six innings as they carried a 11-4 advantage into the final frame.

The Tornadoes would score their five runs in the seventh off of four singles, two walks and two hit batters, but Christian Tapia coaxed a pop up to first from Brayden Armstrong with the tying run on second to secure the victory.

The Mohawks had built up their lead with four runs in the second, one in the third and fourth and five in the sixth inning before Tri-City’s comeback attempt.

John Wolf, Braden Whalen and Cole Sidwell would all have doubles in the game for Morrisonville, with Sidwell driving in a pair of runs and scoring two as well. Whalen and Will Jenkins, who had a single in the game, also had two runs scored, while Cade Bethard had the other Morrisonville hit and one run scored.

On the mound, Michael Jones pitched the first four and gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk, while striking out five. Will Jenkins, Gabe Armentrout and Christian Tapia also pitched for the Mohawks, collectively giving up six runs on five hits, four walks and five hit batters.

Morrisonville’s games on May 3 and May 5 against Edinburg were cancelled due to COVID protocols from the Wildcats, while their game with Nokomis on May 4, was postponed due to rain. Weather permitting, the Mohawks will play a doubleheader with the Redskins on Thursday, May 6, followed by a home game with Mt. Olive on Friday, May 7.

April 30 at Morrisonville

Tri-City 101 110 5 9 10 5

Morrisonville 041 105 x 11 5 2

Pitching Statistics

Tri-City IP R ER H K BB

Largent 5.1 9 4 5 12 4

Budd 0.2 2 0 0 2 1

M’ville IP R ER H K BB

Jones 4 3 2 5 5 1

Jenkins 1.1 1 1 0 2 2

Armentrout 1.1 4 4 3 2 1

Tapia 0.1 1 1 2 0 1

*Jenkins 3 HBP, Jones 1, HBP, Armentrout 1 HBP, Tapia 1 HBP

Batting Statistics

Multiple Hits: Tri-City - Bo Largent 3-5, Logan Weekly 2-4. 2B: Tri-City - Carter Sagle 1, Kaden Fickas 1; Morrisonville - John Wolf 1, Cole Sidwell 1, Braden Whalen 1. Runs: Morrisonville - Will Jenkins 2, Braden Whalen 2, Cole Sidwell 2, Dominic Golitko 1, Colton Tischkau 1, John Wolf 1, Cade Bethard 1, Isaac Ferrill 1. RBI: Morrisonville - Cole Sidwell 2, Isaac Ferrill 1.

Record: Morrisonville (3-5).

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