SYCAMORE — North Baltimore gave up four runs in the first two innings but it rallied and topped Mohawk in both teams’ season finale, 5-4, in eight innings on Monday.
Trailing 4-2, the Tigers (15-11, 9-2 Midland Athletic League) scored twice in the fifth inning to tie it and pushed one run across in the eighth to win it and secure sole possession of second place in the league standings.
Mohawk (11-12, 7-4 MAL) had three of its first four hitters reach base in the first inning, with Nathan Weinandy doubling home a pair of runs.
North Baltimore tied it in the top of the second inning, taking advantage of three walks.
The Warriors went back on top in the bottom of the inning, using leadoff walks by Wes Shaw and Eric Maskey and a two-run single by Andrew Loose to go up 4-2.
Weinandy struggled with control as Mohawk’s starter, walking six while giving up just one hit and one earned run in 2 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. He was replaced by Loose, who pitched scoreless ball until the fifth inning.
Zach Stewart and Dalton Ishmael had one-out singles and Jacob Frost added a two-out RBI-single in the two-run inning that tied the game.
The Tigers took their first and only lead in the eighth, getting a leadoff single from No. 9 hitter Levi Newcomer, a walk and an error to produce a run.
Mohawk managed just a two-out walk in the bottom of the inning as Jordan Watson shut the Warriors down after the first two innings. He gave up seven hits and five walks with 16 strikeouts.
Loose allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of relief. He also led them at the plate with two hits.
Stewart had a pair of hits for North Baltimore.
Score by innings
North Baltimore 020 020 01 — 5 5
Mohawk 220 000 00 — 4 7
WP: Watson; LP: Loose.
2B: Weinandy (M).