SYCAMORE — Mohawk scored three times in the first inning and that was more than enough for starter Andrew Loose as the Warriors shut out Lakota, 7-0, on Saturday.
Mohawk (9-8, 5-3 MAL) scored another un in the second inning and added three in the fifth inning.
Loose (3-4) gave up just four hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
Mitch Brown led the Warriors’ offense, tallying three hits with a run scored an an RBI.
The first four Mohawk batters reached base to lead off the game as Aric Shock singled, Loose reached on an error and Jonathon Morter singled home a run. Nate Weinandy walked, and with one out, Brown singled home a run.
Loose singled and scored on a Morter single in the second inning, and in the fifth inning, the first five hitters in a row reached, producing three more runs. Devin Fredritz and Zach Riedel had RBI singles in the inning.
Nate Ray (2-4) took the loss for the Raiders (9-10, 5-4 MAL). He gave up four runs — three earned — on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout before being relieved.
Tiger Jaso had four of the Raiders’ four hits.
Mohawk hosts Lakota at 4:30 p.m. today.
Score by innings
Lakota 000 000 0 — 0 4
Mohawk 310 030 x — 7 9
WP: Loose (3-4); LP: Ray (2-4).