Warriors now in 3rd place in MAL with 2 games left
SYCAMORE — Nathan Weinandy was a double short of hitting for the cycle, drove in seven runs and picked up the pitching win as the Mohawk baseball team used a seven-run fifth inning to top New Riegel, 12-6, on Monday.
Weinandy blasted a bases-loaded triple in the first inning and then scored on John Riedel’s groundout to put the Warriors (10-11, 6-3 Midland Athletic League) up 4-0 after one inning.
After New Riegel (11-12, 5-5 MAL) cut the deficit to 4-2, Weinandy came through with a run-scoring single in the second inning that made it a 5-2 game.
The Blue Jackets rallied with three runs in the fourth inning to tie it at 5 and then took the lead, 6-5, in the top of the fifth inning.
However, Mohawk sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth. John Riedel was hit by a pitch and Wes Shaw singled with one out. Pinch hitter Eric Maskey got the job done, delivering a run-scoring double to tie the game at 6.
Zach Riedel singled to put Mohawk back on top and Andrew Loose hit a sacrifice fly and Jonathon Morter singled to make it a 9-6 game. With two runners on and two outs, Weinandy blasted a three-run shot to serve as his own insurance on the mound.
On the mound, Weinandy (5-1) allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks and six strikeouts.
Andrew Hohman had a single, double and an RBI to lead the Blue Jackets at the plate. Jake Dryfuse singled, walked twice, scored two runs and drove in a run.
Shock, Morter and John Riedel had two hits each for the Warriors. Shock scored three times and Morter and Weinandy both crossed home plate twice.
Blaine Hughes was the losing pitcher, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings. Brady Hall pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts.
Mohawk hosts Carey at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Score by innings
New Riegel 020 310 0 — 6 6
Mohawk 410 070 x — 12 12
WP: Weinandy (5-1); LP: Hughes.
2B: Hohman (NR), A. Reinhart (NR).
3B: Weinandy (M), Schalk (NR).
HR: Weinandy (M).