BESSEMER, PA- The Mohawk Warriors took the lead late and defeated New Castle 6-5 on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Warriors batting in the bottom of the fifth when J.C. Voss drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Warriors built a four-run lead in the sixth inning and then held off New Castle’s charge. New Castle scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by Dante Micaletti, a single by Nico Miller, and a single by Rocco Bernadina.
Mohawk fired up the offense in the second inning, when Marc Conti drew a walk, scoring one run. Then the Warriors knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Warriors scored one run on a stolen base.
Conti got the win for the Warriors. The pitcher went three innings, allowing two runs on one hit, striking out one, and walking zero. Brady Harman threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Conti recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Warriors.
Dominik Fornataro took the loss for New Castle. The bulldog lasted two innings, allowing zero hits and one run while striking out four.
Cooper Vance started the game for Warriors. Vance went two innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out two
Jay Wrona, A.J. Verdi, and Austin McBride each managed one hit to lead Warriors. Warriors stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Jordan Mollenkopf led the way with two.
New Castle totaled seven hits. Miller, Austin Kelly, and Micaletti each had multiple hits for New Castle. New Castle didn’t commit a single error in the field. Nick Rodgers had 12 chances in the field, the most on the team.