BESSEMER, PA- Mohawk built a four-run lead in the fifth inning and then held off Rochester’s charge for a 6-5 victory on Monday. Rochester scored three runs in the failed comeback on a stolen base by Sal Laure, a, and a single by Logan Lyons.
The Warriors earned the victory despite allowing Rochester to score three runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by Rochester was led by Ethan Blair, Justin Schurr, and Lyons, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Rochester got things started in the first inning. Rochester scored one run when Parker Lyons singled.
Mohawk pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth A.J. Verdi’s sac fly scored one run for Mohawk Area Warriors Varsity and Parker Harman grounded out, scoring one run.
Mohawk notched three runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower from the Warriors was led by Marc Conti and Jay Wrona, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Conti was credited with the victory for Mohawk. The pitcher allowed two hits and two runs over four innings, striking out two and walking one. J.C. Voss and Lucas Cummings entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Cummings recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Mohawk.
Lyons took the loss for Rochester. The pitcher went three innings, allowing one run on five hits and walking zero.
The Warriors racked up 13 hits in the game. Conti, Garrison Staph, Voss, Cooper Vance, and Wrona each racked up multiple hits for Mohawk. Conti led Mohawk with three hits in three at-bats.
Lyons went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Rochester in hits. Rochester didn’t commit a single error in the field. Laure had the most chances in the field with five.