ELDON — The Moravia Mohawks baseball squad fell 5-3 on Wednesday to Cardinal.
A double by Austin Wilson scored Avery Waybill in the first inning to give the Mohawks an early 1-0 lead.
Cardinal would respond, however, with two runs of their own in the bottom of the second to take a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth, Moravia’s Jake Martin would single to left field. He would advance to third before Mateo Varese hit a sacrifice ground ball to second base, allowing Martin to score and the Mohawks to tie the game at 2-2.
Cardinal responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.
Moravia standed two runners in scoring position in the top of the sixth. After the Mohawks’ Logan Perry and the Moravia defense retired Cardinal 1-2-3 in the bottom of the sixth Moravia attempted a comeback in the seventh inning.
Briar Cochran hit a lead off single to start off the inning. He would eventually steal second base. After back-to-back strikeouts, Cochran would score when Tyler Knapp hit a two-out single. However, the next batter would strikeout for Moravia, forcing the Mohawks to take a 5-3 loss.
Moravia (6-12) traveled to the James Crownie Sports Complex in Des Moines yesterday for a contest against Iowa Christian Academy. Moravia will be in Pekin tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Cardinal 5, Moravia 3
MOR 100 100 1 — 3 6 1
CAR 200 030 x — 5 6 3
Moravia battery — Alex Cloyed (4IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 1K), Logan Perry (2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K).
Hits — Briar Cochran 1-3, Avery Waybill 1-3, Austin Wilson 1-4, Tyler Knapp 1-4, Jake Martin 2-4. 2B — Wilson. RBI — Wilson, Knapp, Mateo Varese. Runs — Cochran, Waybill, Martin. SB — Cochran 2, Waybill 2, Knapp, Martin, Varese.