MORAVIA — Although time is running short for Moravia to pull off a fifth straight conference championship, that hasn’t stopped them from competing well in conference games this season. Moravia saw their conference record improve to 11-3 on Wednesday after defeating Moulton-Udell 10-2.
Lamoni currently leads the Bluegrass Conference championship race at 8-1 but with five less conference games played than Moravia due to rainouts, it will be interesting to see if Lamoni can make up those games and give Moravia a chance. The Mohawks’ next two games are their final conference games and they will likely need to win both to give themselves a chance.
Moulton-Udell was tied at two with Moravia after one inning of play as a Caleb Martin RBI double and Hunter Hansen RBI ground out would help get the Eagles on the board.
The Mohawks answered in the bottom of the inning on a Moulton-Udell error and a Casey Smith RBI ground out.
Moravia would take the lead in the third inning on RBI hits from Smith and Matthew Seals. Cason Butz’s RBI single in the fourth was followed by a two-RBI triple in the right-center gap by Hunter Arbogast as Moravia would blow open the game.
After a shaky first inning, Arbogast settled in nicely on the mound and would shut down the Eagle bats. Arbogast would allow just one hit in the remaining six innings on his way to a complete game. He would end up giving up two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.
Moravia (12-8) host Orient-Macksburg (1-17) on Thursday at 6 p.m. while Moulton-Udell (5-11) will return home to play Twin Cedars (10-10) on Thursday at 6 p.m.