Baseball: Tomahawk drops pair to Mosinee
For the Tomahawk Leader
MOSINEE – The Tomahawk Hatchet baseball team dropped a pair of games to co–conference leading Mosinee in the first week of May, losing 12–0 in five innings on the road on Wednesday, May 3, amd 15–2 at home on Thursday, May 4.
Keegan Jirschele combined with Taylor Lemanski to no–hit the Hatchets on Wednesday, allowing a combined three walks with seven strikeouts. Tomahawk was only able to advance two runners to second base before the Indians were able to put up a five–spot in the bottom of the fourth to enact the run–rule when the Hatchets were unable to score on Lemanski.
The Indians traveled to Tomahawk the next day and were able to open the game with three in the first – from there the Hatchets were able to hang around for a while, going into the bottom of the fifth down, 6-0 before breaking through for two runs. Tomahawk loaded the bases with nobody out, then with one out, Addison Peissig had an infield hit to drive in Cooper Hetzel, who doubled to lead off the inning. Monty Framke scored on the same play, which included an Indian error. Mosinee was able to avoid further damage when Drew Tollefson grounded out to end the inning.
Mosinee answered in the top of the sixth with one run before opening up the game in the seventh, scoring eight runs off Framke and Grant Albrecht.
Zack Friske had two of the five Hatchet hits in the game. Tyler Jablonski added the other Tomahawk hit.
Tomahawk was back on the diamond the week of Monday, May 8, with games against Antigo on Tuesday May 9 and Friday, May 12, followed by a non-conference doubleheader at Johnson Creek on the Saturday, May 13.
This week, the Hatchet sluggers were slated to host Rhinelander on Monday, May 15. On Thursday, May 18, the Hatchets will travel to Rhinelander, and will take on Wittenberg-Birnamwood on the road on Friday, May 19.