Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Hancock 5, Morris 3
MORRIS – Hancock rallied for four runs with two outs in the seventh to earn a 5-3 victory over Morris in the 18U season finale from Chizek Field in Morris on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-1 with two outs in the seventh, Colten Crowell’s RBI single landed just inside the left field foul line to pull Hancock within a run. Dane Schroeder scored the tying run on a wild pitch, Daniel Milander then delivered a go-ahead two-run single for Hancock’s first lead of the night at 5-3.
Preston Rohloff picked up the win with a complete game effort, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.
Morris took a 1-0 lead in the third when Austin Berlinger scored on a wild pitch. The game remained that way until Milander scored the tying run in the sixth when he stole third, then scored when the throw down ended up in left field.
Morris answered right back when Zach Bruns hit a one-out double, then scored on Cade Fehr’s RBI double. Fehr would score on an RBI hit from Brandon Jergenson for a 3-1 lead.
Austin Berlinger started for Morris and pitched five innings of shutout ball, giving up one hit and striking out three. Bruns took the loss in relief, allowing five runs (four earned) on two hits, three walks and four strikeouts.
Bruns and Fehr each went 2-3 at the plate for Morris who ends the year at 3-7. Hancock went 3-3 on the season.