Five-Run Fifth Downs Warriors at Home Against Monarchs


Rochester baseball surrendered five runs in a tough fifth-inning as the Warriors were unable to battle back during an 11-6 loss at home to Mark Morris in non-league action Wednesday.

“We had a couple mental errors and we won’t be successful if we can’t overcome them — such as knowing how many outs there are,” Rochester manager Brad Quarnstrom said. 

Warriors pitchers scattered 12 hits to Monarch batters on the day as Mark Morris plated runs in five of the seven innings to seal the win.

Rochester got five of its runs after drawing four walks in the fourth inning before senior Landon Hawes smacked a two-run single. Hawes finished with three RBI and two of the Warriors’ five hits on the day.

“(Mark Morris) helped us out. We’ve just got to find a way offensively,” Quarnstrom said. 

Hyde Parrish punched out a game-high six batters across 4.1 innings of work for the Warriors, while Jyson O’Connor added two strikeouts and Tony Groninger pitched 1.2 innings.

“Hyde threw well and kept us in the game,” Quarnstrom said. “He threw strikes.”

Rochester (1-1) hosts R.A. Long in another non-league matchup at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.