Molitor, Washington Slide Past Sullivan
Sullivan fell to Washington for the second time this season, losing 8-0 on Thursday in the Washington Tournament.
Sullivan mustered just two hits against Tristan Molitor, who pounded the strike zone. Molitor threw 51 pitches in five innings and 34 were for strikes.
Sullivan put all but one ball in play.
A rocky first inning put Sullivan down early as Washington raced out to a 4-0 lead.
Logan McCummiskey started and labored through the opening frame. He went three innings, struck out four, walked three and hit two batters.
Sam Turilli took over in the fourth and pitched 1-2/3 innings, allowing four hits and two runs.
Blayten Nolie and Justin Lowe had the only hits for Sullivan.
Washington’s Jack Czeschin finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Sam Heggemann was 1-for-3 and drove in three runs.
McCummiskey plunked Brandon Stahlman and walked Bryce Mayer, then hit Joe Hackmann to load the bases with one out.
Heggemann doubled to left to clear them, then scored on Blain Tuepker’s double to center.
Tuepker came up in the third and hit another two-bagger to center. McCummiskey got Zac Coulter out on a ground out, but he walked Cody Tuepker. Levi Weber dropped a two-out bunt and an error allowed Blain Tuepker to score, giving Washington a 5-0 lead.
Turilli surrendered an RBI double to Czeschin in the fourth. An error on a ball that would have ended the inning instead brought Czeschin around to score to put Washington up 7-0.
The game was called after Washington scored its eighth run in the fifth. Turilli got two quick outs, but Stahlman singled, Mayer was hit by a pitch and Czeschin ended the game with an RBI single to center.