Mitchell Post 18 continued to benefit from strong starting pitching on Friday, helping it complete the sweep of its five-game homestand.
Post 18 held Winner/Colome Post 169 to two runs as it swept the twin bill at Cadwell Park. It took down Post 169, 10-0, in six innings in Game 1, then ended with a 12-2 five-inning victory in the second game.
"For the summer, our best pitching for a week," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "Everybody who threw this week did a phenomenal job. A great step in the right direction pitching-wise for us."
Isaac Rew and Calvin Hegg teamed up to pitch a one-hit gem in Game 1, giving Post 18's offense a chance to find a groove and slowly build its lead. Mitchell scored in five of the six innings, including multiple runs four times.
Jackson Kinzer recorded Winner/Colome's only hit-a first-inning single-while Rew, who earned the win, and Hegg combined for five strikeouts and two walks. In fact, Winner/Colome's final baserunner, Colby Kaiser, was picked off at second in the third, leading to Mitchell keeping the bases empty in the final three frames.
"The amount of pitches thrown for our outs was fantastic tonight," Norden said.
While Winner/Colome's bats were held in check, Post 18 recorded nine hits and capitalized on five errors. Jacob Beckers suffered the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and six walks in a four-inning start.
Mitchell received production up-and-down its lineup, with seven players recording a hit. Peyton Nash and Brady Brosz both had two hits, while Carson Max doubled and Carter Max drove in a pair.
Jackson Sadler took the mound in the second game as he only needed 54 pitches for his five-inning start. He struck out three and allowed two unearned runs on five hits, though Winner/Colome had a chance in the fifth.
It hit three straight singles to start the inning, but Sadler recorded a strikeout and pop out for the first two outs. An error sent home Dalton Baker before Kinzer, who suffered the loss on the mound, popped out to end the inning.
Mitchell's bats stayed hot, too, hitting five extra-base hits. Jared Miller's 3-for-3 day was highlighted by a pair of doubles, while Peyton Nash and Carson Max both hit a double during their two-hit games. Brady Hawkins tripled as part of Mitchell's nine-hit contest.
"I didn't have to call a lot of signs this week," Norden said. "I don't know if there was a time I called a play this week that we didn't execute on. We did a really good job executing things."
Mitchell (12-7) travels to Harrisburg for a 5 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday. Winner/Colome (4-3) plays Gregory on Wednesday in Winner.