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Montevideo's Brock Ackerman, left, is called out attempting to steal second in the first inning as Minnewaska second baseman Mike Whittemore holds on to the ball. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Waska rumbles past Monte

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MONTEVIDEO -- Mike Whittemore smacked a three-run homer in the first inning and Minnewaska powered past Montevideo 17-5 in West Central South Conference baseball on Thurdsday.

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Montevideo dropped three wind-blown pop-ups in the first inning and finished with eight errors.

Whittemore went 3-for-5 with four RBI. Shane Bosek also went 3-for-5.

Montevideo (2-6, 2-7) starter Troy Hendrickson had to leave the game after pitching just one inning when he twisted an ankle crossing the plate on a wild pitch to score the Thunder Hawks' third run in the bottom of the first.

Andy Goracke picked up the win in relief for the Lakers (4-4, 5-6), allowing one run on three hits in 4Xc innings.

Minnewaska 17, Montevideo 5

Minnewaska 530 405 -- 17 12 0

Montevideo 310 100 -- 5 5 8

HITTING - Minnewaska: Kevin Jenks 1-for-2, rbi; Alex Henricks 1-for-5, 3 runs; Mike Whittemore 3-for-5, 3-run HR, 4 rbi; Ryan Kleven 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Shane Bosek 3-for-5, 2 runs; Taylor Kollman 1-for-2; Andy Goracke 1-for-1; Jeremy Walker 1-for-4 ... Montevideo: Ryan Tostenson 1-for-2, rbi; Troy Hendrickson 1-for-1, rbi; Christian Brabender 1-for-3; Brock Ackerman 1-for-1; Andy Schultz 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Taylor Kollman 1Zc-2-4-4-5-1; Andy Goracke (W) 4Xc-3-1-1-3-5 ... Montevideo: Troy Hendrickson (L) 1-3-5-2-1-1; Mitch Christensen 4-4-7-2-3-6; Andy Schultz 1-5-5-5-1-0

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