MARQUETTE - Ryan Hanson and McKinley Larson combined for five hits and four RBIs to spark the Marquette American Legion Blues to an 8-5 non-league baseball victory over visiting Channing on Wednesday evening.
Hanson rapped out three singles, while Larson smacked a double and a triple to power the Blues. Teammate and winning pitcher Colin O'Neal also plated two runs.
O'Neal, who got relief help from Hanson and Trevor Bratonia, went 3 1/3 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four.
The Blues scored twice in the first inning and four in the third to lead 6-0.
Marquette Blues 8,
Channing Railroaders 5
R H E
Channing 000 311 0 5 7 3
Marquette Blues 204 200 x 8 10 2
WP: Colin O'Neal, 3.3IP, 3R, 4H, 4K, 1BB
LP: C. Greiner, 6IP, 8R, 10H, 10K, 4BB
Channing: K. Pecarek, 2-for-4, run, 2 RBI; B. Harper, 2-for-2, run
Marquette Blues: Ryan Hanson, 3-for-4, run, 2 RBI; McKinley Larson, 2-for-4, run, 2 RBI; Colin O'Neal, 1-for-3, 2 RBI