Preston Hutchens outduels former Marquette Blues’ teammate Riley Lynch in Superiorland Baseball League game
MARQUETTE — Preston Hutchens went the distance for the pitching victory as a pair of former Marquette Blues American Legion lefties squared off in the Marquette County Mavericks’ 9-4 win over 906 Sports Bar & Grill on Monday night.
The game was one of several held in Week 2 of the inaugural season of the Superiorland Baseball League. In other league action, Congress Pizza outscored Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen 16-11.
Mavericks 9, 906 Sports 4
At Gwinn, Hutchens allowed just one earned run on three hits and three walks as he struck out six against former teammate Riley Lynch, who also went the distance.
Lynch allowed eight earned runs, giving up seven hits and six walks while striking out 11. He also led his team at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a triple and RBI.
Brad Jalonen hit a two-run homer in the fifth to put the Mavericks in front for the first and only time. Teammate Steve Hintsala was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Spencer Larson was 1 for 2 with an RBI, two runs scored and two walks.
Next Monday, the Mavericks play Congress Pizza at 6:30 p.m., while the 906 Sports travel to Channing to take on the Railroaders at 7 p.m.
Congress Pizza 16, Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen 11
At Negaunee, Congress jumped out early, taking a 2-1 lead after one inning and held off Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen the rest of the way as each team evened its record at 1-1.
That was despite CB-CH scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull within 12-8.
The winners’ Cory Larson, Brad Waters and Noah Olgren each scored three times with Larson swiping multiple bases. Teammates Barry Hopper and Kaleb Rundman each scored twice and had hits.
Larson, Brian Coleman and player-manager Eli Wolf shared pitching duties for Congress Pizza.
Congress’ Kyle Wills and Coldwell’s Dan L’Esperance were both cited as standouts in the field.
Coldwell’s Carl Honkala and Paul Storm each had multiple-hit games.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.