Trio leads Venice 3 to first win

By Journal Sports Staff

NEGAUNEE — Julie Boule homered, Dawn Jackovich tripled and Jamie Bryan helped turn two double plays as Venice 3 earned its first victory of the season in a Class B game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on July 11.

Venice 3 pulled off a 15-3 victory over Signs Unlimited, which saw Jess Peura-Koski go 3 for 3.

In other Class B action, Jamee Gobert and Lillee Martin each went 2 for 3 with a homer as Dave’s Collision knocked off division leader Buster’s 10-7. Buster’s Brandi Maxon homered and teammate Maddy Kontio tripled.

Ashlee Kind and Hannah Salmi each had triples as Brogie’s defeated Quality Car Care 14-8 and joined Dave’s Collision and Buster’s with six wins apiece.

QCC’s Rhonda Williams went 5 for 5 and Connie Kontio 3 for 4.

Andria Corcoran and Kara Czember both homered to lead Pasquali’s to its second win of the season, a 14-6 triumph over VALIC, which saw Mia Storm homer, too.

Sara Martin hit a grand slam homer and Sue Rice a three-run shot as Paradise piled up a 20-13 win over Yooper Shirts, which got a three-run dinger from Chelsea Pekrul.

In Class C, Amber Nault hit three home runs, one a grand slam, to lead the Eagles to a 24-19 victory over QCPFC. The winners, who remained in a tie for first place, also got homers from Janelle Buttery and Chastity Ellet in support of winning pitcher Sue Bazinette.

QCPFC’s Jenn Quayle and Krystal Foster each went 4 for 4 with a homer.

Also in Class C, Anna Chipman hit two homers, one a grand slam, to lead U.P. Health Plan to a 19-4 win over Jack’s Teepee 2. UPHP also shares first place in the division after Ellen Sundberg and Stacie Vahamaa each went 5 for 5 and Chelsea Hewitt doubled.

Jack’s Holly Luokkala tripled.

Kathy Lapine, Victoria Powelson and Livvie Wood, who homered, all went 4 for 4 in Pineshears’ 13-11 win over Bertucci Construction. The winners’ Mary Peterson and Pineshears’ Hailey Hytinen both tripled.

Amy Williams and Brooke Bleckler hit homers in a 12-5 win posted by Willey’s Tire Shop’s over Venice 2, which saw Kristen Utzman go 3 for 4 and Krystal Frederickson 2 for 3.

Jordan Fitzpatrick hit two homers as River Rock Lanes eased past Marquette Embroidery 16-13. The winners’ Nichol Trejo and Steph Perry hit one homer apiece while teammate Brianna Lynch was 3 for 3 with a triple.

Embroidery’s Amy Young had two triples and a double, Carla Lovern a homer and Shawna Annala a triple.

Lindsey Thompson blasted three homers and Liz Farley hit one roundtripper as Jack’s Teepee 1 outscored U.P. Fabricating 18-3.

In Class A, Terri Tammelin and Nicole Gustafson hit over-the-fence homers as Cognition Brewing Co. remained undefeated with a 17-7 win over Screened Image.

Tammelin had four RBIs and Gustafson three, while teammate Nicolette Schultz went 4 for 5 and Mandie Meyer, Tiah Pusakulich, Amanda Harlock and Jeni Fittante all were 3 for 4. Meyer included two doubles and Pusakulich and Harlock one double apiece.

And the winners’ Molly Wales had a double and two RBIs.

SI’s Meagan Petros went 3 for 4 with a triple and two runs scored, while Courtney Waara, who tripled, and Stacie Kruse each went 3 for 5 and Megan Kinnunen had a triple and two RBIs.

Also in Class A, Sara Polini went 2 for 3, both hits homers, and Kathy Hill 3 for 3 with a double as Buck’s Party Store remained within a game of the top spot with an 8-3 win over Sisters, which saw Angie Judici, who tripled, and Sandie Whitford each go 2 for 3.

Katie Rankinen and Kassy Carlson homered in Tino’s 18-4 win over Martin Sports. Rankinen went 5 for 5 and Carlson and teammate Cristine Larson each were 4 for 5.

Martin’s Veronica Slone was 2 for 3 with a homer and RBI, Jordan Kowalski 2 for 3 with an RBI, Tayler Gray 2 for 4 with an RBI and Cortney Caliguri hit a triple.

Brittney Rovelsky was 4 for 4 and Cassy Sandburg 4 for 5 as Venice 1 notched a 19-14 victory over Jasper Ridge Brewery, which saw LeAnn Saarela go 2 for 3 and Katie Morrison 2 for 4.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is