Gleason, Young lead Marquette Embroidery to 1st win of season

By Journal Sports Staff

NEGAUNEE — Annette Gleason tripled and singled and Amy Young went 4 for 4 to lead Marquette Embroidery to its first win of the season, a 15-12 decision over Venice 2 in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 20.

Kristen Utzman hit two triples and Mara Couch a homer for Venice.

In other “C” action, Pineshears moved into a three-way tie for first place after defeating Upper Peninsula Health Plan 29-7 to hand the latter its first loss of the season.

Livvie Wood, who tripled and doubled, Kathy LaPine and Mary Peterson each went 5 for 5 for the winners, while teammate Toni Tikkanen had a double, triple and grand slam homer; Chelsea Roberts a home run; and Nikki Long a triple.

Stacie Vahamaa hit a triple and Cheryl Churack a double for UPHP.

Rachel Scott went 5 for 5 with three doubles to help River Rock Lanes edge U.P. Fabricating 25-24. Teammate Brianna Lynch was 4 for 4 also with three doubles in support of winning pitcher Emily Rushford.

UPF’s Elyse Schaeffer and Valerie Prusi each went 5 for 5 while Renee Caya homered.

Micailly Carlson, who doubled, and Mariah Heard each went 3 for 3 to support winning hurler Sue Bazinette as the Eagles joined the three-way tie atop the division with a 12-4 win over Jack’s Teepee 1, which saw Liz Farley go 3 for 3 and Macey Nault double.

Kayla Bertucci was 5 for 5 to keep Bertucci Construction within a game of first place with a 17-6 win over QCPFC, which got a homer from Madison Pruett.

Sherry Hewitt was 5 for 5 and Beckey Grove hit a triple as Willey’s Tire Shop also stayed within a game of the leaders after an 18-5 win over Jack’s Teepee 2, which saw Nancy Laine hit two doubles.

In Class A, Cognition Brewing Co. remained alone in the first place after a 21-3 thrashing of Jasper Ridge Brewery.

Mariah LaPointe-Dunham, Terri Tammelin and Mandie Meyer all went 4 for 5 and scored four times. LaPointe-Dunham hit three homers, Tammelin homered and doubled and Meyer doubled.

In addition, teammate Amanda Harlock hit two triples and scored twice, Nicolette Schultz doubled and scored three times and Megan Reilly doubled and scored twice.

For Jasper Ridge, Erika Bjorn was 2 for 3 and scored twice while LeAnn Saarela homered.

Liz Hamming homered and went 4 for 4 and Dindy Cousineau was 2 for 3 to lead Buck’s Party Store to a 20-2 win over Martin Sports and remain within a game of the lead.

For Martin, Veronica Slone was 2 for 2 with a homer and two RBIs while Jordan Kowski, Ashley Asgaard and Tayler Gray all singled.

Sandie Whitford, who hit two doubles, Linda Dompierre and Brooke Etelamaki each went 3 for 4 in Sisters’ close 18-16 decision over Tino’s.

The winners’ Angie Judici hit a triple, while Tino’s Josey Moyle and Taryn Moyle both went 3 for 3. Josey Moyle and teammate Katie Rankinen homered while Taryn Moyle tripled.

Paige Yoho and Erin King each went 5 for 5 and scored three runs in Screened Image’s 16-8 victory over Venice 1, which saw Brittney Rovelsky go 4 for 4 and Abbie Salisbury 3 for 4.

In Class B, Nikki Richer and Ashlee Kind each hit a double as Brogie’s remained undefeated with a 10-3 win over Yooper Shirts, whose Loretta Willey went 3 for 3.

Brandi Maxon homered to keep Buster’s within a half-game of the top spot with an 8-1 win over Pasquali’s, which saw Andria Corcoran go 2 for 2 with a double.

Arica Altobello doubled in the go-ahead run and finished 3 for 4 as Dave’s Collision pulled out a 16-15 victory over Signs Unlimited.

Dave’s Mel Bess went 4 for 4 while Signs’ Sue Luokkala was 3 for 4 and credited with several great outfield catches.

Lori Rivord, Janelle Thompson and Gina Debelak each were 3 for 3 in Quality Car Care’s 14-10 win over VALIC. Rivord and VALIC’s Laura L’Esperance both hit a triple and double while Debelak had a double.

Jessica Harper, who cracked two doubles, and Kaylin Maynard each went 3 for 4 to lead Paradise to a close 18-16 win over Venice 3, which got a homer from Jen Laurala and triple from Becky Lee.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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