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Negaunee Miners softball team batters Menominee Maroons to improve to 6-0

MENOMINEE — Negaunee brought its hitting shoes on the road once again on Friday, improving its high school softball record to 6-0 with a doubleheader sweep at Menominee.

The Miners scored in every inning but one and winning 16-2 and 19-2, each game lasting just five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Pitcher Josie Thomson received the run support in the opener, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out nine.

Larissa Anderson did even better in the nightcap, also going the distance as both runs she allowed were unearned as she also gave up three hits and three walks while fanning seven.

“I’m very happy that we’ve been hitting the ball real well this early,” NHS coach Randy Carlson said. “But we’ll get a real test this week (Tuesday) when we play Escanaba.”

Katelyn Lammi totaled seven hits and seven RBIs Friday, going 4 for 4 in the opener with two doubles and three RBIs, then 3 for 4 in Game 2 with four RBIs.

Morgan Carlson cracked a two-run homer in each game in the fourth inning of Game 1 and third inning of the nightcap.

Thomson was 3 for 3 with three RBIs in the game she pitched, while Allie Ennett was 4 for 4 with four runs scored to help out Anderson.

The Miners play at Rapid River at 4 p.m. today and at Escanaba at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Doubleheaders at Manistique and Norway later in the week were canceled, as was a trip to a downstate tournament this weekend.

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

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