Marquette Blues fall twice at Escanaba Tournament

By Journal Sports Staff

ESCANABA — Things didn’t go the Marquette Blues’ way Friday afternoon at the Escanaba Tournament and they didn’t improve on Saturday.

In its first game of the afternoon, Marquette was dealt a tough 1-0 loss at the hands of De Pere (Wis.), who scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Blake Henriksen was dealt the loss for the Blues despite only giving up four hits.

As if the first game wasn’t hard enough, Marquette’s second game added to its pain as the Blues fell to Kimberly (Wis.) 13-3 in four innings.

The Blues got on the scoreboard first with three runs in the top of the third, but it was all Kimberly from there.

Kimberly scored five runs in its half of the third and completed the victory with eight runs in the fourth.

Brendan Kaski took the loss on the mound for Marquette as he gave up 10 runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts over three and two-thirds innings.

Peter VandenAvond led the Blues at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a run scored, while Holden Shaneberger also had two hits for Marquette.

The tournament concludes this afternoon.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.