Marquette Blues sweep doubleheader with Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette Blues swept a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with a help of a big day from Blake Henriksen.

Henriksen threw a one-hitter on the mound in the opener to help the Blues get a 4-0 victory over Iron Mountain, and in the nightcap, he went 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored as Marquette won 12-8 in five innings.

In the first game, Marquette got on the scoreboard with two runs in the top of the first and then added another in the third. Up 3-0 in the seventh, the Blues tacked on one more to help complete the shutout victory.

Henriksen racked up eight strikeouts and gave up four walks in his pitching outing. Hunter Doucette and Brendan Kaski led the Blues offensively as Doucette went 1 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored, while Kaski went 1-1 with a run scored.

In the second game, it was Iron Mountain who struck first as it pushed across two runs in the bottom of the first. However, Marquette answered back in the third by plating six runs and added another six in the fifth to take a commanding 12-5 advantage. Iron Mountain rallied in its half of the frame, picking up three runs, but couldn’t close the game any further.

Kaski earned the win on the hill for the Blues as he gave up five runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in four innings of work.

Jakob Peterson went 4 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored for Marquette.

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