Marquette Blues open Antigo Tournament with two losses

By Journal Sports Staff

ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion baseball team traveled west across the state border for the Antigo Tournament Saturday and the Blues didn’t get off to great start Marquette was handed a 4-2 loss by Ashwaubenon (Wis.) in its opener, and then a 5-0 defeat by Antigo in its second game of the afternoon.

In the early game, the Blues fell behind 3-0 before rallying with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. However, that’s all they could manage as Ashwaubenon closed out the win.

Kyle Frusti took the loss on the mound for Marquette after giving up three runs on seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts over three and two-thirds innings.

Peter VandenAvond and Brendan Kaski both had a hit for the Blues, while Blake Henriksen and Holden Shaneberger both drove in runs.

In the late game, Marquette did slightly better at the plate, but couldn’t push across any runs.

Antigo picked up a run in the bottom of the first inning, another in the fifth and then put the game away with three runs in the sixth.

Kaski was handed the loss for the Blues after giving up five runs on eight hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Kaski and Jakob Peterson both had two hits.

The tournament continues today as the Blues face Neenah (Wis.) at 11 a.m. EDT and then the Gladstone Indians at 1 p.m. EDT.

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