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Marquette Reds salvage season-opening U.P. U-19 Baseball League split at Menominee

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds staged late rallies in both ends of a doubleheader they played at Menominee on Wednesday night, but it was the nightcap that proved the most fruitful for a 12-6 victory and a split of their first two games of the season.

The Reds are back in action at 6 p.m. EDT today with a doubleheader at Bark River.

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Menominee 13, Reds 3

The home team had its hitting shoes on early, scoring multiple runs in each of the first three innings to take a 12-0 lead.

The Reds broke through in the fourth and what proved to be final inning of the opener as Braidan Noskey collected a two-run single.

Isaac Sarles was the first of four pitchers for Marquette and took the loss, going one full inning and allowing four earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out two.

Noskey finished things up on the mound for the Reds, going 1 1/3 innings and allowing a run on five hits.

Paavo Mannisto doubled while Noskey and Marquette teammates Dallas Cobe, Jake Toyras and Easton Miller each had a single among the Reds’ five hits. Menominee totaled 19 hits, 18 of them singles, as they also stole seven bases.

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Reds 12, Menominee 6

Marquette erased an early 5-0 deficit with runs in each of the final four innings of this six-inning game, include five-run rallies in both the fourth and sixth.

Eathan Jennings had a ground-out RBI in the Reds’ fourth that gave them a 6-5 advantage, while Logan Frusti and Luke Mead each singled in the sixth that put Marquette over the top.

Mannisto got the pitching victory for the Reds as the third of three pitchers. He went five innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. The defense behind him sparkled, not committing an error.

Also among Marquette’s eight singles were two hits apiece by Noskey and Zach Bukowski.

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

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