Marquette Reds dodge raindrops to post baseball win over Menominee Juniors
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds were able to dodge the raindrops long enough to get in a 9-2 win over the Menominee Junior Maroons in an Upper Peninsula Under-19 Baseball League game played at Haley Memorial Field on Sunday morning.
The second game was canceled. The Reds have one playing date left, a home doubleheader against the Gladstone Junior Indians at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Isaac Sarles pitched all four innings for Marquette on Sunday, allowing two runs — one earned — on four singles with no walks and four strikeouts.
The Reds, who were outhit 4-3, benefitted from eight walks, three Menominee errors, two hit batsmen and five stolen bases.
Marquette erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, adding one in the second and five more in the third.
Logan Peterson had an RBI single in the first, while Nate Cromell had an RBI single in the third. Also in the third, Dallas Cobe and Luke Mead drew bases-loaded walks for RBIs.
The Reds’ other hit, also a single, came from Zach Bukowski, who had an RBI, scored a run and drew two walks. Cobe scored twice and stole three bases, while Peterson, Cromell, Mead, Sarles, Easton Miller and Nick Pantti each scored a run.
During the game, Menominee showed its sportsmanship after Cobe was injured sliding into third base. Along with a number of Reds’ personnel, Maroons first baseman Kennis Boivin and his father and first-base coach Bret Boivin helped Cobe off the field and got him iced before a trip to the hospital.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.