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Cougars win opener of doubleheader with MSHS

Marquette’s Peter VandenAvond stretches it out as he attempts to catch a fly ball by Superior Central’s Hayden Rockhill. VandenAvond was not able to hang on to it. High winds played havoc with the ball in the first game of their doubleheader against the Cougars. Looking on as he prepares to round second base is Kyle Frusti. (Photo courtesy of Daryl T. Jarvinen)
Superior Central second basemen Billy Crisp runs down and tags out Marquette’s Justin Wenk after he was caught in a pickle during the first game of their doubleheader. Looking on for the Cougars is Hayden Rockhill. (Photo courtesy of Daryl T. Jarvinen)
Marquette’s Logan Peterson pitches against Superior Central in the first game of their doubleheader. (Photo courtesy of Daryl T. Jarvinen)

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity baseball team had an another win this weekend in addition to the two victories reported in Monday’s Mining Journal.

In Saturday’s home nightcap against Superior Central, MSHS squeaked by 8-7.

The first game of the doubleheader — which was not detailed in Monday’s article — was a different story as the visiting Cougars won 19-6.

The Cougars scored in five of the seven innings, while MSHS tallied three runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth.

Superior Central had 13 hits, with Mathew Mclaury and Kyle Frusti each tallying three RBIs and Parker Maki and Billy Crisp each bringing home two runs.

Hayden Rockhill was the winning pitcher for Superior Central, allowing no runs in three innings while striking out four.

Relievers Parker Maki and Dakota Maki struck out four and three, respectively.

For the Redmen, starting pitcher Brady Wright took the loss, but did strike out four.

Erik Johnson and Justin Wenk each batted in two RBIs. for Marquette.

The Redmen has eight errors in the opener.

In the second game Saturday, the Redmen scored four in the third inning, then saw Superior Central tally seven runs in the fourth inning.

MSHS struck back, with a three-run fifth and the winning run coming across in the sixth inning.

Justin Wenk was the winning pitcher, allowing seven runs in 6• innings.

The Cougars’ Mathew Mclaury took the loss, allowing two runs in an inning and a third.

Offensively, the Redmen were led by Derek Perderson with two RBI, while Andrew Cain and Kyle Frusti had RBIs for Superior Central.

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