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Frosty Treats, 1844 post pair of wins in Marquette County Little League Major Division softball

NEGAUNEE — Frosty Treats and the 1844 team each won a pair of games in the Marquette County inter-association league in Little League Major Division softball over the past few weeks.

Here is a roundup of those results:

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1844 10, West End Land Management 6

On May 30 in Palmer, a five-run second inning turned a close 3-1 game into an easier win for the team with the 19th-century moniker.

The winners’ Audrey Hahn, Sophia DuBord, Aubrey Gemme and Olivia Brancheau each had two hits, while Harper Saari, Khloie Nichols and Taya DeRoche added one hit apiece.

On defense, 1844’s Julia Plaxco had a putout among two solid innings of catching, while Hahn, Brancheau and Emelia Niemi pitched for 1844, combining to allow just one earned run and five walks while striking out 11.

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Frosty Treats 21, 1844 8

On June 2, the winners made their mark in the third and fourth innings, scoring a half-dozen runs in each frame.

1844 was led by Gemme, DuBord and Niemi each with a hit as their batters drew eight walks, including two each by Saari and Tovah Rolling.

Defensively, 1844 struggled a bit with seven errors as Plaxco started on the pitching rubber, while Niemi threw one inning in relief and struck out two and walked one in her stint.

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Jon’s Auto 12, 1844 7

On June 4, Jon’s Auto was outhit 5-3, but still came back with a six-run third inning after trailing by a half-dozen runs early.

1844’s Gemme hit a double and single with three RBIs, while Plaxco hit a double and DuBord and Niemi each had a single.

Hahn pitched two innings for 1844, allowing two hits and five walks while fanning two. Niemi also went one inning, taking the loss as she had one strikeout.

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McCabe’s 16, 1844 12

On June 6, McCabe’s scored six runs in each of the first two innings to open an early lead before withstanding an 1844 rally that came up just short.

Trailing 12-1, 1844 scored five in the third and six more in the fourth to narrow the gap considerably.

Hahn took the pitching loss for 1844, going the distance as she gave up 16 runs — but just five earned — on 11 hits and nine walks as she K’d eight.

DuBord led the 1844 defense with four putouts and two assists, while at the plate, Hahn and Brancheau each collected a hit, Saari walked each of her three times up, and Gemme and Plaxco each drew two bases on balls.

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1844 24, Modeltown Express 17

Last Tuesday in an old-fashioned shootout, the winners scored a half-dozen runs in each of the four innings to outlast Modeltown Express, with 1844 accumulating 15 hits while committing only two errors.

Brancheau led 1844 with four hits as she drove in six runs, while Niemi went 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and three RBIs. Plaxco, Gemme and Rolling each had a single, while DeRoche reached base three times on walks.

Brancheau got the pitching win as she struck out four, while Hahn and Niemi also had stints on the pitching rubber, with Hahn fanning three and Niemi one.

On defense, Plaxco was credited with a nice catch at shortstop that closed out the game.

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Frosty Treats 15, 1844 4

On Thursday, Frosty Treats pulled away late, scoring five runs in the third and six more in the fourth.

Hahn took the pitching loss for 1844, going three innings as she allowed five hits and six walks while striking out seven. Plaxco and Brancheau also worked in relief.

Brancheau led the 1844 offense with a double, single and RBI, while DuBord and Niemi had one hit apiece as Hahn drew two walks and Niemi and Saari made two steals each.

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

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