THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marinette Splits With Oconto Falls, Now 4-10-1
Hosting Oconto Falls in a Bay Conference doubleheader Tuesday, the Marinette Marines could only muster a split, winning game one 3-1 before suffering a 1-0 setback in the nightcap. The diamond split along with a lopsided 16-0 Thursday loss to Luxemburg-Casco leaves the Marines with a 4-10-1 overall readout and 4-8 in the Bay circuit.
The Marines will return to Bay play Saturday with a doubleheader at Shawano before hosting league power Denmark on Tuesday.
Leveled By L-C
Mustering up just 3 hits, the Marines proved to be no match for visiting Luxemburg-Casco Thursday losing 16-0.
Marinette starter Aaron Benson struggled to locate the plate and was roughed up for 5 runs on 2 hits in just 1 2/3 innings for work. Relievers Kevin Konyn ( 2 1/3 innings) and Jimmy Jackimowicz combined for 4 more walks and 11 hits to close out the game.
All three of Marinettes hits came in the second inning as Konyn, Luke Johnson and Alex Servatius cracked consecutive singles.
Blake Ravet paced the 14-hit L-C attack with two singles, a double and 3 runs scored while Cole Kirchman, Caleb Willems and winning pitcher Danny Dorner lashed 2 hits each. Dorner keyed a 7-run fifth inning with a grand slam home run.
Strong Pitching Not
Enough In Bay Split
With Oconto Falls
Some excellent pitching wasnt enough Tuesday afternoon as the Marines outscored Oconto Falls 3-2 on the day but could only muster a split.
In the opener, Alex Gressel scattered 3 hits over 7 innings with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks to secure a 3-1 win.
Gressel gave up a run in the third inning when Hunter Magnin walked and scored on a two-out single by losing pitcher Riley Gruetzmacher.
Marinette got even in the fourth as Aaron Benson walked, moved to second on a bunt by Jacob Swenson before scoring on a double off the bat of Blake Miller.
In the fifth the Marines pushed across two more tallies to go up 3-1. Colton Dessart got aboard on an error, stole second advanced to third on the errant throw and scored on a groundout by Jimmy Jackimowicz. Kevin Konyn followed with a walk, stole second and scored as Benson lashed a RBI single.
Gruetzmacher, a hard throwing righthander, set down 10 Marines on strikes, walked 4 and gave up 3 hits.
Game two also featured some top notch pitching as Hunter Magnin twirled a no-hitter for a 1-0 win. Magnin fanned 4 and issued a pair of free passes to out-duel Marinettes Benson, who gave up just 2 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
With Oconto Falls the home team in the nightcap, the contest was scoreless until the bottom of the 7th inning. Gruetzmacher worked Benson for a leadoff walk, stole second base and motored to third on a wild throw. One pitch later Gruetzmacher strolled home as Benson uncorked a wild pitch.