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Marinette Post 39 Hoists Firecracker Tournament Trophy

Issue Date: July 5, 2018

Marinette Impresses In Annual Fourth of July Firecracker Tourney

The Marinette Legion hosted their annual fourth of July Firecracker tournament on the ground of Pedersen Ball Park of Marinette, with games also being played on Haas field over the three day tourney.

After three days of games which saw three games played for the eventual champions, Marinette Post 39. The guys from Marinette were 4-0 after all the dust settled back into the infield, taking home the Firecracker tournament trophy.

Game one saw The Green Bay Shockers take on the Marquette team for a win. Menominee was slated to play game two against Manitowoc which began at 2:30 on Pedersen field. Menominee took a win over the Manitowoc team 2-0.

Game three was Pulaski versus Gladstone with Pulaski taking the win.

Marinette's Firecracker began at 7:30 Friday night on Pedersen field where they took on the Escanaba boys for a 10-0.

Resuming play Saturday were Manitowoc and Marquette with Marquette posting the win. The Shockers followed with a win over Gladstone.

Escanaba returned to the field Saturday in a match that saw Pulaski improve their tournament mark.

Game seven was Marinette second game of there tourney and they took down the Marquette team by way of a 4-2 readout.

Pulaski handidly defeated the Menominee Red Wave during game eight thanks to a 9-8 verdict which was followed by a showdown between the Shocker and Gladstone.

After a couple more games between the out of town teams Marinette and Menominee met to close out Saturday evenings games. The M&M match was all Marinette who won 11-0 in five innings.

The shocker defeated Menominee in the next contest 7-2 while Marinette wrapped up the tourney by beating Gladstone 6-2 for a 4-0 tourney readout and the championship, Their first firecracker win in five years.



Marinette Battles Gladstone for Firecracker Championship

The Marinette Post 39 boys bagged this years Firecracker Tournament Championship Sunday with their defeat of the Gladstone boys 6-2.

One of the more outstanding moments of this game was what was happening on the mound for Marinette. A JV pitcher got the call up and he certainly did not disappoint. In fact Marinette Legion may have just uncovered another gem pitcher in the call up of Peshtigo's Nolan Lemke.

It was Lemke's first time on the mound this season for the Post 39 varsity boys and he came away from his first voyage with the mound win.

After some tough play over the first two and a half innings the Marinette boys found a crease in the Gladstone defense.

Riley Reif was struck by a pitch for a base while Tyler Fanta bunted for a base. Trevor Bloch went to first off an error while Austin Marquardt brought in the first run of the game off a sacrifice fly to deep center. Adam Wahl allowed up with an RBI single to left field while Matt Osterberg made it a three run game when he sent a shot toward left field and reached off the error.

Gladstone responded with a Cody Frappes run during the fourth and a Zach Hanson run during the fifth to make it 3-2.

But a solid hitting Marinette crew did all they could during the fifth and were rewarded with a sizable late game lead.

Bloch made it on after being struck by a pitch. Marquardt reached on a fielders choice and Wahl slammed a double. Marquardt scored off a wild pitch while Nelson brought in the other two off a single to left field.

Thanks to some good pouching and solid defense the Marinette boys locked the Galdstone boys out of any comeback.

Marinette's new slinger, Lemke ended his first day on the mound by allowing four hits, two earned runs and seven walks. Not too bad of a day for the variety newcomer.

Cooper Cavadeas took the loss allowing six hits, six runs (five earned) and mo walks while striking out three.

At the plate Marinette's Wahl was two for two with one run and one RBI while Nelson was two for three with two RBIs.

Galdstone's Hanson was one of one with one run.



Marinette Post 39 Wins M&M Firecracker Showdown

The Marinette Post 39 boys established M&M supremacy last Saturday when they took down the Menominee Red Wave 11-0 during the annual Firecracker Tournament.

It certainly didn't take long for the Marinette boys to begin to put this one away, in fact they pretty much had it in hand after a demoralizing first inning.

That first inning saw Marinette's Austin Marquardt slap a double to center field to start the games base running. Adam Wahl brought him home on a single to left field. Rylie Nelson followed with a base after being hit while Nick Date slugged in Wahl with a single to center field.

Kyler Kruse walked for an RBI while Riley Reif

hit a single for two RBIs and the early 5-0 lead.

All game long Menominee struggled to produce anything at the plate and it showed in the stat sheets as three of the five innings were 1-2-3.

Marinette's Wahl and Nelson both skirted home off a Daye single to left during the second inning while Marquardt brought in Reif during the fourth off a sacrifice fly to deep center. Wahl ended his evening with an RBI off a single.

Mason Risner and Sam Gressel both scored during the fourth and final inning for Marinette.

Matt Osterberg took the mound win for Marinette allowing three hits, no runs and no walks while striking out five.

Hansen was saddled with the loss giving up seven hits, nine earned runs, five walks and one strike out.



Red Wave Slip Past Manitowoc in Firecracker Opener

The Red Wave took to Pedersen field in Marinette Friday night to take on Manitowoc's Legion team, who they battled back and forth with for a 2-0 win.

The 2-0 win can be boiled down to one game element, the pitching. The quickly evolving duel kept hitter at bay while great defense on both ends had runners unsure of their baseline line endeavors.

The scoring began in the second inning when Keagan Monroe keyed onto a Chase Kersten pitch for the Red Wave. Monroe was fast and quick to make decisions as he found himself with his foot firmly planted on second base thanks to a Manitowoc error.

Mound Ace Matthew Delfosse made sure he wouldn't be leaving the mound with any qualms about the way he played. The hard nosed rubber armed Red Waver allowed only five hits, which his defense made sure would not make it home, no runs and one walk over his seven innings. He also struck out five Manitowoc would be hitters.

Menominee improved the lead to 2-0 during the fifth inning off a Jimmy Coldren led off the inning with a single and crossed in during Alex Hansen's single for that winning 2-0 readout.

Delfosse was the evenings winning pitcher doing so with a shutout to his name. The losing pitcher was Manitowoc's Chae Kersten who allowed four hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts.

At the plate Menominee was led by Hansen who was one for two with an RBI. Kyle Porath finished one for three along with Coldren. Kyle Struve posted a one for four day.

Manitowoc's Andrew Ebelhart was two for four.



Marinette Opens Firecracker by Bursting Escanaba's Bubble

The Escanaba boys may have came into the tournament with high hopes but those hopes were quickly dashed by a relentless Marinette Post 39 Legion team who shutdown the Esky boys 10-0 over five innings.

The shutout win had everything to do with great pitching from the Marinette mound. Leading that charge was Matt Eldridge who gave up a mere three hits over five innings pitched. He walked four as well while blasting five Esky hitter with strikeouts.

The rout began to rear its head during the second inning when Marinette's Nick Daye led off with a base he got after being hit by a pitch. Rylie Nelson followed with a single to shallow left. Both runners shot home off an error. Rylie Reif reached off an error as well and skirted his way around the base, touching home thanks to a couple serious overthrows.

The 3-0 lead was improved upon over the fourth inning with two more Marinette runs. Brandon Eick got on to led off the inning thanks to a dropped third pitch and some quick feet while Trevor Bloch got a base off a double to deep left. Adam Wahl hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Eick while Matt Osterberg slammed a single to center for the Bloch score.

The fifth and final inning saw Jack Farley reach base off a single to right field. Riley Reif was struck by a pitch while Eick walked to load the bases. Bloch got an RBI off a walk while Austin Marquardt crushed a shot to deep center for a double and two RBIs. What followed with a two RBI single to right field, giving Marinette the 10-0 lead.

Esky threatened during the final half inning but never saw their runner make it past third base.

Taking the loss for the Escanaba boys was Grant LaMarche who allowed five hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out two.

At the plate Marinette was led by Farley with a two for two showing with one run. Marquardt was two for three with one run and two RBIs while Bloch finished things up two for three with two runs and one RBI.

Escanaba's Jake Anderson, Grant LaMarche and Zeke Strand all went one for two at the plate.



Marinette Edges Marquette To Stay Undefeated in Tourney

The Marinette Post 39 Legion resumed their firecracker tournament play Saturday afternoon when they faced off against Marquette who they defeated 4-2.

Marinette got going first with a couple earlier runs in the first inning. They improved that mark later in the fourth with one more run and ended their scoring in the fifth with a two run inning.

Marinette's Kyler Kruse took the win on the mound for the Marinette boy allowing five hits, two earned runs and three walks while striking out eight.

Blake Henriksen took the loss giving up seven hits, four runs, five walks and six strike outs.

At the plate Marinette was led by Adam Wahl with a two for two performance while Nick Daye posted a one for two effort along with two RBIs.



Pulaski Sneaks Past Menominee

The Pulaski Legion team took on Menomonee during this past weekends Firecracker tournament in Marinette by way of a 9-8 final verdict.

After two scoreless innings, due to strong defensive efforts from both teams, it was Menominee that struck first.

Beginning their scoring in the third inning Menominee's Jimmy Coldren singled to center. Kyle Struve followed with a base off a fielders choice which caught Coldren in-between bases. Kyle Porath walked while Alex Hansen took a base after being hit. All three on base runner went home off an error to give the Red Wave a 3-0 lead.

Pulaski responded with a single run in the bottom of the third. Ellis Kozlovsky reached first off an error and scored off yet another error.

Pulaski raised their tally to a tie during the fourth when Kozlovsky single to shallow left followed by Jake Neitzel on a walk. Sam Brodhagen brought in Kozlovsky with a single to right while Neitzel scored off a balk.

Menominee regained their footing during the fifth inning thanks to a couple more runs. Kyle Struve was struck by a pitch to reach base and was followed shortly after by Alex Hansen on a single to right. Matthew Delfosse recorded the RBI with a shot to left field for a single while Dante Sartorelli swatted a single to left for another RBI.

Pulaski scored Jarrett Olson over the bottom of the fifth.

Menominee's Portal clubbed one of his teams biggest hits of the game during the sixth inning when he sent a shot out to left field for a single and two RBIs.

Unfortunately Menominee's lead was obliterated during the seventh when Pulaski's Neitzel slammed a three run homer over the left field fence to push his team in the game winning run.

Menominee's Bryce Tharp took the loss allowing three hits, three runs (two earned), seven walks and three strike outs.

Sam Brodhagen took the win allowing four hits, five runs (two earned) and two walks while striking out three.

At the plate Menominee's Porath was two for two with two runs and two RBIs while Pulaski's Kozlovsky was three of four with three runs and three RBIs.



Shockers Crash Red Wave To End Tourney

The Green Bay Shocker wrapped up their Firecracker Tournament play Sunday with a 7-2 handling of the Menominee Red Wave.

Menominee got ahead first with two run over the first inning but found out that those would be their last two of the game as the Shocker defense dug in and began to turn the tide.

The Shocker tied things up in the fifth and captured the lead during the sixth with a five run inning.

Luke Bukowski took the win for the Shocker allowing four hits, two runs and one walk while striking out five.

Jason Janquardt took the loss giving up five hits, four runs and two walks while striking out two.



Marinette Rallies Past Green Bay Southwest

The Marinette Legion baseball team needed to make a comeback late in its game with Green Bay Southwest Wednesday June 27th.

After going down 4-0 after two innings, they got their comeback in innings four, five and six.

Marinette scored three in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth to take a 7-4 lead. Green Bay Southwest scored two in the bottom of the sixth, but a scoreless ninth from Matt Eldredge ended any hopes of a Southwest rally.

Austin Marquardt got the win with five innings on the mound. He allowed four runs"one earned"on five hits and two walks, striking out six.

Adam Wahl had a 3-for-4 night at the plate with an RBI, Nick Daye went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Trevor Bloch had a two-hit night as well.


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