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Green Bay Club Claims 10-Inning Win
Stepping away from Wishigan League play, the Marinette Redbirds suffered an 8-5, 10-inning setback at the hands of the talented Green Bay Storm Wednesday night. The non-league loss drops Marinette to 8-5 overall, but remain a perfect 5-0 in the Wishigan League standings.
Marinette saw a 3-1 third inning lead and 5-4 edge in the sixth melt into a 5-5 deadlock after 9 innings. The Storm pushed across 3 runs in the 10th to notch the victory.
We played well and got some good pitching from Cody and Aaron, but couldnt quite pull the game out at the end, Redbird coach Nick Brukardt said.
A pair of left handed hitters, Jason Hofer and Jordan Rasner, tallied two safeties each for the birds. Hofer drilled a two-run homer in the third inning to give the birds a 3-1 edge then added a two-run single in the sixth for a 5-4 lead.
Rasner slapped singles in the second and sixth frames while also drawing a fourth inning free pass.
Cody Bezio worked the first 7 innings for the Redbirds allowing 5 runs on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts and 5 walks. Aaron Woods, who has been untouchable lately, yielded 3 runs on one hit over the final 3 innings to absorb the loss.
JP Powers singled, stole second and scored on a sacrifice fly by Adam Francour to get Marinette even 1-1 in the opening inning.
Powers set the table again in the third, reaching on an error then cruising home on Hofers round tripper to right.
The Storm used a long two-run homer off the bat of slugger Doug Coe in the fourth to tie the score at 3-all before taking the lead in the fifth on a single by Kiefer Neumann and a groundout.
Registering three hits in the sixth, Marinette regained the upper hand at 5-4 as Cody Woods and Rasner opened the frame with singles. An error on Aaron Woods grounder along with a single by Hofer produced the runs.
Green Bay used the long ball to knot things up at 5-5 in the seventh when Cody Pangrazzi launched a leadoff homer.
Looking to earn the win in the 9th, Marinette saw Bezio and Mitch Kushava get on base via errors only to see Cody Woods go down swinging to end the rally.
The Storm finally took control in the 10th inning scoring 3 runs on one hit. Walks to number three and four hitters, Jon Rupno and Coe, set the stage for a two-run scoring single by Chris Laux. An error on Francour at third base allowed the final Storm tally.
Down 8-5, Marinette put Ryan Johnson (single) and Powers (walk) on base with one out, before Aaron Woods hit into a game ending 6-4-3 double play.
Michael Robbins earned the win with 5 innings of 9 strikeout relief work. Dante Wilmet started for Green Bay allowing 3 runs on 3 hits.
Scoring 5 runs in the second inning proved to be enough as the Menominee Storm slipped past visiting Gillett Wednesday night 6-4.
Brian Bell hurled the victory allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts over 7 innings. Cody Uecke collected the save with 2 innings of scoreless ball.
Three walks, a hit batsman, error and two-run double by Matt Lund put Menominee on top 5-2 in the second inning.
Uecke tallied the final Menominee run in the fifth with a single, steal of second and third, before racing home on an overthrow.
A run scoring single by Tyler Woodke and RBI double by Mich Champagne brought Gillett within 5-4 in the seventh before coming up empty against reliever Uecke.
Southpaw Jared Henne was roughed up for 5 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts over two innings.
Derek Ziesmer collected 2 hits for Gillett, Henne a triple and Champagne a double.
Felch Slips Past
In a Wednesday Wishigan clash, Felch held off a late rally by Kingsford to claim a 4-3 win.
The Rangers registered single runs in each of the first 4 innings. Lance Holsworth ripped a single, double and triple while Bill Tuck added a single and double.
Wade Holsworth was the winning pitcher scattering 7 hits with 4 strikeouts and two walks.
Losing pitcher Gary Miller yielded 9 hits.
Kingsford scored one run in the second inning, two in the sixth and loaded the bases with one out in the seventh before coming up empty.
Gillett Bashes 16 Hits
To Beat Tri-City 9-4
Combining 16 hits and 6 walks, Gillett came up with a big 9-4 road win over the Tri-City Northstars Sunday.
Winning pitcher Luke Yogurst sparked the offensive attack with two hits, including a home run to centerfield and 4 RBIs.
Alex Ziesmer added 3 hits and 3 RBIs, Champagne 3 hits, while Les Hilberg and JJ Grischow lashed 2 hits each.
Yogurst went the distance yielding 4 hits and 4 walks with 8 strikeouts.