THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bulldogs Bounced By Marinette 7-6
The offensive action was off to a quick start Thursday as the Peshtigo Bulldogs fell 7-6 to the Marinette Marines at Scott Field for the visiting squad's season opener.
The Peshtigo girls got two on the board in the opening inning thanks to RBIs from Maizie Reif and Dani Zahn. But the Marines answered right back with two first-inning runs of their own off the bat of Cassie Hilbert with a two-run blast over the fence in center. Hilbert picked up another RBI in a big, three-run second inning, as did teammates Emily McKeever and Mackenzie Francour.
The Bulldogs evened it at five runs on the board each with a hard-fought top of the third frame that saw three base runners come across the plate on RBIs from Jaden Russell and Carlee Mylener.
Marinette, however, was able to bring in a pair at the bottom of the third to go ahead by two. The two ticks of the scoreboard proved to be the winning margin as the Bulldogs' best shot at a rally came up short with one run scored and runners left in position in the fourth frame.
Oconto Falls Beats
Up On Marines 17-6
The Marinette girls gave up 17 runs and committed seven errors Friday at home against the Panthers in a Bay Conference loss that saw the team's offense again get off to a hot start. Marinette got all the way through its order in a big second frame, one that saw the home team push across five scores. Mackenzie Francour notched an RBI in that impressive second inning while teammate Ellie Wahl blasted a three-run homer to shore up the frame's five runs.
Unfortunately for Marinette, Oconto Falls pitcher McKenna Kussow, only a freshman, got dialed in after that second-inning stumble and managed to shut down the Marinette gang the rest of the way.