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"Play Ball" Red Wave 3-0 to Start Season
Issue Date: June 17, 2020
The Menominee Red Wave Baseball took the field Saturday at Spies field to take on the Copper Country boys for a double header that saw them take both games. The opener was won by way of a 4-0 readout while the closer was set down with a 6-1 final verdict.
Wausaukee's Andrew Schroeder started the day on the mound for the Menominee boys helping to work his team out a tough 2-2 opening inning.
Menominee's first run of the season was rung in by Jaden Werner in the third inning. Werner battled at the plate to get a walk to get on base then stole second. Next he advanced to third on fielders choice before skirting home off passed ball.
The fourth inning saw another run scored by the Red Wave when Hunter Goldschmidt scored off a Schroeder RBI single.
Menominee's other two runs were registered in the bottom of the fifth where Keagan Monroe and Max Beyer hit back to back singles and Keaton Uecke brought them both to the plate with a 2 RBI single to right center field.
Schroeder took the mound win for the Red Wave with one hit given up. He struckout seven and walked two.
Beyer was two of three at the plate while Jake McMahon was one of one.
Game two wasn't all that much different in the sense that it was a dominant Menominee performance, they did manage to score a couple extra runs while Copper Country managed their only run of the DH.
It was the bottom of the third in game two where the flood gates opened for the Red Waves. Schroeder led inning off with a single and then stole second and third before being brought home by Werner on a single. He was caught on his steal to second. Monroe was able to score in the same inning off a passed ball while Uecke was driven in off a McMahon single.
After the stellar inning the Menominee boys were able to push across one run each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Werner took the mound win allowing one hit and no runs while striking out 12 and walking two.
At the plate Monroe was two of three while Schoreder was also two of three. Beyer also hit that two of three mark along with teammate McMahon.
Menominee Red Wave Tops Iron Mountain in Close Battle
The Menominee Red Wave baseball team played a round of ball against the Iron Mountain boys and found themselves the victors after seven with a close readout 4-3.
"I challenged our eight and nine hitters to get on base," said Menominee head Coach John Lauzer. "I challenge these guys all the time. If you guys get on we are set up to score."
The game was pretty much all defense over the first four innings with neither team able to get that game rolling. In the second Iron Mountain posted one run across the plate. But it wasn't until the top of the fifth that Iron Mountain boys plugged out one more run to take the 2-0 lead.
"When you get two out hits, those are killer, very proud of Keaton and how he played," said Lauzer.
Menominee answered with a big bottom of the fifth when Andrew Schroeder blasted a three run homer for the lead.
Schroeder was able to cross the plate in the inning to help secure the win.
"It's going to be a battle for us the next few games, its good to see our defense playing well this early," said Lauzer.