Rogue Red Wave Capsizes Marinette
The Menominee Red Wave Legion Baseball team may not have won the first M&M meeting of the year, or the second for that matter. But the third was all theirs , as they stood strong over seven innings for the 5-1 win.
"It feels real good," said Lazuer. "I told the guys to keep their heads in the game and we could win it and they did."
Marinette started the top of the first with a score to set the tone. With two outs already posted by the tough Red Wave defense, Marinette's Bailey Brix singled to keep the inning alive. Blake Margis pounded him in a hard hit single to give his team the 1-0 lead.
The single run by Marinette did little to sap the strength of the Red Wave which began to build up a head of steam during the bottom of the first, scoring three runs thanks to a little help from a throwing error.
Adam Nolde lead off reaching on a single and was followed by Caleb Klieman who was walked. The throwing error, which resulted in a base for Nathan Nowack, came when Nowack laid down a sacrifice bunt. The throw went awry, allowing Nowack to load the bases.
In a land slide scoring run, Mark Pulver slammed a two run single to right field while Nowack crossed the plate on another off target throw.
Controlling the mound for Menominee Friday night was Nowack, and he could do little wrong keeping a cool head, he never let anything get under his hat not even a no out base loaded inning.
During the top of the fourth, Marinette's Nick Daye walked followed by Matt Osterberg on a walk. Spencer Hipke was up next and took a pitch off the foot to load the bases.
Anybody who has pitched and been in the position Nowack found himself in, knows just how daunting of a task he had laid before him.
But the pressure did little to phase Nowack, who helped turn a double play in the next at bat. After the batter made contact, the ball rolled back to Nowack who quickly scooped it up and shot it back to the catcher. The catcher then gunned it to third for the double play. The next would-be hitter was put down on a pop up.
The Red Wave then turned around to add a few more runs to their lead in the bottom half of the inning. Andrew Leinonen got things rolling with a single and stole second base in the next at bat. Jacob Rivard walked followed by Klieman on an RBI single to left field. Rivard made it a 5-1 lead thanks to a passed ball.
It didn't get an easier for the Post 39 boys over the remaining innings, as the number of stranded base runners began to climb. By game's end Marinette had left 10 runners on base, a true difference maker.
Nowack came away with the win, striking out three while walking three and giving up one earned run on five hits.
Luke Johnson took the loss with six K's and two walks. He gave up five earned runs on eight hits.
At the plate for Menominee, Pulver was two of three with two RBIs while Nolde was two of four. Klieman was one of two with an RBI.
Marinette Blasts its Way
Back into Win Column
After dropping five straight games, the Marinette Legion got back on the right track again as they defeated the visiting Green Bay Blue Jays 12-3 and 12-1 Saturday at Pederson Park.
During game one of the double header, Marinette wasted little time in building up a sizable lead. James Jagielski led off first for Marinette with a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. Bailey Brix slammed out a single to left, bringing home Jagielski and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.
Marinette kept the Blue Jays from getting past second in the next inning, but were unable to further the lead during the bottom half of the inning.
After a quick one-two-three inning by mound man Jagileski who struck out one, Marinette let loose a Salvo of scores.
Nick Sailer led off with a single followed by Brix on another single. Blake Margis loaded the bases after he was walked. Sailer scored on an error and Brix posted another run off a passed ball. Margis went home on a wild pitch along with Luke Johnson who had reached on a single. Kevin Konyn added one final run during the inning thanks to an Alex Nemetz RBI single. After the slugfest, Marinette found themselves on top of a 7-0 lead.
Margis added another run during the fourth when he reached on a single, advanced on a Nick Daye single and went home off of a wild pitch.
The Blue Jays showed some life during the fifth scoring three runs, but were met by Marinette in the bottom half of the inning when Konyn and Nemetz both singled. Jagielski slugged Konyn home off a single and Sailer added another off his single. Margis crushed a two RBI double to left to end the games scoring.
Matt Osterberg took the mound win allowing no hits and no runs over his four innings while striking out one. Jagielski came in at relief, striking out two while giving up three earned runs on six hits.
Green Bay's Max Van Boxel was saddled with the loss, striking out three while allowing eight earned runs on seven hits.
At the plate for Marinette, Margis was two for two with two runs and two RBIs. Sailer and Brix both went two of four with two runs and an RBI while Nemetz posted a two of four showing with one run and an RBI.
Marinette continued the slugfest into game two. Jagielski walked to lead off the first , and stole second during Sailer's first at bat. Sailer registered the first RBI of the game on a single to right field.
The Blue Jays got a runner into position during the bottom of the inning, but he was left stranded on third due to a double play that was turned by Sailer.
Matt Osterberg led off the second with a single but was forced out on a fielder's choice that saw Konyn reach safely. Konyn scored the second run of the night for Marinette off an Alex Nemetz RBI triple.
After a short lull in the scoring Marinette jumped right back into it as Charlesworth reached after being hit by pitch. He stole second and went home on an error.
Two more runs were added in the fifth thanks to RBI doubles by both Osterberg and Konyn.
With the lead firmly in their grasp, 7-0. Marinette continued to build a buffer as five runners crossed off six hits.
Tommy Sawinski secured the mound win with six strikeouts and four walks. He allowed one earned run on five hits.
Green Bay's Arynn Schultz was saddled with the loss allowing nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits. He struck out one and allowed three walks.
Jagielski went two of four at the plate with three runs and an RBI. Sailer was two of three with two RBIs while Osterberg went three of four with one run and one RBI.
Green Bay's Pat Christophers finished the game two of three.
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