THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
M&M Old Timers Game Goes Off Without Serious Injury
Pulled hamstrings, tired legs and heavy breathing weren't enough to stop the M&M area old timers from taking to the plate Tuesday evening for the annual M&M old timers match up.
Thank the stars no one had to leave in an ambulance. It was obvious that this wasn't there first time on a diamond, or their hundredth, even though their ages may have approached that number.
Like a spring chicken the Marinette guys were quick to wake their bats. John Nerat opened the game after reaching on an error. He went to second on a Scott Gressel hit and found his way to the plate after a Bruce Aderman single.
Menominee found "new life" in the fourth as Shawn Hermanson hit a leadoff single and was followed by Tom England and Jamie Wozniak both posted singles to help push across the run to make a 2-1 lead exiting the inning.
But the lead didn't last long, much like the integrity of some of the guys hamstrings, as Marinette put together a solid fifth inning. During that inning Ryan Francour hit a single, got a base off a Todd Olsen walk and wild pitch and went home off a Nick Brukardt hit for the 3-2 lead.
Then came the seventh and with it a whole host of Marinette errors that helped assist the Menominee guys to the win.
The six errors committed by Marinette gave Menominee's Wozniak and Campbell opportunities to get some guys across ending the inning ahead 10-2.
Marinette got one across in the bottom half of the final inning.
Steve Campbell took the mound win for Menominee allowing six hits, two runs, one walk while striking out four.
Menominee's plate effort was led by Wozniak with a two of three showing while Campbell was two of five. Troy Russell was one of one.
For Marinette Gressel was two of three while Aderman finished the day two of four.