THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Red Wave Get Back to Winning Ways; Drop Coleman/Bark River
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Menominee Suffers Loss to Escanaba
The Menominee Red Wave baseball team was handed a hard loss by the Escanaba boys 8-2 last Wednesday moving their season tally to 11-2.
The Cubs who enjoy a 5-1 record on the summer season saw the win come about in the seventh inning where they increased the game lead from one run to a handful.
The nights first tally was registered in the third inning by the Escanaba boys. They scored that run with an RBI single from Riley Lamb and Grant LaMarche.
Menominee responded in the fifth inning with a Keagan Monroe RBI triple making it a 2-1 game.
During the sixth inning the Menominee boys loaded the bases. After an Ethan Russell walk the Red Wave were back in the mix.
But the bottom of the sixth saw the game take a turn toward the worse for Menominee as Escanaba fired in five runs.
They happened with the bases loaded where a two run hit was repeated for four of the runs followed by an RBI single from Lamb for the final run of the evening.
Escanaba's LeMarche took the win stickpin out seven while giving up two runs on two hits and four walks.
Menominee Gets Back on Winning Track With Victory Over Coleman
After starting the season with an 11 game win streak the Menominee Red Wave faced a dry spell and took two straight loses. Last Thursday evening they broke that rough spot with a 7-2 win over the Coleman baseball team.
"I thought it was a tough game," sad Menominee coach John Lauzer. " Monroe pitches very well"
Coleman however did start the game with the first score of the evening as Tyler Blanchard crossed home off an RBI single from Nick Teteak. But after that it was pretty much all Red Wave.
Menominee scored the game tying run in the second frame when Jaden Werner reached base and scored off a throwing error.
During the third inning Menominee increased the lead with an RBI double from Braeden Machon bringing the score to 3-1.
"I thought with it only be our fifth game, it wasn't that bad," said Coleman Coach Kent Casper. "I thought we hit well and put the ball in play. We just had some bad plays on defense."
In the fifth the Menominee boys saw the biggest hit of the night, one that would open the game up for them. With bases loaded Keagan Monroe slapped a a three RBI triple to lead the Menominee boys to the 7-2 win.
Monroe took the mound win for Menominee with four hits, two runs and one walk while striking out two
"I wasn't nervous, said Lauzer. "I just told my boys to go out there and relax and play some baseball and have fun."
Werner was two of two at the plate while Monroe was one of two.
"Overall I'm very pleased with this early season game for us," said Casper. " We had some good looks today and we are back playing baseball which is the most important thing."
Menominee Takes Double Header Win Over Bark-River Harris
The Menominee Red Wave boosted their overall season count of wins last Tuesday night when they took down the Bark-River Harris boys in two wins. Game one was 4-0 in favor of Menominee while the second game saw Menominee win a close 3-2 verdict.
""I dont just never know wha to expect," Said John Lauzer. "I thought the boys did well. We knew KEagan was going to make an impact but he did a great job pulling this one out of his right at the end."
Game one saw the Red Wave were able to post the win thanks to some great pitching that sew Dante Sartorelli get just on hit on him while he struck out 10 batters over his six innings.
Menominee runs were scored in the first inning when Keagan Monroe singled and scored on a over thrown ball. After that it was silent till the fifth when Menominee scored three runs.
"This was a real good team," siad Lauzer. I changed up todays line up cause it was a double header and its a great chance to get some of the younger guys in and let them get some action. They did great today."
Game two saw the Red Wave post a few early runs in the second inning. They scored off a Braedon McMhon double and on Billy Bailey's RBI single.
The rest came in the bottom of the sixth when Monroe single to lead off. After the right fielder bobbled a McMahon hit Monroe skirted home for the tie. Buddy Beyer and Keaton Uecke both were able to post hits in the last inning with Beyer crossing in for the win.
"We are 15-2 now and I couldn'r be more proud of this team and how they play," said Lauzer.