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Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616

From Steve Gow

for the Lake County News-Chronicle

Mariners softball

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A rough first inning led to a 4-0 deficit that was too much to overcome and the Mariner softball team fell 8-5 to the Moose Lake Rebels. The Rebels scored four times on two hits, a walk and two Mariner errors. The Mariners outscored the Rebels 5-4 the rest of the way, but it was not enough. Emma Bemlott took the loss giving up 11 hits and two earned runs out of the eight that crossed the plate.

Ally Bode picked up the win for the Rebels. They gave up five runs on six hits and she struck out 13 Mariners. Andrea Youngberg and Jodi Michalski each had two hits for the Rebels and Bode scored three times .Erika Ernest had two hits for the Mariners, Phoenix Lillis scored twice and Brooke McMillen and Ashley Peterson each had a double.

On Saturday the Mariners came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers 4-3.The Mariners tied it at two in the fourth inning via a sacrifice bunt by seventh- grader Jessie Ketola. In the bottom of the sixth, McMillen drove in the go-ahead run with a triple and scored when the throw went into the dugout for a 4-2 Mariner lead. In the top of the seventh, the Hilltoppers had scored once and had the tying run on base. Peterson then caught a line drive at first to end the game.

Lillis picked up the win, giving up seven hits and one earned run with five strikeouts. Ann Kleinschmidt took the loss for the Hilltoppers giving up three earned runs and eight hits. Aleksie Rengel, Ashlyn Cummins and Kleinschmidt each had two hits for the Hilltoppers. For the Mariners, Lillis and Everly Bauck each had two hits. McMillen had two RBIs and Bauck had one. Bauck also had a triple.

The Mariners traveled to Cromwell on Tuesday for a doubleheader with Cromwell and Floodwood. The Mariners beat Cromwell 24-0 and Floodwood, 10-0, with both games only going five innings.

Bemlott picked up both shutout victories. Peterson and Cora Carter each had three hits versus Cromwell, Kayla Klofstad and Erika Ernest each added two more. Klofstad had six RBIs, Carter had four and Peterson had three.

Against Floodwood, McMillen went four for four with a triple and four RBIs, Bemlott was for three and Ketola scored twice. The Mariners improved their record to 7-4 with the pair of victories.

Mariners baseball

The baseball team evened their record at 2-2 with a 19-6 five inning win over the Wrenshall Wrens at Lynch Field. The Wrens took a 3-0 lead after their first at bat. Then the Mariners sent 12 batters to the plate in their half of the inning; the first eight batters got on base and scored. In the bottom of the second, the Mariners sent 12 more batters to the plate and scored eight more times to end any doubt as to the outcome of the game.

Four Wren pitchers walked a total of 12 Mariners. In the first inning the Mariners scored eight runs on five hits and four walks. In the second it was eight runs, two hits and six walks. Zach Duresky picked up the win with three innings of work. He gave up four runs, one of them earned, on four hits. Jonah Koehler went three for three, scored four times and drove in three runs. Duresky and Luke Small each scored three times and Justin Ketola, Marc Small and Nick Perfetto each scored twice. Duresky added three RBIs to go with two each from Luke and Marc Small. Every Mariner starter scored at least once. Jared Kittle went three for three for Wrenshall and Garrett Stavang added two hits.

The Mariners lost 11-0 to Duluth Marshall last Saturday. They traveled to Ely on Wednesday and Babbitt on Thursday to play Northeast Range. This morning at 9 a.m., they host the Two Harbors Agates; on Monday they host Nashwauk-Keewatin.

UPCOMING GAMES

May 16

• Golf team at Virginia

Municipal Golf Course

• SB vs. TH baseball,

9 a.m. at Silver Bay

• SB vs. TH softball, 9 a.m. at Silver Bay

• TH baseball, 4 p.m. at Esko

• TH softball, 4 p.m. at Esko

May 17

• THHS prom

May 19

• Golf team at Northland Country Club

• SB baseball, 4:30 p.m. at home vs. Nashwauk-Keewatin

• TH middle school band / choir concert, 7 p.m. at THHS.

May 20

• TH baseball, 4:30 p.m. at Hermantown

• Softball begins tournament (TBD; watch www.twoharborsmn.com for updates)

May 21

• Track and field varsity sectional tournament, 10 a.m. at University of Minnesota Duluth

• TH baseball, 12 p.m. at Barnum

•TH baseball, 4 p.m. at home vs. Wrenshall

May 22

• TH baseball, 4:30 p.m. at Virginia

• SB baseball, 4:30 p.m. at Cook County

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