Silver Bay turning season aroundLast week, the Mariners baseball team turned the corner. Even though they didn’t win all their games, their pitching and hitting certainly came around.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
Last week, the Mariners baseball team turned the corner.
Even though they didn’t win all their games, their pitching and hitting certainly came around.
Last Wednesday, the Mariners lost to Ely 8-5.
Tyler McMillen took the loss. McMillen, Jake Topp, Cody Larson and Luke Thun each had a double in the game.
On Thursday, Hunter Panetti shut down Carlton with 13 strikeouts in an 8-1 victory.
Panetti also went 3-for-4 with a double and three-run homer. Zach Bulen went 2-4.
On Friday, it was much of the same for the Mariners.
They defeated Babbitt-Embarrass/Tower-Soudan 10-0 after Topp pitched a gem allowing no hits.
Topp also went 2-for-3 with a double, a three-run dinger and five RBIs. McMillen went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs.
“Our hitting has definitely come around,” said head coach Ward Kaiser.
On Monday Eveleth-Gilbert stopped the Mariners pitching barrage winning 10-6.
Panetti took the loss while Tanner Viola went 2-for-3 with a three-run bomb. Warren Carter went 2-for-4 and Thun added three hits.
“On Monday we made some mistakes,” Kaiser said.
The Mariners were still within reach at the end of the game leaving the bases loaded.
On Tuesday, the Mariners took on Moose Lake-Willow River.
“Moose Lake is a good team,” Kaiser said. “We need to play our best baseball.”
The Mariners did have the lead until the top of the sixth inning against Moose Lake, but just couldn’t hold on. They lost by a score of 10-6.
Topp struck out nine.
“Out team keeps fighting and we don’t give up,” Kaiser said.