Bayside Chatter: Baseball playoffs beginThe Mariner baseball team won their final two regular season games to finish the season at 8-8. This came after a start to the season that saw them begin at 1-6.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Mariner baseball team won their final two regular season games to finish the season at 8-8. This came after a start to the season that saw them begin at 1-6.
They went 7-2 in their final seven games and were 8-4 against Class A teams. In the process they ended up in fifth place in the Polar League with a record of 6-4 and received the number five seed in the south half of Section 7A. The Mariners were coached by assistant coach Erich Richter in their final two games as head coach Shawn Bartlette was at the hospital where his wife Amy delivered their first child, a baby girl.
The Mariners opened the playoffs on Wednesday when they traveled to Hill City to play the number four team in their half of the section. The winner of that contest would in all likelihood play the Cherry Tigers, the No. 1-seed from the north half of the section at Hibbing yesterday. The sections would then resume on Tuesday with the field down to four teams.
The top four seeds from the south half of the section ended up as Albrook, Floodwood, Northland and Hill City and in the north it was Cherry, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Ely and Chisholm which is the defending champion.
There was no tie for the Polar League baseball championship as I incorrectly gave Moose Lake two losses when they had only one. It was the third straight title for the Rebels.
The Section 7A softball tournament was scheduled to conclude yesterday with the championship game or games at Grand Rapids.
The third round of the Silver Bay fishing league will be this Thursday, June 10. You meet at Moose Ridge to sign in and then can fish any area lake from 5-10 p.m. for any species of fish.