Bayside ChatterThe Mariner softball team’s record currently sits at 11-3. After they suffered their first loss of the season to Two Harbors, they went on to defeat Duluth Marshall 21-14.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Mariner softball team’s record currently sits at 11-3. After they suffered their first loss of the season to Two Harbors, they went on to defeat Duluth Marshall 21-14. Marina Carter was the winning pitcher in the game. Shay Viola went 4 for 6 with 3 RBIs, Taylor Guzzo was 3 for 6, Carter was 3 for 4 and Katie Smedstad was 4 for 6. The Mariners also beat Proctor 10-8 in the continuation of a game that was suspended after four innings with the score tied at 7. Then on Saturday they traveled to Pine City to play in the Dragon’s invitational tournament. There they lost 9-6 to Robbinsdale Cooper, a AAA team, and 5-3 to Hinckley-Finlayson for their first loss of the season to a Class A opponent. They rebounded and finished up the tourney with a 17-15 victory over host Pine City. The Mariners are now 9-1 versus Class A teams.
The softball rankings on May 1 had Mankato Loyola in A, Hermantown in AA and Bloomington Jefferson in AAA as the top-ranked teams in the state. Other local teams who were ranked were at No. 2 in A and Denfeld received votes in AAA.
The Mariner baseball team was idle during this time span. The top-ranked teams in baseball were Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in A, Little Falls in AA and Burnsville in AAA. Local teams in the rankings were Floodwood at 14 in A, Deer River at 16 in A and Ely at 20 in A. In AA, Hermantown came in at 13 and Proctor was 19. Mesabi East received votes in A, Cloquet in AA and Grand Rapids and Duluth East in AAA.
The Silver Bay boys track team finished fifth out of 10 teams at Two Harbors with 63 points and were sixth out of 12 teams at the Hawk Invitational at Hermantown with 42 points. At Two Harbors, Baruch Fischer won the shot put with a throw of 42’6.5” and Kyle Blood came in first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:05.9. Holden Panetti was second in the long jump with a leap of 18’4”. The Mariners were second in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 3:59.3. At Hermantown, Blood once again came in first in the 800 with a time of 2:06.0 and Fischer was second in the shot put with a throw of 43’11”. Mark Harris was seventh in the 110 hurdles with a time of 21.6 and Panetti was fifth in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.8 and 25.0. Luke Thun came in fourth in the 1600-meter run at 5:01.8 and the Mariners were sixth in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 3:56.7. Panetti finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 17’.5”. Taylor Woodwick had a leap of 35’10.5” in the triple jump good for sixth place and Shane Billings was seventh with one of 35’.75”. Among Class A teams the Mariners were first at Two Harbors and third at Hermantown.
Abby Michels was fourth in the 100-meter dash at Hermantown with a time of 13.5 and had a time of 1:06.6 in the 400 that was good for fifth. The girls finished 10th out 13 teams at Two Harbors with 9 points and had 12 points at Hermantown good for 12th place.
The softball team hosts McGregor on Tuesday and is at Moose Lake on Thursday. They finish up the regular with a rematch with the Agates at Silver Bay. The baseball team hosts McGregor on Tuesday, is at Ely on Wednesday and is at Moose Lake on Thursday. They also host the Agates on Monday. The track teams are at Eveleth-Gilbert on Tuesday.
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