IRON MOUNTAIN - MBM Construction beat Marquette 10-0 in Senior Little League action.
MBM bats caught fire early and pounded 11 hits. Andrew Ferree (single, double), Brett Swanson (two singles), Kyle Hennes (single, double) and Matthew Peterson (two singles) led the MBM offense.
Swanson went the distance on the mound for MBM, allowing two hits while striking out eight Marquette hitters. Coaches also noted the defensive effort of Cameron Mulka who made several key plays at first base.
... Kingsford's Allen Painting & Decorating traveled to Gladstone for their first game of the year, prevailing 3-1 behind the strong pitching of Kevin Sorenson.
Sorenseon threw a complete game giving up five singles, while striking out seven and walking one. His one run given up was unearned in the fourth inning.
Sorenson also led at the plate with two singles to give the team a total of seven hits. Allen Painting started the scoring in the fourth inning when Justin Lavarnway led off with a walk. A single by Sorenson and a passed ball set up Ryan Deau who connected with a hard shot single to center to score two. Mack Hull then walked, stole second and third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher to give APD a 3-0 lead.
First hits at the senior level went to John Fayas, Mack Hull, Lucas Andreni, and Cole Quick.
... In junior/senior softball, North Alert turned away Antonio's 26-4. Katie Casanova and Allison Sheski combined for eight strikeouts in the circle. Ada Vanholla ripped three hits, including a grand slam and a double. Jenna Johnson doubled, and Tina Lofholm added a single.
... In major softball, Jacobson Logging topped Arms of Angels 14-2. Emily Curtis and Kylie Gustafson took command of the circle giving up three hits and fanning seven. JL had 14 hits including two home runs from Emily Curtis and doubles from both Kalli Balmes and Skye Ledzian.
... Schneider Iron and Metal beat Niagara 17-1 in another major softball contest. Annie McCole and Claire Mongrain combined for a no-hitter. McCole struck out five batters in two innings, walking only one while Mongrain struck out three and walked four in two innings of work. Brooke Kriegl led Iron and Metal in hitting with her second home run of the season while Lizzy Cross, Talia Wallis and Bailey Johnson each had singles to drive in runs.
... In 9-10 year old baseball, a strong defense lifted DQ to a shutout over Florence in four innings. The pitching duo of Henry McRoberts and Nathan Bousley only allowed two hits and struck out five. McRoberts had four hits including an inside-the-park home run. Florence pitchers Even Olson and Cole Swieg allowed 11 hits and struck out five.