Iron Mountain falls to Escanaba, defeats Bark River-Harris to begin season

(Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo) Iron Mountain left fielder Eli Lofholm (1) and Bark River-Harris catcher Johnnie Robinette await a pitch in the fifth inning of a game Thursday afternoon at LiUNA Field in Iron Mountain.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The host Mountaineers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-5 loss to Escanaba, Saturday morning at LiUNA Field in Iron Mountain. Escanaba scored on a walk by Hunter Lancour in the first inning, a walk by Tyler Lawson and a groundout by Collin Arnt in the second inning.

Trent Lawson led the Escanaba to victory on the pitcher’s mound. The hurler allowed one hit and two runs over two innings, striking out four.

Blake Julian took the loss for Iron Mountain. Julian surrendered four runs on zero hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out five.

Lancour started the game for Escanaba. The fireballer allowed four hits and three runs over five innings, striking out 10 Mountaineer batters.

Jurgen Kleiman started the game for Iron Mountain, allowing three hits and three runs over one and one-third innings

Ian Anderson went deep for the Mountaineers in the fourth inning, going 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Iron Mountain in the game.

Iron Mountain (1-1) returns to action on Wednesday, as they travel to Escanaba, before traveling to L’Anse on Thursday.

Box Score


Escanaba 7 3 1

Iron Mtn 5 5 5

On Thursday, Iron Mountain snagged a late lead and defeated Bark River-Harris 5-1 to open their 2021 season. The game was tied at one with Iron Mountain batting in the bottom of the fifth when Blake Julian singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Bark River-Harris fired up the offense in the first inning, when Carson McLean induced Tyler Racicot to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

In the bottom of the third inning, Iron Mountain tied things up at one when Bryce Pietrantonio singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Jurgen Kleiman was the winning pitcher for Iron Mountain. Kleiman surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one inning, striking out three and walking zero.

Travis Mack took the loss for Bark River-Harris. Mack allowed six hits and five runs over five innings, striking out 10 and walking zero.

McLean started the game for Iron Mountain. The right-hander lasted five innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out five and walking zero

Iron Mountain tallied six hits. Pietrantonio and Caleb Evosevich-Hynes each had two hits for Iron Mountain.

Box Score


BR-H 1 4 1

Iron Mtn 5 6 2


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