Marquette Blues Get Revenge Over GB Shockers 7-3
Click the thumbnails to see photos and videos, and hear interviews with Hogan Nemetz and Manager Derek Swajanen.
MARINETTE, Wis.---The Marquette Blues American Legion Baseball team opened the Marinette Firecracker Tournament on Friday with an impressive 7-3 win over the Green Bay Preble Shockers. The Blues had lost to the Shockers at the Escanaba tournament last week.
But this time, Brady Wright threw a complete game, scattering eight hits and relying on mostly-solid defense behind him. And Hogan Nemeitz paced the offense with two doubles and a single at the plate, with Erik Johnson and Hayden Rockhill both adding two hits.
Rockhill's second hit brought in two runs in the fifth inning after Johnson walked with the bases loaded. That three-run inning turned a 4-3 game into a more comfortable 7-3 lead.
Marquette (6-3) will face the host Marinette team Saturday at 1:30 ET/12:30 CT. The game will be broadcast on FM-100.3 and on the rrnsports.com mobile app. The Blues will also take on Manitowoc at 4 ET. That game will not be broadcast on the radio back home.