GLADSTONE'S REVENGE: Braves Mercy Redmen
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MARQUETTE---The Gladstone High School baseball team got a little payback Thursday night as they beat the Marquette Redmen and their ace pitcher, 14-2, at Haley Field in Marquette.
The Braves got revenge for an earlier loss to the Redmen in Gladstone in which they made seven errors, and the result throws the Great Northern Conference race further into question as Marquette lost its second conference game of the week to drop out of first place.
Tyler Darmogray was in control on the mound for Gladstone on a day where a 20 mile per hour south wind played tricks on pretty much every fly ball. The Braves outfielders handled it better than the Redmen outfielders did, and the Marqiette infielders made five errors.
Marquette pitcher Isaac Sarles had a great week earlier this month when he pitched the Redmen past both the Braves and Escanaba Eskymos to put the Redmen in first place.
But he was hit hard on Thursday, and he got very little defensive help behind him, as four of the seven Gladstone runs he allowed were unearned.
Noah Peterson went 3-for-3 at the plate for Gladstone with two doubles and a single. He scored three runs and drove in two. Isaac Ketchum contributed a 3-for-4 day at the plate, with the only out being a bullet that was caught at shortstop in his final at-bat. Ketchum drove in three runs on his three singles. Nate Young and Brennon Detiege both added two base hits.
Darmogray threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one unearned run. Deitege threw the final 1 2.3 inning, giving up a solo home run to freshman A.J. Martin in the final inning.
Sarles took the loss for Marquette (8-9 overall), allowing seven runs on nine hits before being pulled in the fifth inning. Three other Marquette pitchers combined to throw the final two innings, giving up a combined seven runs on five hits and four walks.
Gladstone improved to 13-4 on the season, and the Braves will head to Kingsley on Saturday for a game against Alpena, with a second game against either Gaylord or the host Stags.
Marquette will host Negaunee in a doubleheader on Monday.
In the junior varsity game on Thursday, Marquette beat Gladstone, 4-2, in a five-inning game.
THURSDAY'S OTHER U.P. BASEBALL GAMES
Escanaba 16, Stephenson 0...Bon LaChance drove in four runs and Matt Kaven drove in three.
Norway 11, North Central 1 game one...Issac Lorenzoni threw a no-hitter with ten strikeouts as Norway earned a share of the conference championship.
Norway 9, North Central 0, game two, a non-conference game. Owen Baij a three-hitter with ten strikeouts.
Jeffers 7, Negaunee 1, game one
Jeffers 2, Negaunee 0, game two
Manistique 8, Sault Ste Marie JV 1, game one
Manistique 16, Sault Ste Marie 4, game two
THURSDAY'S U.P. SOFTBALL SCORESKingsford 22, Marquette 7, game one
Kingsford 12, Marquette 8, game two
Bark River Harris 17, North Dickinson 1, game one
Bark River Harris 21, North Dickinson 12, game two
Norway 21, Kingsford JV 3, game one
Norway 18, Kingsford JV 2, game two
Westwood 13, Gwinn 1, game one
Westwood 13, Gwinn 2, game two