BARK RIVER – An extended fourth inning put an American Legion baseball sport out of attain for the Bark River Bucs right here Tuesday evening in an 11-1 loss to Marquette Blue.
Marquette, taking 4 walks, scored seven instances within the fourth body of this common season finale.
The Blues (17-7) will face host Escanaba within the Higher Peninsula space match opener on Thursday at 5 pm The Bucs (6-10) will then face Negaunee at eight at Al Ness Subject.
“The blokes did an excellent job,” Marquette’s supervisor Derek Swajanen stated. “We had loads of guys pitching, which is what we wished to do tonight. Within the final half dozen video games, we have been placing the cannon on the ball and getting loads of empty pictures. We wished to place all the pieces collectively and that’s what we’re doing now. Hopefully we will win a UP title, though Sault is a troublesome matchup and Iron Mountain is superb. “
Wyatt Riley scored Bark River’s solely run on a pitching error in the course of the fourth.
“We use this as an adjustment for the match”, stated Bark River supervisor Matt Richer, Jr. “We pitched a brand new participant each inning as a result of we wished to avoid wasting as many arms as we may for this weekend. Marquette has an excellent staff and so they had a brand new pitcher each different inning. We could not get any hits and so they took benefit of our madness. We hadn’t performed in eight or 9 days. Earlier than the break, we had been enjoying fairly good baseball. “
Marquette had seven hits, together with two from Peter VandenAvond.
Bark River completed with simply three hits, together with a two-out double to left discipline by Nick Javurek within the sixth.
Marquette’s Kyle Frusti, a Superior Central graduate, left the competition within the fourth because of a hand harm.
In Friday’s video games, Bark River faces Esky at 11am. The Blues then tackle Copper Nation at 2pm and Bark River at eight in Escanaba.
Gladstone welcomes Dickinson County on Thursday at 6 a.m. and the Marie-based Sault Ste. Japanese UP Wooden Geese on Friday at four.
The match resumes on Saturday with the semifinals and the championship sport takes place on Sunday.
Marquette, plus the highest two finishers within the zone match, qualify for the Class A state match July 29-31 at Marquette.