Baseball: Vikings freeze Mariners in opener
It was a true North Shore baseball opener Tuesday, April 10, in Silver Bay, with snow falling and players huddled together in the dugout as Cook County topped the Mariners 8-1.
Vikings pitcher Tristen Bockovich struck out 10 hitters and allowed just two hits over five innings in the win.
The only Mariner run came on a Cook County error when Silver Bay freshman Ero Wallin hit a dribbler down to third base and the throw to first went wide allowing sophomore Riley Tiboni to score.
Tiboni and senior Jake Bilben had the only two hits and Tiboni struck out five over and walked two batters.
Cook County's Andrew Miller went 1-for-3 and hit a pair of RBIs to lead the Vikings offensive attack.
Silver Bay was scheduled to play Moose Lake-Willow River on Thursday, April 13. Results were unavailable by press time.
The Mariners will face South Ridge at Monday, April 16, in Culver.
Cook County 8, Silver Bay 1
WP: Tristen Bockovich 5IP, 2H, 0ER, 10K, 5BB. LP: Riley Tiboni 5IP, 2H, 5R (1ER), 5K, 2BB. CC: Andrew Miller 1x3, 2RBIs. SB: Tiboni 1x2.