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Bayside Chatter: Mariner teams go 2-1 over past week

The Mariner baseball team won two out of their last three games. At home they defeated Carlton 10-6 and Wrenshall 11-1 in five innings. At McGregor they were beaten 9-3.

Silver Bay's Nick Perfetto pitched 6 1/3 innings versus Carlton to pick up the victory on May 4. Perfetto struck out 11 Bulldogs and gave up four hits. The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third via two infield singles and a liner to right.

The Mariners answered with four in their half of the inning and added six more in the fourth. Back to back walks and a bunt single loaded the bases in the third. Jake Bilben drove in one with a single, Perfetto walked to score another, and Blood put the Mariners ahead with a sacrifice fly. Chase Jasperson drew another walk to make it 4-2.

In the fourth Jarred LaBerge singled with one out and back to back singles by Bilben and Perfetto made it 5-2. Blood doubled in one and Ero Wallin doubled in two more. Singles by Max Andrus and Riley Tiboni drove in the Mariners final run.

Bilben and LaBerge each finished at 2-for-4. Perfetto, Blood and Wallin each had two RBIs and Bilben and LaBerge each scored twice.

The boys made it two in a row with their win over Wrenshall Monday. Perfetto picked up his fourth win of the season with four innings of work. He gave up three hits and struck out nine. He was 2-for-4 at the plate with his first varsity home run.

The Mariners scored two in the first, four in the second and three more in the third, Ero Wallin drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth to end the game. Ian Wallin was 2-for-3 with a double and Ero was 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Tanner Ketola scored twice and Blood added two RBIs.

At McGregor on Tuesday the Mariners took a 2-0 lead in their first at bat only to see the Mercuries reply with six of their own. McGregor added one in the third and two more in the fourth.

Blood took the loss in his first start of the season on the mound. Blood was 2-for-3 and scored twice and Ero Wallin went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Softball goes 2-1 over past week

The girls also won two out of three games. They lost 9-2 to number 10 ranked Carlton May 4 and followed that up with two five inning victories. They beat Cromwell 15-5 at home Monday and McGregor 17-5 on the road Tuesday.

The Mariners led Carlton 1-0 after two, but gave up four unearned runs in the third and four more in the sixth, two of them unearned. Freshman Raeann Barney picked up the win for the Bulldogs giving up two runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts. Cora Carter took the loss for the Mariners giving up four earned runs on 10 hits with 10 strikeouts.

Everly Bauck picked up the win over Cromwell. She gave up two earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and five walks. The Cardinals scored three times in the top of the first. The Mariners came back with five in their first at bats and added more in their next.

McMillen went 4-for-4 to lead the Mariner offense with a double, triple and three runs. Kayla Klofstad went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs. Bauck was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three RBIs and two runs. Megan Maxey went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Callie Klemmer went 2-for-4 and Carter had an inside the park home run and three RBIs. Seventh-grader Hannah Thums picked up her first varsity hit.

At McGregor each team finished with four hits. The Mariners drew 17 walks and had one hit batter off three different pitchers. Carter picked up the win with three innings of work added a two-run home run over the fence. Russell went 2-for-4. The Mariners scored seven times in the first inning and added eight more in the second.