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Bayside Chatter: Mariners baseball ends playoff run

After winning a pair of games at Cohasset and advancing to the Section 7A final four, the Mariners were eliminated at Wade Stadium by the Ely Timberwolves 10-3 Tuesday. The Mariners had beat North Woods 12-0 and Carlton 5-4 at Cohasset June 1. The Mariners end their season with a record of 11-12.

Ely jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Mariners had an at bat via two singles, two walks and a double. The Mariners answered with a run in their half of the first but were never able to catch up. The Mariners scored twice in the third to cut the deficit to 5-3 but could get no closer. Jason Blood and Riley Tiboni led off the inning with back to back singles. A ground ball by Tanner Ketola scored Blood and a single by Ero Wallin scored Tiboni. Ely added three in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Ely had four runners who reached base via a walk and scored and a walk with the bases loaded scored another. Each team finished the game with one error.

Blood, Nick Perfetto and Wallin each finished with two hits for the Mariners. Blood scored twice and Wallin drove in two runs.

Trevor Mattson went the distance for Ely to pick up the victory. He gave up three runs with four strikeouts and one walk. Perfetto took the loss for the Mariners with four innings of work. He gave up eight runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and six walks.

At Cohasset the North Woods Grizzlies helped out the Mariners with eight errors, six hit batters and three more walks. They were their own worst enemy. Ketola went the distance for the Mariners giving up only two hits. He struck out seven and walked two. Grant Phillips took the loss for North Woods.

The Mariners scored four times in the third via two hits, two walks and three Grizzly errors. They added one in the fourth and broke it open with four more in the sixth. They scored four times via two hits, a hit batter and two errors. They added three more in the seventh through two walks, two hit batters and a sacrifice fly.

Tiboni, Perfetto and Ian Wallin each had two singles for the Mariners. Ketola reached base four times by walking twice and being hit twice. Tiboni, Perfetto, Ketola, Ero Wallin and Jake Bilben each scored twice and Perfetto drove in three runs.

The Mariners jumped out to a 5-1 lead over Carlton after five innings of play and had hold off a furious seventh inning rally by the Bulldogs as they scored three times and had the tying run on base. Blood gave the Mariners their second straight complete game victory. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Kaden Crane took the loss for the Bulldogs with six innings on the mound. He gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out six Mariners and walked seven.

The Mariners scored twice in the first, added another in the second and two more in the fifth. Carlton scored once in the first and three times in the seventh with four singles, an error and a ball lost in the lights.

Blood led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Perfetto went 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI. Evan Gray went 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs with a double. Crane was 2-for-3 with a double and Jackson Mickle was 2-for-4.