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Baseball: Vikings freeze Mariners in opener

Silver Bay sophomore Mason Ollman waits for the pitch as snow falls during the Mariners' 8-1 loss to Cook County. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
(From left) Max Andrus, Lucas Stadler and Jared DeHart bundle up during a teammate's at-bat during Silver Bay's 8-1 loss to Cook County. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Sophomore Riley Tiboni makes the pitch in Silver Bay's 8-1 loss to Cook County on Tuesday, April 10, in Silver Bay. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)3 / 3

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.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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