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Peewee baseball: Silver Bay teams learn fundamentals

Silver Bay Blue's Archer Goutermont takes a swing during a game against Silver Bay Gold on Monday, July 2. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
Teams shake hands after Silver Bay Gold's win over Silver Bay Blue. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Silver Bay Gold's Berkeley Hoff throws to first base in a game Monday against Silver Bay Blue. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)3 / 3

Kids and parents alike took advantage of sunny weather to play and watch baseball Monday, July 2, at the Mary MacDonald Center in Silver Bay.

Silver Bay Gold's Barron Hoff gets ready to swing at a pitch. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)The Silver Bay Blue and Gold Peewee teams, ages 7-9, faced off in an umpire pitch game before starting the Fourth of July midseason break. Polar League All-Star Ero Wallin took a break from his summer job painting with the Silver Bay recreation department to pitch and make calls in the field.

The players studied Wallin’s underhand pitches and kept the bases full for most of the afternoon. The Gold team built a significant lead in the early innings and survived a late-inning rally to take home a 16-8 win over the Blue team.

In the end, players lined up to shake hands and coaches Mike Hoff and Jon Nelson reminded their players to get their parents outside to practice catching and hitting during the break.

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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