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Baseball: Mariners pull away from Wrenshall

Silver Bay's Ero Wallin makes a pitch during the Mariners' win over Wrenshall on Tuesday, April 30, at Braun Park in Cloquet. (Dave Harwig/For the News-Chronicle)1 / 2
Silver Bay's Lucas Stadler dives into home plate safe in front of Wrenshall catcher Randy Wimmer on Tuesday, April 30, in Cloquet. (Dave Harwig/For the News-Chronicle)2 / 2

Silver Bay's Ryan Bilben had a breakout game for the Mariners, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs in a 15-7 win over Wrenshall on Tuesday, April 30, at Braun Park in Cloquet.

Silver Bay jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings, but the Wrens managed to take a 7-6 lead after a four-run fourth inning.

Silver Bay responded with nine runs over the final two innings to pull away. In the sixth inning, the Mariners scored six runs during a stretch where Wrenshall committed two errors that led to scores.

Silver Bay pitcher Ero Wallin allowed four runs on four hits while striking out five over four innings.

Silver Bay is a very young team with no seniors on the team and just three juniors. While junior Mason Ollman was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, sophomores were the story for the Mariners.

Bilben and Wallin are 10th graders, along with Lucas Stadler, who was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, are shaping up to form the core of the 2019 squad.

Silver Bay (3-3) is next scheduled to play at Ely at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. The Mariners nearly eliminated the Timberwolves in the 2018 Section 7A tournament before a late rally closed the door on Silver Bay's season.

Silver Bay 15, Wrenshall 7

At Cloquet. WP: Ero Wallin 4IP, 4R, 4H, 5K. LP: Andrew Silverio. SB: Lucas Stadler 3x4 (2B), 2RBIs, 3R; Ryan Bilben 2x4, 4RBIs; Mason Ollman 3x5, 2RBIs, 3R. W: Silverio 2x3 (2B), RBI, 3R; Randy Wimmer 2x3 (2 3B), 4RBIs.

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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