Two Harbors allowed 22 runs in the first three innings as the Agates fell to section rival Esko 27-2 on Monday, May 20.
Four Esko players had at least three RBIs in a game that lasted just five innings. James LeGarde led the pack with three hits and five RBIs, while Mason Vinje had four RBIs and a double. Hunter Sunde and Avery Liljegren each had three RBIs.
The Eskomos score five runs in the first inning, six in the second and then exploded for 11 runs in the third inning leaving the Agates trailing by 22-1.
Two Harbors senior Carson Wenger was 1-for-2 and Caleb Waldron and Elijah Quinn scored the Agate runs.
On the mound, Sunde allowed just three hits from the Agates while striking out two and walking four batters. Both Two Harbors runs were unearned as a result of four Esko fielding errors.
Two Harbors (2-13) has struggled this season after top pitcher and hitter Brett Olson was lost to injury early in the season. Olson suffered a torn labrum that required season-ending surgery just two games into the season.
Mariners top Agates
Silver Bay scored eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to give the Mariners an 11-7 win over Two Harbors on Tuesday, May 22.
Sophomore pitcher Ero Wallin struck out seven over six innings and recorded three hits and three RBIs to lead Silver Bay.
Brjen Jones was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Garrett Jordahl had two hits and an RBI for Two Harbors.
Two Harbors is scheduled to finish the regular season at home against Mesabi East at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24.
Silver Bay was scheduled to finish its regular season Thursday, May 23, against Mountain Iron-Buhl. Results were unavailable by presstime.
Esko 27, Two Harbors 2, 5 innings
At Two Harbors. WP: Hunter Sunde 5IP, 2R (0ER), 3H, 2K, 4BB. LP: Steven Keech 2IP, 11H, 4ER. E: Dane Hoffman 2x3, RBI, 2R; Noah Furcht 2x3 (2B), 2R; Preston Lowe 3x3, RBI, 3R; James LeGarde 3x5 (3B, 2B), 5RBIs, 4R. TH: Carson Wenger 1x2; Caleb Waldron R; Elijah Quinn R, SB.
Silver Bay 11, Two Harbors 7
At Two Harbors. WP: Ero Wallin 6IP, 7K, 4BB. LP: Brjen Jones 7IP. SB: scored 8 runs in 7th; Wallin 3x4, 3RBIs; Lucas Stadler 3x5, RBI, 2SB; Timmy Perfetto 2x5. TH: Garrett Jordahl 2x4, RBI; Jones 3x4, RBI.