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Softball: Mariners drop 2 games to section rivals

Mariners' freshman Anna Thompson gets an out at first base during a 15-0 loss to Carlton on Thursday, May 2. (Lisa Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
Mariners' junior Maureen Dwyer holds on swinging during a 15-0 loss to Carlton on Thursday, May 2. (Lisa Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Silver Bay eighth-grader Danika Thompson makes a pitch during the 15-0 loss versus Carlton on Thursday, May 2. (Lisa-Malcomb/News-Chronicle).3 / 3

After two straight wins last week, Silver Bay ran into a buzz saw in defending Section 7A champion Carlton and section runner-up South Ridge.

The Mariners failed to produce any runs against Carlton pitcher Abby Mickle, who allowed just two hits and struck out two in a 15-0, five-inning win for the Bulldogs on Thursday, May 2.

Silver Bay senior Jessie Ketola had one of the two Mariner hits in the game, advancing all the way to third before the inning ended.

The game was moved from Silver Bay to Carlton because the Mariners' field was still covered with snow from a late spring storm earlier in the week.

Silver Bay also fell to South Ridge 9-3 in a rematch that ended the Mariners' 2018 season.

Eighth-grade pitcher Danika Thompson allowed five runs and eight hits over five innings will striking out three batters.

Senior Callie Klemmer collected a pair of hits for the Mariners in the loss.

Silver Bay (6-5) is scheduled to host Northeast Range at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9.

Carlton 15, Silver Bay 0, 5 innings

At Carlton. WP: Abby Mickle 4IP, 0R, 2H, 2K, 5BB. C: Abby Mickle 3x3 (2B), 3RBIs, 2R; Alena Wallin 2x3 (2B), 3RBIs; Brynne Mickle 3RBIs, 3R.

South Ridge 9, Silver Bay 3

At Silver Bay. WP: Celia Olesiak 5IP, 2R, 6H, 1BB, 0K. LP: Danika Thompson 5IP, 5R, 8H, 3K. SB: Callie Klemmer 2x4. SR: Olesiak 4x5 (3B), 4RBIs, 2R; Shayna Preston 3x4, RBI, R.

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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