Erik nson throws, hits Marquette Blues in American Legion baseball victory at Iron Mountain | News, Sports, Jobs
IRON MOUNTAIN – Erik Johnson produced almost as much offensive as he allowed on the pitcher’s mound as the Marquette Blues knocked down Iron Mountain 6-4 in an American Legion baseball game played on the pitch. Golds Monday.
Johnson started and played five innings on the hill, allowing four earned runs on five hits and one walk as he struck out eight on strikes.
Then at home he went 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs, also scoring a run as he walked and stole a goal.
The Blues had 10 hits against MI pitchers Zeke Runsted and Hank McRoberts, also hitting four walks with no strikeouts.
Marquette also took advantage of his opportunities stealing seven goals, led by Hogan Nemetz with three. Nemetz was 2 of 3 with an RBI, two runs scored and a walk.
Brock Taylor of the Blues also joined Johnson in the three-hit club, who was also 3 of 3 with an RBI and a steal.
Kyle Frusti and Hayden Rockhill also had singles for the Blues as Frusti once scored and stole a base.
His teammate Jakob Peterson did not get a hit but had a run batted in because he was hit with a pitch.
Dakota Maki finished for Johnson on the mound, who contested the last two innings and did not allow a run on a hit and two steps as he fanned one.
Marquette took a 3-0 and 5-2 lead after their batting appearances in each of the first two innings.
In the opening set, Johnson tripled at home Nemetz and Peter VandenAvond, who opened the game shooting on walks. Right after Johnson, Peterson hit a sacrificial volley for the first out of the game, which sent Johnson home.
At the bottom of the first, IM’s Blake Julian hit a solo homerun with one out before a crazed Johnson streak – three consecutive beaters with a wild pitch – brought another point.
However, Johnson got all three strikeouts this inning and the first two in the second with strikeouts.
Nemetz and Johnson each had RBI singles in the second before an RBI single by IM’s Evan Hoferkoln with a play error in the third inning brought in two runs for the Golds, reducing the Blues’ lead to 5-4. .
Marquette added an insurance run in the sixth when Taylor hit an RBI single to score Maki, who had walked and stole second.
Runsted allowed five earned runs in just two innings, allowing six hits and two walks. Hank McRoberts has appeared the last five innings and allowed just one run on four hits and two walks.
Julian finished 2 for 2 with an RBI, two runs scored, a walk and a hit per pitch. Nate Bousley scored a brace, walked a walk and stole a base.
Information compiled by Sports Journal Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is [email protected]