Auto Pro Minors victorious
HANCOCK – Auto Pro Glass and Tire held on for a 6-4 win over Calumet Elks Wednesday in Portage Lake Little League Minor (age 9-10) baseball at Hancock Driving Park.
Erik Flaspohler had the catch of the day, robbing a Elks batter in the fifth with two on base.
J.D. Sebbas had a strong outing on the mound in his first start of the year, while Cody Sebbas drove in three runs.
For the Elks, McKenna Foster had a solid pitching outing and had two hits. Colin Cowell added a triple and Nate Hiller had two RBIs.
Thrivent Financial defeated Chassell VFW 12-10 on the strength of a five-run fifth inning.
Harley Eaken, Jaron Hembroff and Thomas Lassila had two-hit nights, while Lassila and Gavin Lawson both pitched three innings and allowed five runs with three strikeouts.
J. Peltier Construction rolled to a 22-9 win over Kissel Chevrolet.
Shawn Ruotsala had a huge day, with four hits including a home run. Davin Hill, Dylan Horning, Jonah Horning and Nick Horning all had two-hit games.
Kyle Maki had three hits in defeat, while Brady Schmeirer notched two.
In Senior softball, Jan Bruin-Slot Builders dropped Lakes Dairyland 16-6 in an all-Keweenaw Little League affair.
It was 3-3 after three innings before the winners drove in six runs in the top of the fourth on singles from Selena Stromer, Clara Loukus, Celia Peterson and Kelsey Fink. Kyleigh Audette’s homer pulled two runs back for Dairyland, but Jan Bruin-Slot Builders put it away with five more in the fifth.
Emily Erkkila was winning pitcher with five strikeouts.