Ojala, Rowe toss Major no-no for Lassila
HOUGHTON – Matt Ojala and Hunter Rowe combined to throw a no-hitter as Lassila Insurance blanked Royale Inc., 3-0 in Keweenaw Little League Major (age 11-12) play at Loukus Field in Traprock Valley Monday.
Ojala worked the first three innings, allowing a single walk and striking out six, while Rowe wrapped up the last three on an efficient 22 pitches.
Gabe Coppo and Alex Studebaker posted two hits apiece.
Scott Loukus drew Royale’s lone walk.
J. Peltier Construction doubled up Calumet Elks 8-4 Monday in Portage Lake Little League play, clinching the Minor (age 9-10) division championship for the regular season.
Davin Hill had three hits and Dylan Horning two for JPC, which overturned a 2-1 lead after 1 1/2 innings with four in the bottom of the second on Rhea Bar-Ziv’s RBI single, an RBI double by Shawn Ruotsala and an RBI single by Jonah Horning. They held the Elks off the rest of the way to clinch the win.
Ruotsala, pitching in relief, worked the majority of the game with 3 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, allowing two runs on six walks but striking out seven.
The Elks got a hit apiece from McKenna Foster, Nate Hiller and Donavan Dueweke.
Saturday, JPC scored five times in the fifth inning to break open an interleague game with 41 Lumber and win 12-7.
Dylan Horning pitched three innings and had three hits, with Hill and Jonah Horning contributing two hits.
Thrivent Financial edged Auto Pro Glass and Tire 10-9 Monday.
William Romano pitched two innings with five strikeouts and caught a game-ending pop fly with the bases loaded.
Thomas Lassila posted a pair of doubles and struck out five in two innings pitched for the winners, while Christian Hocking, Eric Anderson and Tyler Sayen also had two hits apiece.
Cody Sebbas had three hits for Auto Pro.
Saturday, Noah Bach went the distance for Loading Zone II, allowing three hits and no runs in a 4-0 interleague win over Team Wireless at Stanton.
Caleb Gregoire had two hits for the winners.
Vaughn Kapler, Jacob Bettori and Dayton Moyle posted the three hits for Team Wireless.
In Junior (13-14) baseball, Baraga outlasted Sayen’s Auto 15-14 in eight innings at L’Anse.
Sayen’s led 9-2 after 2 1/2 innings on the strength of two Pat Cortright homers to left, plus two-RBI singles from Carson Turner and Jaden Janke. Baraga climbed back into it with two runs in the third and fifth and three in the sixth.
Cortright’s single drove in two more runs for a game total of seven in the top of the seventh, but Baraga loaded the bases and got a two-RBI single and a sacrifice fly to tie the game.
In the eighth, Sayen’s Jaden Wood had the sacrifice fly to give his team the lead, but an error and back-to-back RBI singles gave the win to the hosts.
Darren Nordstrom, Alan Jurmu, Janke and Wood had two hits apiece.
In Senior softball, Jan Bruin-Slot Builders (Keweenaw) rolled to a 12-1 win over McDonalds.
Megan Yeo homered for the third game in a row and Celia Peterson clubbed her third triple of the year for the winners.
Bailey LaBelle was the winning pitcher.
In Major softball, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union outslugged Calumet 20-6 in five innings.
Jada Markham had four hits in the win, including two home runs. Jillian Parker added three hits and Delaney Heinonen and Shaina Wuori both posted two.
Parker went the distance for the win, joining her teammates in working out of bases-loaded jams in three innings.
Douglass Agency doubled up Copper Range Abstract and Title 18-9.
Daphney Maki went 4-for-4, both Madelyn Pierner and Milly Hoskins homered. Hoskins was the winning pitcher.
In Minor softball, Favorites got the 15-14 walk-off win over Habanero’s in Chassell.