Post 90 edges Rippa, 10-9

HOUGHTON – A four-run eighth inning gave American Legion Post 90 a 10-9 softball win over Rippa Products in Copper Country men’s slowpitch play at Miller Memorial Field in Laurium.

Kevin LaRoux led the winners with three singles, while Joe Rivest had a triple and a home run.

Miller’s Lanes/The Edge/906 Enterprises overcame a 13-run seventh inning by Pat’s Foods with just one run in the ninth to win 26-25.

No stats were submitted for the winners, but Pat’s got five hits from Jace Fritzler and four from Logan Rastello and Ryan Gerbig. Rastello and Max LeSatz had home runs, while Henry Baron, Tony Carley and Christopher Fischer had three-hit games.

Five players had four or more hits for McGann’s/Northern Auto in a 22-14 win over Bucko’s/Labatt’s at Hancock Driving Park.

Jason Koski was 5-for-6 with three doubles and a triple, while Steve Aho and Josh Frantti provided homers.

Aho, Brian Juopperi, Mark Koski and Phil Koski recorded four hits in the win.

For Bucko’s/Labatt’s, George VanDenburg went 5-for-5, while Kevin Tormala and Nate McMullen had three hits apiece.

In the early game, Downtowner 2 stopped Bucko’s/Labatt’s 19-13.

Erik Nettell homered twice in the win and was one of three players with four hits, including Dave Usitalo and Ryan Makela. Pete Pelissero was 5-for-6 with a double and a triple.

For Bucko’s, Steve Dunstan had three hits, including a triple.