Key hits lift Green Sox

HOUGHTON – Two key hits down the stretch helped the Portage Health Green Sox top Tervo Agency 11-9 in Portage Lake Little League Minor (age 9-10) division play Tuesday.

Matt Rowe’s snaring of a line drive preserved a 9-9 after four innings and set the stage for an inside-the-park home run by Nicolas Horning. Addison Johnson hit an RBI triple later for an 11-9 lead.

All this came after Tobias Summerville singled in the bottom of the second to start Tervo on a 5-run inning before the Green Sox closed the gap in the third and fourth.

Nolan Sturos had a three-hit game for Tervo. Dean Jurmu and Kyle Mikkola added two apiece.

Both Nicolas and Jonah Horning had home runs and singles. Ryan Vlahos had a double and a single for the winners.

In another Minor game, Houghton Rotary stopped South Range VFW 12-7 behind Nate Hiller’s three hits and six RBIs. Bryce Pugh also had three hits and Cam Markham two.