Late homer lifts Stanton to victory

STANTON – Erik Nettell’s two-run homer in the sixth inning proved decisive as Stanton defeated Wolverine-Orbit 8-6 in Twilight League play Thursday night.

Nettell was 3-for-3 for the Wildcats, who evened their record at 1-1.

Both pitchers got off to rocky starts, as both teams scored four times in the first inning. The contest would be tied two more times, in the third and fifth innings, before Nettell’s homer broke the deadlock for the last time.

Cole Jepsen was the winning pitcher, striking out eight and walking four in a complete game.

Stanton plays at BlueSky Health Tuesday. Wolverine hosts Pat’s Foods.