BlueSky Health takes over Twilight lead

TOIVOLA – BlueSky Health took over the lead in the Twilight League standings by outslugging Mosquito Inn-Toivola 11-9 Thursday night.

At 7-4, the Dollar Bay-based outfit is a half-game up on 6-4 Toivola with both Wolverine-Orbit and Stanton two games off the pace at 4-5.

Thursday’s game was tied through five innings before the visitors posted a four-spot in the sixth and managed to hold Toivola to just a pair in its final at-bat.

Both Dave Wesa and Brian Juopperi had three hits for the winners, with Juopperi scoring three times and Wesa twice.

Kyle Storm and Jason Koski had a pair of hits apiece in BlueSky’s 13-hit attack.

Owen Kariniemi earned the win for BlueSky.

No stats were available for Toivola.

Stanton pulled even with Wolverine with a 16-9 home win. Stanton put up four-run innings in the first, fifth and sixth and broke open a game that was tied at 5 at the halfway point.

No further stats were available.

The Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament begins Saturday morning in Stanton and builds toward a 4 p.m. championship game at Stanton Ballfield.