Jets’ Gorzinski sets U.P. record

DAGGETT — North Central pitcher Noah Gorzinski established a U.P. record Tuesday when the Jets outlasted Stephenson 2-1 in a 10-inning Superior Central Conference baseball game.

Gorzinski struck out 22 Eagles in nine innings to apparently set a U.P. record. The MHSAA baseball record book indicates the state nine-inning record for strikeouts is 27 set in 1913 by a downstate Battle Creek pitcher. There’s other nine-inning pitchers with 22 strikeouts but nobody from the U.P.

Gorzinski faced 28 batters, allowing one hit and walking one. Carter Teiz came on to work the 10th inning when the pitch count caught up to Gorzinski, who struck out six in two innings against Bark River on Monday.

“Noah had good control and his fast ball was working real well,” said NC Coach Chad Holle.

Gorzinski, who sports a 3-0 pitching record this season, figured in all 30 outs, getting the others on ground balls and pop-ups, according to Holle.

Dalton Hanchek doubled and singled for two of NC’s five hits in the game. Fabian Chartier’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Hanchek from third base.

The Jets (3-7, 2-2) visit Bark River-Harris on Tuesday.

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