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Braves girls top Redettes

MARQUETTE — The Gladstone Braves softball team took care of business against the Marquette Redmen Tuesday evening with a 14-4 win in Marquette.

The game ended in the sixth inning via the mercy rule.

“We had a fast start offensively,” said Gladstone coach Rick Pepin. “We scored nine runs in the first two innings, four in the and five in the second.”

Montgomery Pepin, who had two hits with a single and a double, pitched the entirety of the contest for the Braves. In six innings, she had 13 strikeouts.

Coach Pepin credited Riley Gerow’s offensive performance as a big boost for Gladstone. Gerow went 3-5.

“(She) had a really nice night at the plate,” he said. “She helped get things started for us … she was our leader at the plate tonight.”

Also getting a pair of hits for the Braves was sophomore Alaina “Lu” Martinez, whose performance at the varsity level coach Pepin praised.

“She’s a sophomore, and we have pulled her up and given her an opportunity. She has taken full advantage of this opportunity,” he said. “She has been very confident at the plate and just produces every single night we play with her bat.”

Altogether, the Braves had the bats going as they totaled 14 hits.

The Braves start off next week with a home contest against the Menominee Maroons.

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