Eskymos take softball win 5-2 over Gladstone

Adam Hinch Daily Press Escanaba’s Grayson Lamarche delivers a pitch in Friday’s game against Gladstone.

ESCANABA — It was a rainy overcast day for the softball matchup between the Gladstone Braves and the Escanaba Eskymos.

The Eskymos picked up the 5-2 victory over the Gladstone Braves. Escanaba’s Grayson Lamarche was dominate on the mound pitching a complete game. Lamarche gave up two runs on two hits and had 15 strikeouts.

Carley Bowden got things going in the second inning that brought Lamarche home to give Escanaba a 1-0 lead. Katy Lamb hit the second double of the inning for the Eskymos, then scored on a wild pitch to give the Eskymos a 3-0 lead. Anna Boutilier reached on a error by the Braves, then Carley McInerney hit a RBI single to increase the lead to 4-0.

McKayla Mott hit a big triple in the third inning and scored on a single by Lamb. The Eskymos have been on fire this year and always find ways to come up with hits when they need them.

The Braves continued to battle into the seventh inning, whenTia Schone hit a double to bring in a run and end Escanaba’s no hitter. Samanth Drielick hit a double to bring in Schone, but Reese Herioux would strikeout to end the game.

“It was our first quality opponent in weeks. I’m happy to get the win against another good team,” said Escanaba Coach Andy Fields. “Gladstone was coming off two big wins the day before and were looking to bring the momentum from those games into today’s action.”

“We hurt ourselves today had to many mental and physical errors you can’t do that against a team like Escanaba,” said Braves Coach Rick Pepin.

Grayson Lamarche has been dominate all season, including a game against Menominee where she pitched four innings in a mercy rule game and recorded all 12 outs by strikeout.

“I felt really good out here. My defense is amazing behind me. We just work hard and try our best to win,” Lamarche said.


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