Esky softball pummels Marquette

Escanaba junior McKenzie Engebretson fights off a pitch during a Great Northern Conference doubleheader on May 8, 2024 at Abrahamson Field in Escanaba. (“The Big Dog” Mitch Vosburg/Daily Press)

MARQUETTE — Before it collided with Gladstone on Tuesday, Escanaba softball tripped for a doubleheader against Marquette on Monday.

The Eskymos struck early and often in a doubleheader sweep over the Sentinels. Here’s what went down:

Escanaba 11, Marquette 1

The Sentinels snuck a run past Grayson Lamarche in the first, but that’s all they got off the orange and black.

Grayson Lamarche, Maddy Mott and Harlee Coolman all smacked home runs as the Eskymos cruised to a game one win.

LaMarche earned the win, allowing one earned run off four hits with six strikeouts in three innings of work. Mott allowed two hits and fanned eight in four innings of work. Carly Bowden finished 3-for-4 with a RBI. Clara Braun finished 3-for-4 with a double.

Mott finished 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. LaMarche finished 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI. Anna Boutilier finished 1-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base. Katey Lamb finished 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored and a RBI.

Escanaba 19, Marquette 3

Esky carried a 1-0 lead after one thanks to a Coolman flyout. Then the second inning came, where the Eskymo’s didn’t a Louisville Slugger to both headlights, but to the ball.

LaMarche started the inning with a double. She belted a two-run home run in her second at bat of the frame. She then grounded into a fielder’s choice in her third at bat for the final out. In total, 19 batters came to the plate as the Eskymos belted 15 runs with two RBI hits from Bowden and Landry Bray and RBI pokes from Chloe Dubord, Addison Noblet, Boutilier, Coolman, McKenzie Engebretson and Carly McInerney to lead 16-0 after two.

McInerney added a two-run double and Boutilier contributed a RBI single in the third to claim the run rule win.

Bray earned the win, allowing three runs (one earned) off two hits with a walk and three punchouts in three innings of work. McInerney finished 4-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and three RBI. Noblet finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base. Boutilier finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs driven in. Engebretson finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a stolen base. Bowden finished 2-for-3 with two RBI. LaMarche finished 2-for-3 with a home run, double, two runs scored and two RBI. Dubord finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Bray finshed 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.


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