The Marquette Redmen traveled south for the second day in a row to face off against a Dickinson County foe in the Norway Knights. While the weather was more conducive to baseball, the field was not as the Redmen dropped a pair in the afternoon doubleheader.
The Redmen lost 6-5 in the opener and 10-6 in the nightcap. In the first game, the Redmen spotted the Knights a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but were able to tie it up in the second. Marquette plated 3 in the top of the third before giving up 4 in the bottom half. The teams traded runs in the fifth, which secured the win for the Knights.
The Redmen out hit the Knights 9-5 but committed four errors along the way. “It was an uphill battle as we spotted them a run early and had to fight through it. We didn’t quit and fought hard but just couldn’t get over the hump,” said head coach Spencer Larson. Leading the way for the Redmen at the plate with multiple hits were Erik Johnson, Blake Henriksen, Jon Jason and Peter VandenAvond. Brendan Kaski and Jake Allard-Soucy combined for the pitching duties and walked 7, gave up 5 hits and struck out 1. Allard-Soucy absorbed the loss.