HOUGHTON - A nine-run start propelled Osmose/Erickson-Crowley-Peterson to a 28-15 Copper Country men's slowpitch win over Miller's Lanes/The Edge/906 Enterprises Monday in Hurontown.
The winners got a 5-for-5 day from Jon Brueggeman, who was only a double short of the cycle. Josh Isaac clubbed the team's other home run.
Jeff Miller, Tony Hebert, Dave Fehringer, Rashid Foster and Steve Dube had four-hit games in the win, with Andy Bourdeau and Isaac kicking in three.
Jon Brueggeman of Osmose/Erickson-Crowley-Peterson throws from shortstop to first for the putout in the ninth inning of a Copper Country men’s slowpitch game against Miller’s Lanes/The Edge/906 Enterprises. (DMG photo by Brandon Veale)
In the early game at Hurontown, Downtowner 2 held American Legion Post 90 scoreless in seven of nine innings and won 17-5.
Erik Nettell doubled three times and went 4-for-5, while Tim Korby doubled once and went 4-for-4. Scott Hall and Tim Engman provided three hits apiece.
Pat's Foods split a doubleheader Monday at Hancock Driving Park. A 13-run fifth inning helped them salvage game two, a 27-12 win over Monte Carlo.
Tony Carley went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle in the victory. Ben Steber homered twice as part of a four-hit day and Logan Rastello put up a double and a triple. Five players, Ross DuMonthier, Jake Frisk, Jace Fritzler, Adam Hayrynen and Max LeSatz, had three hits.
Earlier, McGann's/Northern Auto dealt Pat's a 23-8 defeat, hitting four home runs. Dan Juopperi had two round-trippers, while Josh Frantti and Jason Koski each had one.
Phil Pietila and Brian Juopperi had four-hit games, while Dan Juopperi, Mark Koski and Frantti had three.
In defeat, Pat's got four hits, including a double, from Fritzler and three from Hayrynen.
In Laurium, Team 7 took down Rippa Products 24-9 despite three hits from James Loukus.
No stats were available for the winners.