Portage Lake defeats PR 10-3

MARQUETTE – The Portage Lake Minors are playing for a championship.

On Wednesday, Portage Lake defeated Penokee Range 10-3 in an elimination game at the Little League District 11 Minor Tournament in Marquette.

For the winners, Ian Nordstrom was 3-for-4 at the plate and was the winning pitcher, while Levi Frahm, Zach Geborkoff and Bryce Pugh each added three hits.

Penokee Range led 2-1 after two innings, but Portage strung together four straight hits en route to a four-run third inning. It would tack on five more runs in the final two innings for insurance. Bryce Hanner and Cody Turner finished off the game on the mound.

Portage Lake (3-1 in the tournament) returns to Marquette Thursday to face Ishpeming (3-0) in hopes of earning a win and forcing a decisive championship game Friday. Ishpeming won the first matchup between the two teams on Tuesday of a walk-off home run in the eighth inning.