SNB-Stanton stays hot, tops Pat’s Foods
Daron Durocher was hoping his team’s win at the Leo Durocher Memorial Tourney this past weekend could be a springboard in the second half of the season.
Superior National Bank-Stanton carried that momentum into Tuesday’s Twilight League contest versus Pat’s Foods-Mosquito Inn to score a 12-5 win at the Hancock Driving Park.
“We’ve been hitting the ball and getting a few breaks,” Durocher said. “We’re hoping we can use the momentum we have for the rest of the season and the playoffs.”
The outcome left SNB-Stanton with a 9-3 record and least a tie for first in the league with Wolverine-Orbit.
For Pat’s-Mosquito, the game had a familiar beginning – three straight errors and a quick deficit.
“We’ve been starting out like that a good part of the season,” P-M manager Rexx Janowiak said. “If we could cut down on the errors and walks, we could be OK.”
Winning pitcher Dustin Goupille also helped his cause at the plate with a single and a long homer in the third inning.
“He (Goupille) has really been hitting the ball recently,” Durocher noted. “And he hit a couple of other balls hard tonight that were caught.”
Tyler LaDuron was another big reason the Wildcats were on the positive side of the ledger last night. He counted three hits, including a run-scoring triple in the fifth.
SNB-Stanton put the game away with five runs in the sixth inning. Four walks and a two-run single by Brooks Olson did the damage.
Goupille worked the first four innings, with Trent Keteri finishing up.
Robbie Brooks was the starting and losing chucker. Jon Crawford also hurled.
Now 3-9 on the season, Pat’s-Mosquito received a three-hit game from Ed Knoch.