Earning a sweep

Mattila takes pair of games from two opponents in close fashion

Paul Peterson Photo Amanda Mattila of Mattila Rock and Dock slides safely into home plate after a passed ball in Friday night's CCWSL game versus Superior National Bank in Chassell.

Mattila Rock and Dock captured a doubleheader from Friday night in Copper Country Women’s Softball League action.

Mattila R&D used solid pitching by Mel Baker to take the opener over Superior National Bank by a 4-1 score.

They then unloaded the timber in the second game for a 10-9 victory over Calumet-Loading Zone at the Chassell Field.

Manager Diane Mattila credited Baker with a good performance on the mound in the opening game.

“Mel really pitched a fine game,” Mattila said. “They (SNB) had runners on, but she pitched out of trouble. And our defense was pretty good, too.”

After taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning, Mattila R&D scored three times in the third inning for a 4-0 margin.

SNB starting hurler Larissa Anderson had to be taken out of the game in the third inning because of an injury.

Superior National held a 7-6 hit advantage.

In the nightcap, Mattila R&D scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Shantel Lorenz.

The two teams traded the lead back and forth for the entire game, according to Diane Mattila.

“It was a hitters game,” Mattila said.

“Both teams hit the ball hard.”

Darla Mensch had a big game for the winners, driving in three runs with three hits. including a triple and double. Lorenz picked two hits.

Collecting three hits each for Calumet-Loading Zone were Jada Riutta and Kait DeMars. Riutta also rapped out a double.

Martti Jahfetson was the winning pitcher, while Ellie Bjorn took the loss.

Mattila improved to 3-2 for the season.

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