Superior Service scores 16 in one inning, earns win

SOUTH RANGE — It just took one inning for Superior Service Towing to show they were the better team on Tuesday night as they defeated the Chassell VFW, 16-0, in Portage Lake Little League Majors playoff action.

That inning was the top of the first as Superior scored all 16 of their runs in that frame. The runs came in on combination of hits by Superior and misplays and walks surrendered by Chassell VFW.

“We made a lot of silly mistakes,” said VFW’s manager Jeff Williams. “We had too many dropped balls and bad throws. We were also down four players, and that certainly did not help.”

Interestingly, Superior’s manager, Mike Bach, noted that the tables were turned just a few days ago. On Saturday, his team was ahead by ten runs and Chassell VFW made a valiant comeback and won the game.

“In baseball you never know,” he said. “They (Chassell VFW) are a tough team. We made some good defensive plays and we had good hitting and strong pitching. We put together a nice complete game today.”

That complete game included first inning hits by Jaden Packard, Cameron Anderson and Wells Huotari. Issac Hiner had a double. Rylan Isaacson pitched a strong first few innings for Superior, and he had seven guys who could catch the ball and make the routine plays.

The game ended after four innings due to the score.

While Chassell VFW’s season came to an end, Williams said his team has nothing to complain about.

“We had a great season,” he stated. “We had a lot of comeback victories, and the kids were fun to watch as they grew as players.”

Next up for Superior is another semifinal matchup Thursday.