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Bats power Stanton past State Farm, 17-0

SNB-Stanton's Dax Durocher, left, is congratulated by Daron Durocher, right, after hitting a two-run home run against Dean Kangas-State Farm on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at Driving Park in Hancock, Mich. (Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette)

HANCOCK — SNB-Stanton’s bats came through early and often in a 17-0 route against Dean Kangas-State Farm in Twilight Baseball League play Tuesday at Driving Park.

SNB-Stanton (5-1) racked up 13 hits including six extra-base hits. Dax Durocher’s two-run home run in the top of the second gave the Wildcats a 6-0 advantage.

Stanton scored four runs in the first inning on the strength of two doubles, one from Durocher and the other from Josh Koskela.

State Farm (2-4) compounded Stanton’s offensive damage with five errors on the day.

Eli Luoma pitched for Stanton and gave up five hits in the shutout win. He also walked one and struck out six.

Dave Wesa pitched into the third inning for State Farm. Brady Turner entered the third with two outs and finished the game. The duo surrendered 13 hits and nine walks and four strikeouts.

Daron Durocher had an RBI double in the fifth, helping Stanton to six runs in the inning. He also singled in the third. Erik Nettell had two two-RBI doubles, one in the third and the other in the fifth. Luoma singled twice. Koskela added two singles after his first inning RBI double. Trent Keteri also singled.

Carson Turner, Jay Daavettila, Dave Wesa, Scott Wesa and Brady Turner had hits for State Farm.

State Farm hosts Garnet Garage-Subway at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Driving Park. SNB-Stanton hosts REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stanton Field. Both games will be preceded by finishing July 21 games suspended by rain.

SNB-Stanton 424 16 — 17 13 0

DK-State Farm 000 00 — 0 5 5

REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies 5, Garnet Garage-Subway 4

STANTON — REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies scored all five runs across the first three innings and held off Garnet Garage-Subway 5-4 on Tuesday.

REL Inc.-MT (3-3) racked up 10 hits, with four coming in a three-run second inning. Two singles and an RBI double by Travis Pietila helped bolster the lone run scored in the first on a sacrifice fly RBI by Rory Anderson.

Pietila finished the game with a double and two singles for REL Inc.-MT. Bryce Turner had a double and single. Glen Halonen singled twice. Grant Johnson had two singles.

Garnet Garage-Subway (2-4) scored a run in the first and third before adding two runs in the sixth. Facing the one run deficit, Will Romano started the home half of seventh with a flyout. Mike Saari struck out but reached first base. Reid Heathman flew out and Kade Farrell walked before a groundout ended the game.

REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies 131 000 0 — 5 10 4

Garnet Garage-Subway 101 002 0 — 4 2 6

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