Patriots jump out early, defend home turf against Blazers

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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 6:25 am | Updated: 7:23 am, Fri Jun 26, 2020.

MAYVILLE – MayPort-CG/Hatton-Northwood plated 11 runs in the first two innings to stick the nail in the coffin for a statement win at home against cross-county rival Cass-Traill 15-9 Tuesday.

“We finally got the bats going and were hitting successfully through the lineup,” MPCG head coach Tim Spurgeon said.

“We were seeing the ball better than we have all year and my six, seven, eight, nine hitters were connecting with the ball and driving some runs in.”

Batters six through nine combined for four of the Patriots’ 13 hits and scored three runs.

Spurgeon saw the top of his order get after Cass-Traill’s starter Saige Forseth as well.

Catcher Olivia Gapp plated three runs and drove in three while batting cleanup.

She went 4-for-4 while shortstop Hannah Ust picked up a pair of hits on a 2-for-3 night and plated three runs while batting second.

Third baseman Ila Peterson added two hits and two runs.

“One of the reasons I have Hannah at the top of the order is because I know that if I can get her on I can get her in (to score),” Spurgeon said. 

Spurgeon said putting her in front of Gapp helps that theory, with Gapp’s prolonged ability to deliver RBIs consistently this season. 

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