MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team played a tough Remsen St. Mary's team here on June 15th, and, after surrendering five runs in the first inning, "did a great job of settling down and making plays," said Eagle coach Al Vasher. Indeed, the five runs would be all the St. Mary's team would get, as MMC's defense did a good job, and pitcher Jacob Lehnhoff "pitched a great game," in Vasher's words.
Unfortunately for MMC, the five runs would be all St. Mary's would need, as the Eagles could scratch up only two runs themselves, and St. Mary's took the contest by a 5-2 margin.
Lehnhoff pitched seven innings and surrendered just four hits, while striking out 13 and issuing only two bases-on-balls. MMC had six hits, led by two apiece from Ryan Hansen and Jordan Peterson.
Vasher summed the game up by saying "Remsen St. Mary's is a good ball club that puts the ball in play and forces you to play at your best to compete. I thought our kids played well - we just couldn't get the key hit when we needed it."
On June 18th, the Eagles hosted Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and were beaten by a score of 14-0, as SB-L scored five times in the top of the seventh. MMC committed five errors in the game, and Vasher said the Eagles "need to make outs of outs defensively." He also felt that the team needs to do a better job of being disciplined at the plate.