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Monday March 1, 2021
Eskymos Open Big Weekend With Softball Sweep

ESCANABA----The Escanaba High School softball team got off to a slow start on Friday, and by the time the fourth inning rolled around and his team was trailing the Cheboygan Chiefs, 1-0, Eskymo Manager John LaMarch came up with a radical idea.

"Maybe I should get myself ejected from the game to fire these girls up," he joked.

As it turned out, LaMarch didn't need to do something so drastic. His girls scored seven runs in the fourth inning to beat the Chiefs, 8-2, and then the Eskymos rolled in the nightcap, 10-0. That game was stopped by the mercy rule in the sixth inning.

Esky catcher Emily Bogaudo looks for the sign.
Escanaba's rally in the fourth inning of the opener all happened with two outs. Kayli VanEffen got it going with a double to drive home pinch runner Ashley Cook, then Zoe Berquist hit a grounder that no one could handle, scoring VanEffen.

After Bre Belanger walked, Sydney Gafner smacked a two-run single to drive home two runs and make it 4-1. Then Mallory Zimmerman clubbed one to the fence to bring home two more runs, and it was 6-1. That was more than enough offense for Codi Jenshak, who earned the pitching victory for the Eskymos.

In the second game, the Eskymos again started slow, with the game scoreless in the fourth inning. But the girls scored ten runs over the next three innings to end the game on the mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth.

Mikayla Schuster and VanEffen shared the pitching duties in that second game.

Escanaba (16-10) will host the annual Esky Lions Softball Challenge on Saturday at Lemmerand Park. Seven teams from around the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan will all play at least three games on three different fields. The games start at 10:00, and the Eskymos will face Petoskey first.

Click the thumbnails in the "ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS" box at the top of the page to see pictures, and video highlights from that big fourth inning.






Choose team:
Date Time Opponent Score Record
4/6
12:00 AM
at Marquette Redmen
6 - 1 (W)
1-0
4/7
2:00 PM
at Negaunee Miners
3 - 2 (W)
2-0
4/7
5:30 PM
at Gladstone Braves
1 - 5 (L)
2-1
4/24
4:00 PM
Negaunee Miners
4 - 0 (W)
3-1
4/24
6:00 PM
Negaunee Miners
10 - 2 (W)
4-1
4/27
4:00 PM
Alpena Wildcats
1 - 0 (W)
5-1
4/27
6:00 PM
Alpena Wildcats
5 - 8 (L)
5-2
4/28
10:15 AM
at Ashwaubenon Jaguars
4 - 1 (W)
6-2
4/28
12:00 PM
at Chippewa Falls
3 - 9 (L)
6-3
4/28
1:45 PM
at Kimberly, Wis.
1 - 7 (L)
6-4
5/4
4:00 PM
at Oconto Falls Panthers
5 - 6 (L)
6-5
5/4
6:00 PM
at Oconto Falls Panthers
0 - 4 (L)
6-6
5/5
10:00 AM
at Wausau, Wis.
3 - 4 (L)
6-7
5/5
1:00 PM
at Freedom, Wis.
15 - 4 (W)
7-7
5/5
4:00 PM
at Pulaski, Wis.
3 - 0 (W)
8-7
5/10
4:00 PM
Manistique Emeralds
15 - 0 (W)
9-7
5/10
6:00 PM
Manistique Emeralds
15 - 0 (W)
10-7
5/12
11:00 AM
at Reese Rockets
4 - 5 (L)
10-8
5/12
2:00 PM
at Detroit Country Day
7 - 5 (W)
11-8
5/12
5:15 PM
at Petoskey Northmen
12 - 2 (W)
12-8
5/15
4:00 PM
at Negaunee Miners
9 - 1 (W)
13-8
5/15
6:00 PM
at Negaunee Miners
9 - 2 (W)
14-8
5/17
4:00 PM
at Gladstone Braves
0 - 2 (L)
14-9
5/17
6:00 PM
at Gladstone Braves
3 - 5 (L)
14-10
5/18
4:00 PM
Cheboygan Chiefs
8 - 2 (W)
15-10
5/18
6:00 PM
Cheboygan Chiefs
10 - 0 (W)
16-10
5/19
10:00 AM
Petoskey Northmen
2 - 5 (L)
16-11
5/19
12:00 PM
Traverse City Central Trojans
10 - 1 (W)
17-11
5/19
2:00 PM
Traverse City Central Trojans
9 - 2 (W)
18-11
5/19
4:00 PM
Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils
17 - 1 (W)
19-11
5/22
4:00 PM
Gladstone Braves
0 - 2 (L)
19-12
5/22
6:00 PM
Gladstone Braves
0 - 1 (L)
19-13
5/24
4:00 PM
Marquette Redmen
9 - 3 (W)
20-13
5/24
6:00 PM
Marquette Redmen
9 - 0 (W)
21-13
5/29
4:00 PM
at Marquette Redmen
3 - 5 (L)
21-14
6/4
2:00 PM
at Petoskey Northmen
2 - 1 (W)
22-14
6/4
5:00 PM
Cheboygan Chiefs
2 - 0 (W)
23-14
6/9
10:00 AM
at Howard City Tri-County
10 - 0 (W)
24-14
6/9
2:00 PM
Cadillac Vikings
9 - 1 (W)
25-14
6/12
4:00 PM
Saginaw Swan Valley
1 - 12 (L)
25-15



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Sunday June 10, 2012
The Dream Continues: Eskymos Are CMU-Bound!
Saturday June 9, 2012
Eskymos Flying High Entering Softball Regionals
Friday June 8, 2012
Eskymo Softball District Title 'A Long Time Coming'
Monday June 4, 2012
Braves Sweep Eskymos In Tough Softball Twinbill
Tuesday May 22, 2012
Tired Eskymos, Braves Finish Busy Softball Stretch
Saturday May 19, 2012
Braves Pull Out DH Sweep Of Eskymos
Thursday May 17, 2012
Eskymo Girls Win Two Of Three At Petoskey Invite
Saturday May 12, 2012
Esky Girls Win Two At Tourney; JV Girls Roll
Saturday May 5, 2012
Braves Top Rockets To Win Tourney; Eskymos 1-2
Saturday April 28, 2012
Eskymos, Alpena Wildcats Split Softball Twinbill
Saturday April 28, 2012
Eskymo Softball Team Sweeps Negaunee In Opener
Tuesday April 24, 2012
Emeralds, Eskymo JV's Play Softball In The Snow
Monday April 16, 2012
Delta County Softball Teams Succeed In Dome
Sunday April 8, 2012
Rapid River, Escanaba Post Softball Wins At Dome
Friday April 6, 2012