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Friday July 21, 2017
Little League Roundup: District Tourneys Continue

Here is a roundup of Friday night's district tournament action.

MINOR GIRLS (age 9-10)---The Escanaba girls cruised to their second straight win on Friday at Lemmerand Park. Grayson LaMarche threw a perfect game for Escanaba. In the first game, Gladstone blanked Norway, 10-0, to eliminate Norway from the tournament. Montgomery Pepin threw a no-hitter for the Purple, striking out 14 batters The Escanaba girls will play in the championship game on Sunday at 3:00. Gladstone will face Kingsford Sunday afternoon at 3:00 in the loser's bracket final.

MINOR BOYS (age 9-10)---The Escanaba boys held off Gladstone, 10-6, in the tournament opener for both teams at Dickson Field. Escanaba took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with Alex Stalboerger had a two-run base hit.

Escanaba went up 5-0 in the second inning as Charlie McInerneyhad an RBI triple and Lennox Peacock added an RBI double. Gladstone closed to within 5-4 before Cole Carter got a two-run single for Escanaba in the fifth inning.

That made it 7-4, but Gladstone rallied again. Austin Pepin ripped a triple to start the bottom of the fifth, then Gavin Frossard came through with an RBI hit. Isaac Ketchum followed with an RBI single for Gladstone, but a second runner trying to score was tagged out at the plate, keeping Escanaba ahead by a run. 

Peacock pitched three innings to earn the win, and Connor Arnt tossed the final three innings to earn the save. Cooper Sanville took the loss for Gladstone.

Tri-County beat Munising, 18-2, and Kingsford beat Norway, 15-11, in Friday's late games.

MAJOR BOYS (age 11-12)---Two district champions were crowned in the Upper Peninsula on Friday. In Gladstone, Kingsford completed an undefeated tournament run, beating Norway, 11-1, in five innings. Kingsford wins the District Ten title.

In Ishpeming, Portage Lake from the Copper Country beat Marquette, 15-12, in seven innings, to win the District Eleven title. Both Kingsford and Portage Lake will play in the 16-team state tournament, which starts next Friday morning in Gladstone.

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LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT SCORES/SCHEDULES
Thursday July 20, 2017
EXTRA INNINGS: Norway 11 Boys Win District, 4-3
Wednesday July 19, 2017
Escanaba, Norway 10-11 Boys Stopped By Darkness
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Escanaba Major Girls Eliminated In State Quarters
Monday July 17, 2017
COMEBACK COMPLETE: Gladstone Wins District
Monday July 17, 2017
Escanaba Major Girls Finish Pool Play Undefeated
Sunday July 16, 2017
Gladstone Girls, Norway Boys Earn Dramatic Wins
Sunday July 16, 2017
Escanaba Major Girls Win Second Straight At States
Saturday July 15, 2017
ONE UP, ONE DOWN!! Esky Girls Beat Grandville
Friday July 14, 2017
Nebel, Norrington Praised For Little League Service
Thursday July 13, 2017
Escanaba Girls Ready For State Tourney Challenge
Thursday July 13, 2017
JUMP FOR JOY: Norway 12's Outlast Iron Mtn, 9-5
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Iron Mountain North 12's Eliminate Tri-County, 11-1
Monday July 10, 2017
Kingsford Boys Shake Off Sluggish Start; Win 23-5
Monday July 10, 2017
'MAJOR' COMEBACK! Norway 12's Stun Gladstone
Sunday July 9, 2017
Escanaba 11-12 Girls Roll To District Championship
Sunday July 9, 2017
ALGER COUNTY SWEEP: Major Boys Teams Win
Saturday July 8, 2017
Gladstone, Munising Boys Open Districts With Wins
Friday July 7, 2017
Escanaba Girls Open Tournament With 9-0 Victory
Thursday July 6, 2017
WILD FINISH: Iron Mountain 10's Outlast Norway
Tuesday June 27, 2017