• U.P. Baseball 7/2: Escanaba Junior Cubs 10, Gladstone Junior Indians 4
  • Gladstone 7, Escanaba 1
  • Marquette 3, Iron Mountain 0
  • Menominee 7, Coleman, Wis. 2
  • U.P. Baseball 7/4: Marquette 20, Negaunee 2
4179 articles
Tuesday July 7, 2020

ESCANABA---The Escanaba Eskymos softball team continued their defense of last year's state championship by winning twice on Saturday to take the Division Two district title at Lemmerand Park.

Escanaba blanked Kingsford, 6-0, then beat Petoskey, 7-1, in the championship game. That after Petoskey eliminated Sault Ste. Marie, 10-2, in the other semifinal.

Gabi Salo threw a one-hitter against Kingsford, striking out 15 batters in seven innings of work. She walked one batter, and she drove in a run at the plate.

Lexi Chaillier had a single and a double, scored twice, and drove in a run, while Dakota Cloutier was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Maddy Block also had an RBI single and scored a run.

Escanaba jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and led, 5-0, after two innings.

In the championship game against the Northmen, Salo threw another one-hitter, striking out eleven batters and walking one.

The Eskymos again jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and after the Northmen scored in the top of the fourth, Escanaba put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Cloutier had two more hits and another walk, while Salo helped her own cause with a double and a run batted in. Chailler walked, got a hit, and scored twice.

McKenna Bullen added an RBI hit and Carsyn Segorski walked three times.

Escanaba improvef to 29-3 on the season, and the Eskymos advance to the regional tournament next Saturday in Petoskey. The Eskymos will face Remus Chippewa Hills in the second semifinal at noon. West Branch Ogemaw Heights a Muskegon-area team in the first semifinal. That district in Muskegon was rained out in Saturday.

Click the thumbnails in the ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS box above to see photos, videos from the championship game taken by Johnny Schlenvogt.

Choose team:
No schedule entries

EXCELLENT ESKYMO: Salo Picked As State's Best
Thursday May 28, 2020
Radio Results Network To Re-Air Eskymo Title Win
Tuesday April 28, 2020
CELEBRATION TIME! Community Greets Eskymos
Tuesday June 25, 2019
Fourteen UP Softball Players Earn All-State Honors
Tuesday June 18, 2019
CHAMPIONS AGAIN! Escanaba Softball Wins Title
Saturday June 15, 2019
Friday June 14, 2019
HEART-STOPPING! Kamin Bomb Rallies Eskymos
Thursday June 13, 2019
RETURN TO MSU: Salo, Eskymos Outlast Freeland
Tuesday June 11, 2019
WALK-OFF WINNER: Eskymos Take Regional, 1-0
Saturday June 8, 2019
Salo Perfect Again; Eskymos Take District Opener
Tuesday May 28, 2019
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Escanaba Softball Shut Down By #1 Clarkston, 5-0
Saturday May 18, 2019
DOING THE SPLITS: Eskymos, Braves Swap Wins
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Escanaba Bounces Back; Braves Fall To Cardinals
Saturday May 11, 2019
Millington Shuts Down Esky In Softball Showdown
Friday May 10, 2019
Salo, Kamin Pace Eskymos In Two More Victories
Saturday May 4, 2019
CHALLENGE MET: Esky Takes Three In Wisconsin
Saturday April 27, 2019
Eskymos Handcuff Rockets In Doubleheader Sweep
Wednesday April 24, 2019