IRON COUNTY—CoVantage Credit Union’s bats spoke loudly in the fifth and sixth innings during an 18-8 win over Miners State Bank in Little League action June 5.
Connor Bortolini’s solo home run in the third inning gave CoVantage an early boost. In the fifth, Lee and Evan Hedtke started out with doubles, followed by a walk and Tyler Peltoma’s single, for four more runs.
In the sixth, singles by both Hedtkes, Peltoma, Jacob Frisanco and Bortolini got things going. After that, Riley Hendrickson and Jonah Logan both hit triples, and Josh Logan’s three-run homer wrapped up an 11-run inning.
Hendrickson was the winning pitcher.
CoVantage defeated MSB June 7 at Iron River, scoring four runs in the first inning, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Bortolini’s triple led off the first, followed by hits from Frisanco, Jonah Logan and Hal Hoenig. In the fourth, Josh Logan singled, advanced on Tyler Peltoma’s hit and stole hole. Hendrickson was hit by a pitch in the fifth, followed by James Olson’s single and Tommy Peltoma’s double.
• Meanwhile, Dina Mia won two more games last week. The Pizza Makers are 10-0 with two games left in the season, both against Miners State Bank.
On June 4, Dina Mia topped VFW 8-5. Miguel Padilla was the winning pitcher, with hitting support from Kevin Ballinger and Brandon Henschel, who were both 2-for-3.
Two days later, Dina Mia took a 13-1 win over VFW. Ballinger was the winning pitcher, with offensive support from Noah Thomson (3 for 4), Trey Bociek (2 for 4) and Ballinger himself (4-for-4). Each of the three drove in three runs.
• Barring weather prob-lems, the regular season ends this week, with the league tournament scheduled during the week of June 18.