Mykel Zaritz follows through on a pitch during First National Bank’s Senior League game June 5 at Runkle Lake Park.
CRYSTAL FALLS—First National Bank of Crystal Falls, Iron County’s Senior League team, scored three times in the 10th inning to earn an 11-8 win over Cooper Office Supply of Iron Mountain.
FNB rapped out a season-high 16 hits, led by Joel Van Lanen, who had two triples and a double. More hitting came from Hank Steiro (single, triple and double), Steve West (three hits), Mykel Zaritz (single and triple), Colton Neville (single and double), Jayce Brockhagen (double) and Dodge Isaacson and Joey Soucy (one hit each).
Van Lanen was the starting pitcher and went 6 1/3 innings before being relieved by Zaritz. Cooper got its eight runs off seven hits and six walks. Cole Rossato took the loss in relief.
• On June 5, First National Bank was never really able to solve pitcher Austin Beaulier in a 5-1 loss to Beaulier Building Center at Runkle Lake Park.
Beaulier held FNB to four hits and four walks in picking up the complete game win. FNB got its only run in the fourth inning when Neville got a leadoff walk, took second on a ground out and scored on Soucy’s single to right.
In the fifth, Isaacson and West led off with singles. Isaacson took third on a fielder’s choice but later was thrown out at the plate on a delayed double steal. Brockhagen got FNB’s other hit.
Beaulier scored three runs in the second inning on two walks and two hits off FNB starter Zaritz. Gabe Swanson’s third inning home run put Beaulier ahead 4-0, and Swanson’s ground out plated another run in the fifth.