ELY – The Ely Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team improved their season record to 17-2 last weekend during the Eighth District playoffs here at Veteran’s Memorial Field. They defeated …
ELY – The Ely Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team improved their season record to 17-2 last weekend during the Eighth District playoffs here at Veteran’s Memorial Field. They defeated Eveleth 12-4 on Saturday and beat Taconite 7-3 on Sunday to advance to Final Four competition.
In the Ely win over Eveleth, Cam McRoberts was the winning pitcher, and Bryce Longwell pitched three innings of scoreless relief. Trevor Mattson had a big game with three hits, and five RBIs, including a three-run double to cap off a seven-run fourth inning. Ryan Quick and Zach Cheney each had two hits.
Against Taconite on Sunday, Dalton Schreffler scattered nine hits and struck out five for his sixth win of the season. Ely scored five runs in the third inning to take a 5-1 lead. Schreffler added two hits, including a run-scoring single in the third. Mattson had two RBIs. Tyler Housey scored twice
“We had big innings in both games over the weekend which gave us some breathing room and took a little of the pressure off,” said coach Tom Coombe. “We’re hitting better as the season goes on and we got some clutch hits in both games, especially against Eveleth.”
Ely was set to host Cook County on Thursday night. Playoff action moves to Aurora on Saturday and the title game back in Ely starts at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Unlike a typical season, there is no state tournament this year due to the coronavirus, so the district playoffs mark the end of the shortened season.