FIELD TWP – Ely miscues gave the Grizzlies a leg up here Tuesday evening in what turned out to be the North Woods season opener. The Timberwolves weren’t able to recover, handing North Woods the …
FIELD TWP – Ely miscues gave the Grizzlies a leg up here Tuesday evening in what turned out to be the North Woods season opener. The Timberwolves weren’t able to recover, handing North Woods the 5-3 victory.
“This game was a good gauge of where we are as a team,” said Ely Head Coach Frank Ivancich. “We have some starters who need to make up for lost playing time. It is a sort of on-the-job training for us for the next few weeks.”
The Timberwolves were first on the scoreboard, putting up their only runs of the evening on the strength of a Tyler Housey RBI double.
The Grizzlies answered in the bottom of the frame, with two runs of their own after a two-out error by Ely.
North Woods added additional runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Housey took the loss, despite a respectable performance, allowing eight hits while striking out six. He also issued two walks, and led Ely offensively with two hits.
North Woods stats were unavailable as of press time.
The Timberwolves fell to 2-1 on the season, while the Grizzlies are now 1-0.
Ely will host South Ridge on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The Grizzlies were set to take on Northeast Range in Duluth on Wednesday before playing South Ridge on Friday afternoon. They will host Mt. Iron-Buhl on Monday at 4:30 p.m.