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Todd Rose | Daily Press Gladstone’s Nick Martin rounds third lloking for a chance to score a run as coach Joe Darmogray looks on against the North Central Jets Monday afternoon in Hermansville. Also pictured are North Centrals Adrian Mercier (35, fullback) and Andrew Webber (5, forward).

HERMANSVILLE — Gladstone fought back from a four-point deficit to defeat the North Central Jets 9-6 in a rainy Monday afternoon baseball game in Hermansville.

“It reminded me of the Iron Mountain game for me,” Braves coach Joe Darmogray said. “I told those kids I was pretty upset the first two innings, but they fought back.”

Unlike the 9-8 loss to Iron Mountain, the Braves were able to overcome the four-run lead held by North Central after two innings.

A solo home run from Hunter Solis and an RBI ground ball from Braden Sundquisty to bring Nick Martin home halved the Jets’ 4-2 lead in the third.

Gladstone followed the two-run inning in the fourth – where they opened the game – with six more runs to make it 8-4.

John Soderman scored the first run for the Braves in the fourth after he and North Central catcher Alex Naser got tangled, while Soderman was caught in a count between third and home.

Officials ruled the interference, which brought Soderman to the plate.

Solis continued his solid batting presence in the game with an RBI single to score Casey Alworden, while Tyler Darmogray brought Bagwell on a stretch single to a double for the go-ahead.

Martin hit out to Solis on the next at-bat, while two walks — Cam Kelly was hit by a pitch and Soderman scored his second plate appearance in the inning — brought two more runs for the Braves for the make 8-4.

Although the victory was a happy moment for Gladstone, recent injuries have left several holes – with Brennan Detiege and Noah Peterson both out of commission and Cam Kelly nursing an arm injury that limits him on offense – at the pitching position. for the weeks to come.

“We’re sure we’ve lost three pitchers,” said Coach Darmogray. “Brennan will try, his left is still good, he will try to throw. He can throw, but he can’t catch. Noah, I don’t think he’ll be here for a while and Big Cam with his arm too. It’s going to be thin for a while.

Coach Darmogray has already spoken to several JV players to help fill empty spots for the Braves in upcoming games.

“We will try to manage and see what we can do” he said. “I’m going to play with a few of these JV kids and see what happens and see if I can get anything out of it.”

Gavin Frossard hit the rubber for the first two innings for Gladstone, giving up four earned runs with one strikeout and two walks. Austin Bagwell took over and threw the next two and allowed two hits with two strikeouts.

Braden Sundquist closed the match for Gladstone. He walked four, struck out one and allowed a hit and a total of two runs, only one of which was earned.

Four runs from North Center came in the second inning with two outs already recorded.

Evan Hancheck had an RBI to start things off with Andrew Webber scoring.

Luke Gorzinski then hit a two-run RBI double, then stole the third and headed home on the missed play in the third to make it 4-0.

“I really think – we’ve never beaten Gladstone – but I think we fought tonight,” said North Central coach Jason Mercier. “We had some big mistakes in there, we had a big interference call that would have been an out. On that play, right there, I would have gladly traded an out for a run at that time.

Despite the weak moments of the match, coach Mercier still retained some positive points to move forward.

“We hit the ball well today, we pitched in brutal conditions, just like them,” he said. “We just made too many mistakes.”

Jesse Sampson started the game for the Jets three and a third. He allowed eight runs – four earned – a total of five hits, walked one and struck out two.

Adrian Mercier came in and pitched the last two innings and two-thirds. He allowed one hit, one run and fanned four at home plate.

Gladstone visits Negaunee on Wednesday while North Central takes on Superior Central on Thursday.

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