MARBLE — The Marble Mallards tipped the Hibbing Miners 6-5 in action June 12, at Marble.

Hibbing scored a run in the top of the first inning to take a brief lead but Marble scored five runs in the second inning and another in the third inning to lead 6-1.

The Miners scored twice in the fourth inning to pull to within 6-3, and then added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings but it wasn’t enough as the Mallards held on for the win.

Tanner Shepard pitched the first three innings for Marble and was relieved by Zeph Resnick who pitched the next three innings to pick up the win. Christian Neumeyer pitched the final three innings to get the save.

Chanler Dilday pitched the distance for Hibbing and allowed zero earned runs on six hits while walking eight and striking out 14.

Hunter Shepard had two hits with a home run and three RBIs for Marble.

Dylan Mattson had two hits and two RBIs for the Miners while Joe Kanipes had two doubles, scored two runs and drove in one. Joe Lescarbeau had two hits and a RBI.

VFW Baseball

COHASSET — The Hibbing Post 1221 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) baseball team defeated Taconite 7-6 on Sunday in action in the Grand Rapids VFW Tournament.

Peyton Forer pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits while walking three and striking out five.

Keeghan Fink pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief allowed no runs on one hit while walking one and fanning one.

Jude Sundquist, Isaac Colbaugh, Fink and Dane Mammenga all had two hits. Forer had two hits with a double and a RBI while Logan Maxwell had a single and the game-winning RBI on a sacrifice fly.

The Hibbing VFW team will next be in action on Thursday in Hibbing with a doubleheader against Grand Rapids with game times set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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