MSHS opens Spring Swing with win over Escanaba

MARQUETTE – Morgan Seibert, Whitney LaFave and Lydia Seibert made sure Friday the Marquette Senior High School girls’ softball team got off to a good start in both the season and the 10th Annual MSHS Spring Swing at the Superior Dome.

Morgan Seibert took the mound win in a 3-2 victory over Escanaba. She went 3 2/3 innings, didn’t give up a hit and walked just one while striking out four.

Whitney LaFave went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run, while Lydia Seibert – Morgan’s cousin – added two safeties and an RBI.

Morgan Seibert, who chipped in a triple for the Redettes, also picked up a save in relief of Senja Liimatta after the Eskymos had reduced a 3-0 deficit to just a run in the bottom of the fifth and final inning. Escanaba stranded a runner at second and third.

“I was real happy (with how we played),” MSHS manager Paul Seibert said. “We played flawlessly until the last inning when we had a couple of hiccups.

“Escanaba’s a tough team and we outhit them 10-1. We started off on a good note.”

In other contests Friday, Ishpeming and Superior Central played to a 3-3 tie; Escanaba’s JV dumped Houghton, 7-1; Gladstone routed Manistique, 19-0; Marquette’s JV blanked Kingsford, 5-0; Norway turned back Munising, 13-3; Kingsford edged Stephenson, 6-5; and Ironwood beat Superior Central, 10-7.

Spring Swing competition will resume at 8:30 a.m. today and continue through a 6 p.m. matchup between Stephenson and the Marquette JV squad.