After a win in Lima, the Ice Haulers were looking for their fourth straight win, as they would take on the Grand Lake Mariners.
On the mound, Brandon Bergert (Freshman, Seton Hill) showed solid work through four innings. Bergert tallied up three strikeouts and allowed only one run with 2 hits. “I felt like I did well. Threw a lot of strikes. I had a lot of command with that off-speed. This is good win, feels good to be on a good win-streak,” Bergert said.
With Bergert’s solid work on the mound, the game remained close at 2-1. However, in the seventh inning the Ice Hauler’s bats would come alive. During the seventh inning, Zach Campbell (Junior, University of Tiffin) would hit a leadoff single. Then, the Mariners gave up an error to Jordan Andrade. Jackson Green would then walk. Then, Scotty Mackiewicz (Freshman, University of Toledo) would score home after a battle rundown between the third baseman, and catcher. Afterwards, Drew Holderbach (Sophomore, Marietta College) would hit a two-run blast to left field, making it 7-1 Ice Haulers. He went 3-5 with four RBIs and two runs. “It feels good, we started rough. We are turning it around as a team. We have a great team, and it is going to be an exciting Summer,” Holderbach said.
Jackson Green (Freshman, East Tennessee State University) has also extended his hitting streak to nine games. This means he has not had a game, where he has not gained a hit. “It feels great to keep the streak going. To see the team coming together is awesome. I am glad to be a part of it. Hopefully, I can keep this streak going, and we keep our winning streak going,” Green said.
The bullpen for the Ice Haulers would keep the consistency, after a solid start for Bergert. They did not allow a single hit or run. Mitchell Spencer had two solid innings, as well Luke Lushutka (Freshman, St. Bonaventure University). Then, Cal Johnston (Junior, Lansing Community College) would close out the game.
After starting 0-5 this season, the Ice Haulers are now 4-5 after winning their fourth straight game, with a score of 9-1. They will continue their road trip on Sunday, June 13, as they will take on the Michigan Monarchs tomorrow.