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District baseball roundup: Geck, Algonac stymy St. Clair; Marysville buries Marine City WITH PHOTO GALLERY

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Marysville 10, Marine City 1

The opening round of the postseason is not an ideal time to turn in your worst performance of the season.

But, after a 10-1 loss to Marysville in a District 63 semifinal, that’s exactly what Mariner head coach Daryn Letson said happened with his team.

“We didn’t play good baseball all the way around,” Letson said. “It is what it is. It’s disappointing, but for whatever reason we just didn’t play well.”

Marine City committed six errors in the loss, leading to six unearned Marysville runs.

Marysville, the defending district champs, took advantage of Marine City’s poor showing.

Five Vikings recorded multiple-hit games, led by DJ Ledsworth’s 2 for 4 day with four RBIs. Brian Butler drove in a pair of runs and went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Trevor Shoudy went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

“It was good, exciting baseball for us,” Marysville head coach Caleb Dalman said. “The ball bounced our way a couple times, and that made the difference.

Marysville starter Cade Perrin went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on eight hits. He struck out seven and walked two to pick up the victory.

Derek Kierzkowski suffered the loss for Marine City, surrendering three earned runs on two hits over 1 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Aren Sopfe went 2 for 2 and drove in the only run for the Mariners in the loss.

Algonac 4, St. Clair 1

Algonac pitcher Jagger Geck did the improbable. He kept St. Clair’s potent lineup at bay.

Behind Geck’s six scoreless innings of three hit baseball, the Muskrats upended the Saints 4-1 in a District 63 semifinal Saturday.

Geck struck out 11 and walked one in a dominant performance.

“He’s been our go-to guy all year long, but he’s really caught fire these last few games,” Algonac head coach Scott Thaler said. “It was good for him to come out and get that performance.”

Geck helped his own cause at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a run scored. Grant Stephenson drove in a pair of runs, and went 1 for three on the day.

Alglonac held a one run lead most of the afternoon, after drawing first blood in the bottom of the first inning. A pair of insurance runs in the fifth and another run in the sixth all but closed the door.

St. Clair had a runner in scoring position in the sixth and came away empty handed, and had the bases loaded in the seventh, but settled for just one run on a Gehrig Anglin single with two outs.

“We took a lot of called third strikes, and when you do that, you’re obviously not being aggressive,” St. Clair head coach Denny White said. “We need to be aggressive.

Ryan Zimmer suffered the loss for the Saints, giving up four runs — two earned — over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Ian Janssen had three of the Saints’ six hits; Zimmer went 2 for 2 with a run scored.

Last Updated: 6/4/2017 10:02:33 AM EST