Marquette Baseball Gets Comeback Win against Gladstone 11-6


Marquette, MIMay 20, 2021The Marquette Redmen Baseball Team got a convincing win against a talented Gladstone Braves team 11-6. Luke Ghiardi and Tyler Young had the call on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and 99.9.




1st Inning

Both teams started off well on defense. Apart from a walk, the Braves couldn’t get anything going in the top of the inning, as three quick fly outs retired the side. On offense, Marquette got the first base hit of the game, but couldn’t capitalize on it. The game remained scoreless after the first.


Gladstone’s Aedan Creton at bat against Marquette pitcher Justin Wenk.

2nd Inning

Gladstone’s hitters woke up in the second. RBI hits from Aedan Creton and Nick Martin gave the Braves a 2-0 lead. Gladstone was threatening to get more runners across, but Redmen pitcher Justin Wenk forced a fly out to leave two runners stranded. On the other end, Gladstone made some great plays on defense to stop Marquette from answering. The Braves led 2-0 after two innings.






Third Inning

Gladstone stayed on a roll in the third. Three base hits to start the inning put pressure on the Redmen. The Braves went through their entire batting order and scored three more runs in the process. It was a tough situation for Marquette, and right when they needed a spark, they got one in a solo home run by lead off hitter Peter Vandenavonde. This started a solid offensively inning for the Redmen, as two more runs would score to get them back in the game. Gladstone still led 5-3.



Fourth Inning

Only one hit was allowed by the Marquette defense in the fourth. The Redmen kept their momentum going and gave themselves a chance to take control of the game. Despite two batters flying out early, Marquette went on an impressive two-out hitting streak. An RBI by Brady Wright and an error by the Braves let Marquette tie the game. Although a runner was left stranded by the inning-ending ground out, the Redmen achieved their goal of making it competitive. The game was tied 5-5.


Fifth Inning

Marquette got on a tear in the second half of the game.

In the top of the fifth, Gladstone was able to retake the lead with a lead-off solo home run by Aedan Creton. However, this is all that the Braves were able to accomplish this inning. The Redmen stayed within striking distance to take the lead, which is exactly what they did. Marquette went an a tear in the bottom of the fifth. Things got going when Peter Vandenavonde hit his second home run of the day. This three-run shot gave the Redmen their first lead of the game. They would keep extending their lead with a 3RBI hit by Wright, and Demboski stealing home on an error. Marquette came all the way back to lead 11-6, scoring an incredible six runs in the fifth.


Sixth Inning

It was evident just how much the momentum of this game shifted since the first few innings. Gladstone went three up and three down to give Marquette an opportunity to build on their already comfortable lead, yet Gladstone pitcher Mason LaChance stuck out the side. Gladstone still had a tough road ahead of them, but LaChance kept them in the game. Marquette maintained their 11-6 lead.


Gladstone’s Cam Kelly in the box against Marquette pitcher Justin Wenk

Seventh Inning

It was Gladstone’s last chance to rally. Brady Wright closed out the game on the mound for the Redmen. The first two batters were out quickly, but the Braves wouldn’t go down without a fight. Gladstone loaded the bases with two outs, and it look like they could make some noise. Finally, a fly out ended the game with three runners stranded. Marquette got the hard-fought comeback win 11-6.





Final: 11-6


NEXT GAME: Friday, May 21th. The Redmen host the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils. Catch the Elder Agency Pregame Show with Luke Ghiardi and Tyler Young at 3:45pm on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and 99.9.