Wrenshall junior Randy Wimmer had two triples and four RBIs on Tuesday, April 30, but fielding errors cost the Wrens in a 17-7 loss to Silver Bay at Cloquet's Braun Park.
Silver Bay jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings, but the Wrens managed to take a 7-6 lead after a four-run fourth inning.
Silver Bay responded with nine runs over the final two innings to pull away. In the sixth inning, the Mariners scored six runs during a stretch where Wrenshall committed two errors that led to scores.
Coach Paul DeVall was happy with the way the Wrens hit, but said the fielding errors made things more difficult for starting pitcher Andrew Silverio.
"We really hit the ball well," DeVall said. "Overall, we're a pretty young team, and for them to come out and hit the ball like that over Silver Bay was really impressive, but we had too many errors, both mental and physical out there in the field. Andrew did a great job out there on the mound, but it's hard when you have to get four or five outs in an inning."
The Wrens have just three seniors on the roster and a number of freshman in starting roles. DeVall wasn't satisfied with the mistakes in the field, but his team is improving.
"We're young and starting some freshmen out there, but we are competing," DeVall said. "They've got some great attitudes and big heart, but we've got to clean up some mistakes."
Wrenshall (1-3) is next scheduled to play at the Deer River tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.
Silver Bay 15, Wrenshall 7
At Cloquet. WP: Ero Wallin 4IP, 4R, 4H, 5K. LP: Andrew Silverio. SB: Lucas Stadler 3x4 (2B), 2RBIs, 3R; Ryan Bilben 2x3, 5RBIs; Manor Ollman 3x5, 2RBIs, 3R. W: Silverio 2x3 (2B), RBI, 3R; Randy Wimmer 2x3 (2 3B), 4RBIs.