UCT slips by Rotary, 2-1

IRON MOUNTAIN -In a Little League pitching battle, UCT edged Rotary 2-1 in Iron Mountain major action Monday.

Tyler Beauchamp struck out 15 Rotary batters before reaching his pitch limit in the sixth inning, allowing five hits along the way. CJ Bolo recorded the final two outs.

Charlie Gerhard went the distance for Rotary, striking out seven and giving up three hits.

Bolo (double), Caleb Johnson and Brandon Proudfit had hits for UCT. Zach Spera hit a double and a single, while Marcus Johnson and Nick Opolka each had two singles for Rotary.

… In Kingsford major, Lions topped Aurora 9-2. Daunte Fortner racked up 15 strikeouts in getting the win. Reece Fortner hit two singles and a double. Daunte Fortner added two triples and a single, and Jack Perpich contributed two more singles.

…In junior league baseball, Spinal Solutions knocked off North Dickinson 16-5. Connor Ortmann got the win on the mound, allowing five hits over five innings. Caleb Tinkey worked the final two innings, fanning five. Nick Murvich had three hits, including a double. Joe Murvich added two doubles and a single, and Tinkey hit two singles and a double.