BLAIRSBURG - A three-hit, complete game on the mound from senior right-hander Marcus Mechaelsen propelled the Northeast Hamilton baseball team to its first win of the season here on Friday.
Mechaelsen fanned 12 and walked four in a 5-2 victory over Iowa Star Conference rival Tripoli.
The Trojans (1-2, 1-0 ISC) scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third and two in the fourth to build a commanding 5-0 lead. The Panthers (1-3, 0-1 ISC) answered with two in the sixth.
Gabe Rapp was 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs batted in for the Trojans, while Jacob Ratzke finished 2 for 2 with a double off Tripoli pitcher Ty Bergmann. Stephen Chamness, Logan Seiser, Jacob Brim and Austin Smith all singled.
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Ty Bergmann and Dane Asmus. Marcus Mechaelsen and Gabe Rapp. W-Mechaelsen. 2B-TRIP: Shane Buchholz, Tylor Seehase; NEH: Jacob Ratzke. RBI-TRIP: Buchholz, Seehase; NEH: Rapp (2).