Mariners Win 14-inning Marathon Against Steam

Grand Lake’s Tyler Paulson (13) slides into third base safely in the second inning of Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League game versus the Steam.
Staff Writer


This one had it all. 


Runs, hits, home runs, a higher-than-usual number of errors and 14 innings of scintillating baseball. 


But in the end, the Grand Lake Mariners returned to their storybook script and pulled out an unlikely 15-14 win over the Cincinnati Steam in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League action at Wally Post Field.  


This one appeared to be headed to the loss column for the Mariners (14-8), as the Steam (14-7) scored the go-ahead run with two outs in the 14th to take a 14-13 lead. 


Tyler Schmidt led off the Mariners’ half of the inning with a slow roller for a single and Tyler Paulsen lashed a hit to center.


A perfect throw nailed Schmidt going for third, and Paulsen ended up on second with one out.


Derek Parola doubled down the left field line, scoring Paulsen and tying the game at 14-all. Then Michael Brown singled to left, Parola rounded third, scoring the game-winning run as the celebration began.


Read the full story in Thursday's print edition of The Evening Leader.