HANCOCK, Mich. — The Menominee Legion baseball team kicked off its season the right way by winning two games against Hancock on Saturday.

Keagan Monroe took the mound for Post 146 in Game 1 and held Hancock to just one hit while getting the win for the Red Wave. He fanned 14 batters and added three walks.

Menominee scored a run in the first inning when Jesus Becerra singled and later scored on a passed ball and added another in the third after Becerra reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on Matthew Delfosse’s single.

Leading 2-0 entering the fifth inning, Menominee tacked on two more runs when Alex Hanson singled and Becerra walked. After both advanced to second and third on a passed ball, two sacrifice flies from Jason Janquart and Delfosse brought Hanson and Becerra in. Hancock scored its two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run home run, but after the Red Wave scored two runs in the top of the seventh to hike their lead to 6-2, Monroe came back on the mound and ended the game with three strikeouts.

The nightcap was a high scoring affair with the Red Wave getting a 14-11 win after putting up 13 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Menominee was trailing 6-0 entering its half of the fifth. Buddy Beyer and Cole Caylor led off the inning with a pair of walks and were driven in by Hunter Goldschmidt’s RBI-single. Post 146 took advantage of four walks and three errors in its monster inning and had everyone that stepped up to the plate score. Delfosse had a two-RBI double and Goldschmidt drove in three runs in his two at-bats in the fifth.

Janquart got the start on the bump in Game 2 and went three innings allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Keaton Uecke entered for the Red Wave in the fourth inning and gave up eight runs on eight hits with three K’s and three walks.

Post 146 scored its final run in the seventh inning when Monroe walked and later scored on an error and Uecke shut Hancock down in the last inning to get the win and start the season out 2-0.

“We scored all of those runs in the fifth inning with a lot of our bench players on the field and I thought all of the young guys we had out there did a very nice job for us,” Menominee coach John Lauzer said.

Menominee hosts Marquette on Tuesday.

Game 1

WP — Keagan Monroe 7IP, 1H, 2R, 3W, 14K

Leading hitters (Menominee): Alex Hanson 2-3. BB, 2R; Jesus Becerra 2-4, 4R, 3SB; Jason Janquart 1-2, 3RBI.

Menominee 101 020 2 — 6

Hancock 000 002 0 — 2

Game 2

WP — Keaton Uecke 4IP, 8H, 8R, 3W, 3K

Leading hitters (Menominee): Hunter Goldschmidt 2-3, 3RBI, 2R; Buddy Beyer 1-3, BB

Hancock 012 215 0 — 11

Menominee 000 0(13)1 0 — 14