The Northwestern Tigers softball team got a bit of revenge on Ashland Thursday evening in Brule with a 4-2 victory over the Oredockers.
Ashland defeated Northwestern 6-2 earlier in the season, but this time around the Tigers pounded out nine hits to win their third straight game.
Tiana Arseneau had the big bat for the Tigers with a solo home run over the fence.
Anna Morgan and Betsy Hendrick belted RBI doubles, Sara Miller had two hits and an RBI, Liz Urbaniak had two hits and Shelby Schultz and Amber Eller had a hit apiece.
Urbaniak was also the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks.
“We really played inspired ball, especially on defense,” NHS coach Scott Janigo said. “We jumped and dove for some balls, and we scored runs early, which really got the bench and the fans into the game.”
The Tigers also pulled out an exciting 9-8 10-inning victory over Ladysmith Tuesday as Taylor Prior scored the winning run on Morgan’s two-out single.
Schultz, Arseneau and Urbaniak shared pitching duties for Northwestern, allowing 12 hits with 10 strikeouts and five walks.
The Tigers had 10 hits, including two doubles by Hendrick; a double and single by Morgan; two singles each by Kristen Kelly, Hendrick and Urbaniak; a double by Arseneau; and a single by Prior.
Morgan and Kelly also knocked in two runs each and Arseneau, Eller and Urbaniak had one RBI each.
The Tigers host Superior Monday at the Brule softball field. They also play at Chetek Tuesday and host Spooner Thursday. All three games begin at 4:30 p.m.