Solon Springs pulls off sweep over WashburnEagle baseball teams wins 11-1; softball team pulls off 14-6 victory
Tyler Long had a big game Thursday afternoon for the Solon Springs Eagles baseball team.
Not only was Long the complete-game winning pitcher in an 11-1 six-inning win over Washburn/South Shore, but he carried a big bat with two home runs and four RBIs.
Long allowed four hits and struck out 13 batters in six innings.
The run he allowed was unearned in the top of the first inning.
Washburn’s Austin Rivard, the first batter of the game, reached on an error and scored on Cody Carlson’s RBI single.
Long was sharp the rest of the game, only allowing singles to Tyler Vernon and Hunter Gaitar, who was also the losing pitcher.
Long hit a solo home run in the third inning and a three-run shot in the sixth.
Also for the Eagles, Kevin Zamzow had four doubles and three RBIs; Caleb Utyro doubled twice and knocked in two runs; Josh Taylor had two hits and scored a run; Dustin Leitha doubled and scored twice; and Cole Klinzing singled and scored twice.
Solon Springs (4-2 overall, 3-2 Indianhead Conference) is at Northwood at 5 p.m. today and then plays four games next week.
The Eagles are at Butternut on Monday, host Ironwood in a doubleheader Tuesday, then play at Bayfield on Thursday.
The Solon Springs softball team also won its first game of the season with a 14-6 victory over Washburn/South Shore Thursday at the Solon Springs High School.
Tylor Kruse and Vanessa Zeman led the Eagles with four hits apiece.
Brittany Armstrong and Shayla Bornholdt added three hits each and Alica Jensen, Mariah Skylonz and Kim Johnson chipped in with a hit apiece.
Solon Springs (1-4 overall, 1-3 Indianhead Conference) is at Butternut Monday, hosts Bayfield Tuesday and plays at Northwood (Minong) Friday.
The loss drops Washburn/South Shore to 0-4 overall and in the IC.