Reds improve to 9-3, play in Spooner Tournament Saturday
The Superior Reds improved to 9-2 on the season with a two-game sweep of the Ashland Lakers Tuesday night in Ashland an 8-5 win Wednesday evening at Hermantown.
Superior will be back in action Saturday at the Spooner Wood-Bat Tournament. The Reds will play the host Rails at 10 a.m. Eau Claire will play Rhinelander in the second semifinal game, followed by the third-place and championship games.
Reds 8, Hermantown 5
The Reds scored one run in the fourth inning and the rest in the fifth inning to complete the win.
Dylan Ramage started on the mound for Superior and cruised through three innings before allowing two runs in the fourth inning and three unearned run in the fifth. Ryan Myhre got the final two outs of the fifth inning and went on to pick up the save. Both pitchers allowed two hits and walked a batter while Ramage struck out seven and hit two batters and Myhre struck out two.
Ramage singled and scored on Trent Olson’s sac fly in the fourth inning and five singles, and walk and a fielder’s choice led the seven-run fifth inning.
The Reds had 10 hits. Rob Dembroski was 3-for-4, Trent Olson was 2-for-3 and Zach Magdzas, Sam Schiff, Jordan McDonald, Ramage and Paul Edwards had singles.
Jarad Thomas, Cody Baker and Kevin Folman had two hits each for Hermantown and Mike Robertson hit a two-run single.
Reds 10, Lakers 0, 5 innings
Marty Manion pitched for the first time in nearly a year and picked up the win by tossing a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks.
Offensively for Superior, Taylor Olson hit a two-run home run in the third inning and a two-0-run double in Superior’s eight-run fourth inning.
Schiff added a double and single and Grant Rindal, Trent Olson and Paul Edwards had one hit each.
Alex Doherty, Mark Arbuckle, and Anthony Mrdjenovich singled for the Lakers.
Reds 13, Lakers 2, 5 innings
Rindal was the winning pitcher game two, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in four innings. Magdzas finished up by retiring the side in order in the fifth inning.
At the plate for Superior, Kellen McCoshen doubled, singled and knocked in two runs; McDonald hit two-run double; Edwards and Dembroski doubled; and Ramage singled.
Taylor Stibbe and Arbuckle singled for Ashland.