SHS baseball team wins, ties at AshlandThe Superior High School baseball team won the opening game of a doubleheader 5-0 over the Ashland Oredockers Friday at Northland College in Ashland. The second game was called due to darkness with the score tied 5-5.
The Superior High School baseball team won the opening game of a doubleheader 5-0 over the Ashland Oredockers Friday at Northland College in Ashland. The second game was called due to darkness with the score tied 5-5.
Grand Rindal was the winning pitcher, tossing a 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk in six innings. Jordan McDonald pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing one hit and one walk.
Offensively for Superior, Jordan Hughes was 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Spencer Severson was 2-for-4 with one RBI; Paul Edwards was 2-for-3 and Dane Sislo was 1-for-3.
“In addition to Grant’s excellent pitching performance, we played some great defense in the first game, including Hughes, who had made two great diving catches in right,” SHS coach Don Dembroski said.
Game two was called due to darkness after the sixth inning, with the score tied 5-5.
Superior scored two runs in the top of the sixth to tie it on a bases-loaded walk to Colton Yepma, scoring Hughes, and a suicide squeeze by Paul Edwards, scoring Sislo, who had also waked.
Superior scored three in the first inning. Nik Mattson’s two-run triple scored Rindal, who was hit by a pitch, and Spencer Severson, who walked. Mattson later scored on Hughes’ sac fly.
Ashland tied the game in the second on two hits, a hit batter, two walks and two errors. Ashland added two more runs in the fourth on three hits and an another error.
Severson started for Superior, allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits, two walks and a hit batter in four innings. McDonald finished up, striking out one in two innings.
According to NFHS and WIAA rules, a game called due to darkness is treated as a suspended game, but the game can be treated as complete if agreed upon by both coaches, since it went beyond five innings and both teams had an equal number of at bats.
“Because we’re getting late into the season, and because this will not impact the outcome at the top of the conference, it’s unlikely we will finish this game, thus it will be treated as a tie,” Dembroski said.
The Spartans, 6-8-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the Lake Superior Conference, host Grand Rapids for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday. They will then play in the Hibbing Wood Bat Tournament this weekend. The Spartans will play the host Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. Friday, then Thief River Falls and Proctor at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, respectively.
Ashland (11-7-1, 1-3-1) defeated Hurley 6-5 and Chequamegon 10-1 on Saturday.
SPARTAN SPIN: The SHS JV lost 13-3 and 8-5. In the opener, Morgen Moen and Phil McCotter pitched for the Spartans, who had five hits, one each from Grant Hanson, Logan Griffith, Sean O’Neill, Payton Flanders and Pete Guski. In the second game, Griffith started and pitched two innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on two hits and six walks. Guski pitched four innings of relief, allowing four unearned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four. The Spartans were led at the plate by Nick Hesselgrave’s three hits, including a double, and Hanson’s two hits. Jake Libal, Brandon Moe and Nate Kunkel also singled for the Spartans.