Wainionpaa tosses two hitter in Superior's 6-3 win over GrantsburgAlison Wainionpaa tossed a two-hitter as the Superior High School Spartans defeated the Grantsburg Pirates 6-3 Monday afternoon at Liebaert Field.
Alison Wainionpaa tossed a two-hitter as the Superior High School Spartans defeated the Grantsburg Pirates 6-3 Monday afternoon at Liebaert Field.
The senior also struck out 14 and walked six. Jenn Schweiger took the loss for Grantsburg, now 19-2 on the season. She pitched five innings, allowing seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
The Pirates scored two unearned runs in the first inning on three walks and two errors. Their third run came in the third inning when the lead-off batter was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a single and scored when a pick-off attempt went into left field.
Superior’s first run came in the bottom of the third when Kari Miller walked, moved to second on Rachal Fregin’s sac bunt and scored on Taylor Johnson’s RBI single.
The Spartans scored the rest of their runs in the fourth inning. Taylor Thompson, Kaitlyn Mergen and Tailor Schuster singled to set up Wainionpaa’s RBI single, Miller’s sac fly and Johnson’s two-run single. Schuster also scored on a wild pitch.
Superior had seven hits, including five in the fourth inning, but committed four errors. The Spartans also left four runners on base.
Overall, Johnson had two hits and three RBIs; Thompson doubled and singled; Wainionpaa singled in a run; and Mergen and Schuster singled and scored a run.
Grantsburg stranded eight runners on base.
“This was a great win for us, Grantsburg is ranked third in the state (Division 3) and has a big softball winning tradition, only losing a handful of games in the last five years,” SHS coach Amy Zembo said. “Getting the timely hits in the fourth inning and Alison's strong pitching were both keys in getting the win.”
The Spartans (12-9) host Ashland for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Grantsburg also won the JV game, 11-6.
Superior 6, Grantsburg 3
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