Youth Baseball Roundup - June 15Superior 12U loses at Cloquet, plays Eau Claire and Altoona on Saturday
The Superior 12U traveling baseball team lost to Cloquet 6-5 Wednesday at Braun Park in Cloquet.
Using Modified Baseball Rules, Superior opened the scoring in the second inning with Michael LaJoie doubling down the left-field line, advancing to third on a passed ball and scoring on Isaac Rios’ infield single. Rios went on to steal second and scored on Bryce Connelly’s bunt single. Connelly eventually scored on a passed ball.
Cloquet scored one in the fourth and the score remained 2-1 until the sixth inning when Cloquet scored five runs (one earned) with the help of three Superior errors and a base on balls.
With Superior trailing 6-3, Caden Welch led off the bottom of the inning with a perfect drag bunt, stole second and scored on Spencer Udeen’s single up the middle. Udeen advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Max Plunkett’s ground ball. With runners on second and third, Superior couldn’t plate the tying run, losing 6-5.
Brandon Wing suffered the loss in relief of Dominic D’Auria and Gunner Johnson.
Up next for Superior is the Altoona tournament Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Superior opens up with Eau Claire at 12:15 p.m. and Altoona at 3:45 p.m..