Reds down Lakeview for third straight winSuperior also defeated Moose Lake and Esko
The Superior Reds American Legion baseball team won its third straight game with a 7-2 victory over Duluth Lakeview Tuesday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field.
Ryan Myhre picked up the complete-game victory, allowing six hits with 11 strikeouts and four walks. The future St. Cloud State Husky also helped himself offensively with a RBI triple and a single.
The Reds also got a double, single and three RBIs from Zach Magdzas; a double and RBI single from Nik Mattson; a RBI single from Taylor Olson and singles from Trent Olson, Jordan Hughes and Colton Yepma.
Doug Lewis took the loss for Lakeview, which got a triple and two doubles from Craig Best, two singles from Darrin Zwak and a RBI double from Justin Smith.
Lakeview took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Noah Trapper walked and scored on Smith’s double.
Superior took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second when Mattson doubled and scored on a single by Magdzas, who then scored on an error off the bat of Taylor Olson.
Lakeview tied it up in the third when Best doubled and scored on Wes Anderson’s single.
The Reds took the lead for good in the bottom of the third when Hughes singled and scored on Myhre’s triple.
Superior put the game away in the fifth inning on Magdzas’ two-run double and RBI singles by Mattson and Taylor Olson.
The Reds host Hermantown at 8 p.m. Friday and play at Moose Lake at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The pairings for the AAA Regional Tournament were also announced and the Reds will play La Crosse in the tournament opener at 1 p.m. on July 26 at Casper Park in Chippewa Falls. Other teams competing in the regional are Hudson, Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire.
The Reds rallied from a 6-3 deficit to defeat Moose Lake 9-6 Thursday night then easily defeated Esko 18-3 in five innings on Sunday. Both games were played at Morrie Arnovich Field.
Dylan Ramage picked up Thursday’s win for the Reds, pitching 4 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing no hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
Ramage took over for Yepma and Taylor Olson with two outs in the third inning. After getting the final out of the inning, Ramage retired the side in order in the fourth inning and faced just 13 batters the rest of the game.
Taylor Olson led the Reds on offense with an RBI double and two RBI singles. Spencer Koskie added three singles; Hughes hit an RBI triple and singled; Clayton Yeazle had two hits; Trent Olson doubled; Tyler Long tripled and Myhre knocked in a run with a sac fly.
Cody Gerard had two singles and Brad Fossom doubled for Moose Lake.
Trailing 6-4 the Reds tied the game up when Nik Mattson walked and scored on Taylor Olson’s single in the fourth and Myhre reached on an error and scored on a passed ball in the fifth.
Superior’s winning and go-ahead runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Yeazle singled and scored on Taylor Olson’s double; Olson scored on Myhre’s sac fly; and Ramage, who walked, scored on Hughes’ triple.
After having Saturday’s doubleheader at Hibbing postponed, the Reds cruised past Esko on Sunday.
Yeazle was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and five walks.
Both of Esko’s runs were scored by batters who walked in the second inning.
The Reds had 14 hits, led by Hughes, who was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Yeazle, who was 3-for-3, including a triple.
Also for Superior, Magdzas had two hits and three RBIs; Taylor Olson had two singles; Long and Myhre had RBI singles; Mattson had a two-run single; and Yepma had an RBI double.