Northwestern girls split at Duluth EastThe Northwestern High School softball team split a doubleheader with the Duluth East Greyhounds Monday evening at Duluth’s Ordean East Middle School.
The Northwestern High School softball team split a doubleheader with the Duluth East Greyhounds Monday evening at Duluth’s Ordean East Middle School.
The Tigers won the opener 4-1, but then suffered their first loss of the season in game tw0, 10-9.
Tiana Arseneau tossed a no-hitter in picking up the win in the opener for the Tigers. She allowed an unearned run with two strikeouts and one walk.
Madeline Spangenberg led Northwestern offensively with a hit, two runs and a stolen base.
Marjaana Daily scored East’s run.
In game two, Dailey had three hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in five runs to lead the Greyhounds. Lindsay Kolquist added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Vanessa Kohl was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
For the Tigers, Spangenberg was 3-for-5 with an RBI, three stolen bases and four runs scored.
The Tigers have three more doubleheaders this week. They host Barron today (Tuesday), Chetek Thursday and play at Hayward on Saturday.
Tigers off to 3-0 start
Northwestern played three games last week, going a perfect 3-0.
The Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Ladysmith Lumberjacks 12-4 and 4-0 on Monday then defeated Cumberland 7-1 Tuesday. Thursday’s game with Hayward was snowed out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Hayward on May 11.
Arseneau was the winning pitcher in all three games with relief help from Aliex Friend.
Arseneau allowed three hits with seven strikeouts in the opener against Ladysmith. In game two she struck out four batters in four inning and against Cumberland combined with Friend in allowing four hits with seven strikeouts.
Friend pitched one inning in each game against Ladysmith, striking out five batters.
In the first game against Ladysmith, Spangenberg was 3-for-4 with three runs scored; Samantha Clark was 3-for-4; Friend was 2-for-4; Lexi Janigo tripled and singled; and Hailey Eller was 2-for-2.
Spangenberg and Arseneau had two hits apiece in game two.
Against Cumberland, Clark, a freshman, had two hits, including a solo home run, and two RBIs; Spangenberg singled, walked twice, scored three runs and stole three bases; Janigo was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases; Friend singled twice and stole two bases; and Eller tripled.
TIGER TALES: Spangenberg has six stolen bases in three games. … Despite just beginning the season, NSH coach Scott Janigo will take part in the WIAA playoff seeding meeting this weekend.