The Superior High School baseball team improved to 5-2 with a doubleheader sweep of the Ashland Oredockers Friday night at Morrie Arnovich Field.
The Spartans won the opener 4-3 then game two 8-3.
Colton Yepma picked up his second win of the season in game two and Taavi pitched three scoreless innings for the save.
Trailing 2-1, Superior tied the game up in the third inning when Jordan Hughes scored on Spencer Severson’s sacrifice fly. The Spartans took a 3-2 lead a couple of batters later on a wild pitch.
The Spartans took an 8-3 lead in the fifth inning when a run scored on an errant pick-off attempt and two runs scored on a wild pitch and a throwing error.
Superior had five hits. Nik Mattson doubled and singled, Grant Rindal singled twice and Peyton Flanders reached on a bunt single. Andy Glonek, Rindal, Nik Mattson and Austin Arnovich all had a stolen base.
Mason Mountain doubled for Ashland.
Nik Mattson was the complete-game winner in the opener, allowing three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. All three Ashland runs were unearned thanks to four Spartan errors.
Superior had five hits, led by Nik Mattson, who was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Yepma added a single and RBI and Jake Libal singled and scored a run.
Zach Huybrecht, Alex Erickson and Brandon Mackey had Ashland’s hits.
Superior is back in action with a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Monday at Duluth East.
The Spartans also announced they will play Duluth Denfeld at 6:30 p.m. on May 21. This game replaces Superior’s game with Northwestern.
SPARTAN SPIN: The Spartan JV improved to 6-2 by defeating Ashland twice Friday, 14-3 and 16-2, Logan Griffith picked up the complete-game win in the opener, allowing five hits with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings. All three runs allowed were unearned. The Spartans had 13 hits with Sean O'Neill leading the way with three doubles. Griffith, Nick Hesselgrave and Matt Strum each had two hits while Beau Reder added a double and Morgen Moen added a run-scoring single. In game two, the Spartans got a complete-game effort from Nate Kunkel, who allowed two hits with six strikeouts in five innings. The Spartans had 15 hits, Will Mullens led the way with three hits, including a triple and double. Kunkel and Hesselgrave added two hits apiece and Austin Slaviero, Evan Hughes, Brandon Moe, Tate Schlichting, Alex Kaske and Brett Austin had a hit apiece.