Hawks homer way past SpartansThe Hermantown Hawks used the long ball to defeat the Superior High School softball team 12-2 Thursday night at Fichtner Field in Hermantown.
The Hermantown Hawks used the long ball to defeat the Superior High School softball team 12-2 Thursday night at Fichtner Field in Hermantown.
Brooke Dahlin belted a pair of three-run home runs and Katie Thun hit a two-run shot, singled twice and had three RBIs.
Thun was also the winning pitcher, tossing a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Both runs for Superior were unearned.
Alison Wainionpaa suffered the loss for the Spartans, allowing nine hits with 10 strikeouts, five walks and two hit batters.
For Superior, Tailor Schuster had a single and RBI; Jessica Lindstrom and Gabby Gidley singled and scored runs in the sixth inning; and Taylor Johnson and Kari Miller singled.
Also for the Hawks, Mackenzie Herzig and Jordyn Thomas had an RBI apiece and Ashley Irwin was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.
The Spartans (14-4) are the No. 4 seed for the WIAA playoffs and will host No. 5 Eau Claire North at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Superior Middle School. The winner will play at No. 1 Chippewa Falls on Thursday.
SPARTAN SPIN: Superior won the junior varsity game 10-6.
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