UPDATED: Sislo’s 3-run double keys victory at HibbingSuperior gets home playoff game, host River Falls
Dane Sislo’s three-run double in the first inning led the Superior High School baseball team to a 5-2 win over the Hibbing Blue Jackets in the opening round of the Bugliosi Wood Bat Tournament Friday night in Hibbing.
Superior’s two games in the tournament on Saturday were rained out.
The Spartans wrap up the regular season with three games this week. After playing Duluth Denfeld at 6:30 p.m. today at Wade Stadium, they host Cloquet and Duluth East at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Colton Yepma picked up the complete-game victory over Hibbing, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
The Spartans also scored a run in the second inning and another in the third on Andy Glonek’s RBI single.
Hibbing scored both of its run in the sixth inning.
The Spartans also got doubles from Spencer Severson and Yepma and singles from Nik Mattson and Jake Libal.
For Hibbing, Tyler Carlson and Dillon Hooper had RBI singles and Derek Abrahamson, Andy Kolden and Berkley Coombe had a hit each.
Home playoff game
The Superior High School baseball team will open the WIAA playoffs with a home game against the River Falls Wildcats at 5 p.m. on May 28 at Morrie Arnovich Field.
The Spartans are 7-4 on the year, while River Falls is currently 4-10. The winner will play at No. 1 Stevens Point (18-4) on May 30.
Tigers 6, Spartans 4
New Richmond defeated Superior 6-4 Thursday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field.
Highlights for the Spartans included Taavi Mattson’s two-run single in the first inning and Glonek’s two-run double in the sixth.
Nik Mattson started and suffered the loss for Superior. Younger brother Taavi Mattson pitched three scoreless innings of relief.
Also for Superior, Grant Rindal doubled and singled, Glonek and Taavi Mattson had two hits each and Nik Mattson doubled.
New Richmond scored four runs in the second inning and two in the fifth.
Drew Durham led the Tigers offensively, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Josh Kizer added two hits and an RBI and Jeremy Levens and Hayden Nelson had RBI singles.
Zac Parfitt started pitching for New Richmond, but after allowing two first-inning runs, was replaced by Nelson, who allowed five hits with two strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
SPARTAN SPIN: The Spartan JV lost to New Richmond 8-5. Logan Griffith pitched a complete game, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. The Spartans had six hits, two by Griffith, doubles by Sean O’Neill and Brandon Moe and singles by Austin Slaverio and Alex Kaske.