The Superior Reds baseball team opened its season by sweeping the Ashland Lakers in a doubleheader Tuesday night at Morrie Arnovich Field. The Reds won the opener 3-1 and game two 10-0 in five innings.
Ryan Myhre was the winning pitcher in the opener, allowing eight hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks.
The Reds’ runs came on Spencer Severson’s RBI single and a balk on Ashland’s pitcher.
Superior also got hits from Jordan Hughes, Trent Olson, Clayton Yeazle and Colton Yepma.
Severson tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk in game two. He also had a good game at the plate with a double and single.
Also for the Reds, Nik Mattson doubled, singled and scored three times; Taavi Mattson doubled; Yepma singled; and Hughes scored three runs.
The Reds, who hosted Duluth Lakeview Thursday, will play in the Land of the Loon Tournament this weekend in Virginia. Superior plays Minneapolis Southwestern at 5 p.m. today and then at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.