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Blues split with West Duluth

Superior Blues batter Spencer Udeen hits the ball in the first inning of the Wednesday afternoon’s game at Morrie Arnovich Field in Superior. (Jed Carlson /

Superior Telegram

The Superior Blues and West Duluth split a Junior American Legion doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Morrie Arnovich Field.

West Duluth won an error-filled first game 18-9, and the Blues bounced back in a big way to win game two 10-0 in five innings.

David Fender was the complete-game winning pitcher, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

The Blues had 12 hits, led by Conner Fonger, who was 2-for-4 with six RBIs.

Also for Superior, Ben Rhodes was 3-for-3; Spencer Udeen tripled and singled; Isaac Rios had two hits; and Michael LaJoie, Jakob Holmlund and Fender had a hit apiece.

Holmlund and Derek Fender added RBIs.

There were 15 errors in the opening game, including eight by Superior.

Superior had nine hits, led by Holmlund, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Tradel Nickelson added a hit and two RBIs; and Fonger, Udeen, LaJoie and Judd Erickson had a hit each.

Isaac Rios took the loss for the Blues. He allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out two. Also pitching for Superior were Derek and David Fender, Brandon Wing and Fonger.

The Blues (10-10), played at Proctor Thursday, host Duluth Marshall at noon today and host Chippewa Falls at 1 p.m. Saturday. All three dates are doubleheaders.

The Blues will also play one game at Ashland at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Game 1

West Duluth................ 102    119   5      —.. 18   8   7

Blues........................ 200    012   3      —.. 8    9   8


Game 2

West Duluth................ 000    00    —     0    3    3

Blues            126       01         —         10         12         1