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SHS baseball team wins opener

The Superior High School baseball team opened its season with a 7-3 win Friday evening at Grand Rapids.

Gunner Johnson picked up the win for the Spartans in relief of Justin Reinkall.

Johnson allowed one run and two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in four innings, while Reinkall gave up two runs and three hits while striking out four in the first three innings.

Jack Bowman took the loss for the Thunderhawks, allowing four runs and five hits with three strikeouts over the final three innings. Ethan Rajala allowed three runs in the first three innings.

The Spartans finished with eight hits, led by Reinkall with two hits and two RBIs. Johnson also had two hits; C.J. Fortune doubled in a run; Conner Fonger and Devin Samarzia each had a hit and RBI; Derek Fender plated a run with a sac fly; and Spencer Udeen singled.

Bowman and Luke Kinnunen doubled for the Thunderhawks, who took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on Bowman’s RBI double and Rajala’s RBI single.

Superior scored single runs in the next five innings and then two runs in the seventh.

Johnson doubled and scored on a double by Fortune in the second inning; Reinkall and Fonger hit RBI singles in the third and fourth innings, respectively; Reinkall singled and scored on Fender’s sac fly in the fifth; and Reinkall hit another RBI single in the sixth.

With SHS up 5-3, Udeen singled to lead off the seventh inning and scored on a single by Samarzia, who eventually scored on an error off the bat of Fonger.

The Spartans’ game Monday with Northwestern was postponed. Superior plays at Hayward at 4 p.m. Thursday.

SPARTAN SPIN: The Spartan JV lost at Grand Rapids 10-4. Isaac Rios, David Fender and Austin LeJeune pitched for Superior. The Spartans were led at the plate by Wyatt Reed, who doubled, singled twice and had three RBIs. Joseph Barker added two hits and an RBI and Will Schorr and Blake Arnovich singled.


Superior.................. 011    111    2   —    7    8   3

Grand Rapids.......... 200    100    0   —    3    5   5

Superior.................................. 011      111         2          —   7                      8                      3

Grand Rapids........................ 200      100         0          —   3                      5                      5