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Tigers rally past Duluth East

The Northwestern High School softball team earned a come-from-behind 10-8 win over Duluth East Friday in a nonconference game in Duluth.

Duluth East jumped to an early lead and was up 8-4 after three innings. Cassidy Friend then came in to relieve Macey Schultz and shut door on the Greyhound hitters.

The Tigers chipped away and got to 8-7 heading into the seventh. Northwestern put up three runs, and Friend got the Greyhounds in order to preserve the win.

Brooklyn Oswskey was the hitting standout for Scott Janigo’s crew, going 4-of-5, including a triple off the top of the fence. Laryssa Vik scored two runs and added an RBI.

The win was the fifth in a row for Northwestern and puts the Tigers at 8-3. Their next scheduled game is today at Ladysmith, and they host Spooner Thursday at Brule.

Combined no-hitter

Northwestern southpaws Sam Martinson and Anthony Lupa combined to pitch a no-hit game Friday in Barron as the Tigers rolled to an 8-0 Heart O’ North victory. 

Martinson, a senior headed for St. Cloud State next year, went the first three innings. Junior Lupa pitched the final four innings.

Lupa also finished 3-of-4 at the plate. Carter Spangenberg and Drew Stribley both doubled for Northwestern.

The Tigers evened their HON record at 2-2, and they are 4-3 overall.

Northwestern hosts Ladysmith today at the Iron River field and travels to Spooner Thursday.

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