Tiger girls win in walk-off fashion
For The Telegram
BRULE — The Northwestern High School softball team scored a thrilling 6-5 come-from- behind win over the Spooner Rails Thursday evening at the Brule softball field.
Trailing 5-0 after three innings, Tiger coach Scott Janigo brought in relief pitcher Cassidy Friend, who proceeded to keep the Rails scoreless the rest of the game.
At bat, the Tigers didn’t score until the bottom of the fourth inning when Laryssa Vik hit a home run, Brooklyn Oswskey got on base via an error and scored on Rose Tokar’s double.
The Tigers got within 5-3 on Oswskey’s home run in the bottom of the fifth and tied it up when freshman Kennedy Nelson got on base and scored on a home run by sophomore Tory Anderson.
After two scoreless innings, Spooner failed to score on Friend after putting runners on second and third base.
Macey Schultz ended the game with a lead-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The win was the seventh straight for Northwestern and gives them records of 6-0 in the Heart O’ North Conference and 10-3 overall.
The Tigers will play in the Poynette Jamboree this weekend beginning with a 6 p.m. game today against Bonduel.
Northwestern’s games on Saturday are vs. River Valley (9-4) at 9 a.m. and vs. Marshall (7-2) at 1 p.m. Marshall is ranked No. 6 in Division 3.
The Tigers return to HON action Tuesday when they host Hayward.
The Tigers defeated Spooner 5-1 Thursday on the road.
The Tigers continue to get solid defense and quality pitching as Anthony Lupa pitched a complete-game six-hitter with five strikeouts. Spooner’s run was unearned.
At the plate, Carter Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Sam Martinson singled and drew two walks.
Northwestern, 4-2 HON and 6-3 overall, plays a doubleheader Tuesday at Hayward and hosts Barron Thursday.