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Tigers get back on track

Northwestern High School’s Jake Brill fields a ball in the third inning of the Tigers’ game against the Barron Golden Bears Thursday in Iron River. More game photos may be found at www.superiortelegram.com. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) 1 / 8
Northwestern’s Tanner Klobucher (22) just beats a throw to third base in the second inning of the Tigers game against Barron in Iron River on Thursday. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)2 / 8
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Mike Granlund

For The Telegram

IRON RIVER — The Northwestern Tiger baseball team recovered from a disappointing doubleheader loss Tuesday to Hayward as they got another no-hit effort from their pitching staff in a 15-0 win over Barron Thursday.

This time it was Anthony Lupa and Ryan Huray combining in a five inning no-hitter.

Drew Stribley led the Tiger hitting attack with three singles; Carter Spangenberg tripled; and Tanner Klobucher and Jake Brill doubled.

On Saturday Gabe Beeksma picked up both wins in a double-header sweep of Chetek-Weyerhauser.

In game one, Sam Martinson pitched three shutout innings and the Tigers led 3-0.

The Bulldogs nicked Northwestern relievers for five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth for an 8-3 lead.

Beeksma came in to pitch and held the Bulldogs at bay, allowing one more run.

Meanwhile, Northwestern put up seven runs to win 10-9.

Martinson hit a home run and a double for the Tigers.

Klobucher was cruising along with a 7-1 lead in the second game when he was forced off the mound in the third inning.

Beeksma again came in and kept the Bulldogs at bay, with Drew Stribley finishing up the last couple innings on the hill.

The Tigers got the lead at 10-7 and then put up seven more runs in the top of the seventh for a 17-7 win.

Klobucher and Reagan Ruffi had three hits each and Spangenberg doubled and singled.

Northwestern, 7-4 in the Heart O’ North Conference and 9-5 overall, played a make-up game with Rice Lake Monday and will host Bloomer at 5 p.m. today.

 

Barron.................. 000..... 00    —    0     0     4

Northwestern........ 424..... 5x    —   15   15     1

Softball

Northwestern recorded three shutouts recently in HON action.

The Tigers defeated Barron 12-0 on Thursday, and Chetek-Weyerhauser 16-0 and 16-0 on Saturday.

One highlight from Saturday’s wins was Laryssa Vik’s fourth home run of the year.

The Tigers, 17-4 overall, 11-0 in the HON, face a big week as they travel to Bloomer (11-0 HON) today, host Ladysmith Thursday and Bloomer Friday, then play a non-conference doubleheader Saturday at Hurley Saturday.

The WIAA playoffs begin next week.

 

Heart O’ North Conference

Baseball Standings

Cumberland........................................ 9-3

Hayward.............................................. 9-3

Northwestern....................................... 7-4

Bloomer.............................................. 6-5

Spooner.............................................. 6-5

Ladysmith........................................... 5-5

Chetek-Weyer................................... 2-10

Barron............................................... 1-10

Softball Standings

Northwestern..................................... 11-0

Bloomer............................................ 10-0

Spooner.............................................. 7-4

Cumberland........................................ 5-5

Barron................................................. 4-7

Ladysmith........................................... 3-8

Hayward.............................................. 2-0

Chetek-Weyer.               1-10

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