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OULU -- The Northwestern Tigers baseball team won its opening WIAA playoff game 7-6 over the Rice Lake Warriors Friday evening at the Ball Park in Oulu. The Tigers' winning run came when Donnie Hissa was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kyle Standen, who scored the winning run, walked with one out and moved to third base after singles by Zach Vantil and Mike Lindsey. With the victory the Tigers played at Hayward Tuesday. Hayward had a first-round bye as the region's No.
The Superior High School baseball team suffered its second straight doubleheader sweep with a pair of losses to the Ashland Oredockers Tuesday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. The Spartans started the weekend with a 1-0 win over Hibbing on Friday night but then dropped a pair of games to Menomonie on Saturday. The Oredockers defeated the Spartans 8-2 and 15-3. Superior had its chances early in the opener but left two runners on base in the first inning and then three more in the second. Ashland slowly built a 7-0 lead with one run in the third inning and three in each the fourth and fifth
Spencer Koskie knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning when he was hit in the head by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs. "I was just looking to get on base any way I could," Koskie said. With Superior and Hibbing locked in a scoreless tie, the Spartans loaded the bases in their half of the sixth inning on Brent Engstrom's infield single, an error and a walk.
"NASCAR has come to Superior," was the theme at Wednesday's media day, which officially kicked off the racing season at the Superior Speedway. New Speedway promoters Butch and Linda Erickson announced they have joined the NASCAR Home Tracks campaign for the 2009 local racing season. "Joining this series we feel is a win-win situation, not only for our drivers and fans, but for our community as well," Butch Erickson said. "Racing is much more of a family sport today, and everyone has something to contribute.
The Superior High School baseball team notched a pair of come-from-behind victories Monday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. Trailing 5-0 to Duluth Marshall after two innings, the Spartans rallied for a 13-6 win in the opening game. Superior and Proctor then resumed the game that was rained out last week with the Rails leading 1-0 in the fourth inning. After Proctor added a run for a 2-0 lead, the Spartans rallied for a 3-2 victory thanks to Kellen McCoshen's two-run single and a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the seventh. "I was looking fastball," McCoshen said.
DULUTH -- The Superior High School baseball team was its own worst enemy in a 6-2 loss to the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Monday evening at Wade Stadium. After the Spartans took a 1-0 lead on Jake O'Neill's RBI single in the third inning, the bottom fell out on Superior in the fourth as the Hunters scored six runs thanks to Travis Magdzas' two-run single, four Spartan errors and three base on balls. Superior scored its second run when it loaded the bases in the seventh inning and scored on a Denfeld error. The Hunters changed pitchers and Mitch Svihel went on to retire three of the four batters
The magic finally ran out on the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket softball team Sunday afternoon at Liebaert Field. After waiting until the final day of the regular season to qualify as the No. 8 seed in the WIAC tournament, UWS proceeded to knock off No. 1 seeded UW-Whitewater and UW-River Falls twice to gain a berth in the championship game against the UW-La Crosse Eagles. The No.
The dream playoff run continues for the University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team. With a 9-3 win over UW-River Falls Saturday afternoon at Liebaert Field, the Yellowjackets advance to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game against the UW-La Crosse Eagles at noon Sunday. After notching a pair of upset victories on Friday, it looked like Saturday was going to be a nightmare for the Yellowjackets, the tournament's No.
One day after becoming the final team to qualify for the 2009 WIAC softball tournament, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets are now two games from winning the whole thing. The Yellowjackets (14-18) qualified for the tournament as the No. 8 seed after defeating UW-Platteville on Thursday. That left them with a date with No. 1 seed UW-Whitewater (28-4) in the opening round of the tournament Friday morning. The seedings didn't matter as UWS thumped the Warhawks 12-5 in five innings.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team advanced to this weekend's conference tournament with a 5-3 win over UW-Platteville Thursday afternoon at the Superior Women's Field. The Yellowjackets clinched the final spot in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, which just happens to be scheduled to be played today through Sunday in Superior. With the No. 8 seed in hand, UWS will play No. 1 seed, and regular-season champion, UW-Whitewater at noon today. The tournament begins at 8 a.m.