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EAU CLAIRE -- The Superior Blues Junior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Eau Claire Sunday, winning 4-3 and losing 13-8 Sunday at Bollinger Park in Eau Claire. The Blues split another doubleheader Tuesday at Duluth Central, losing the opener 7-6 and winning the second game 6-2. Central scored five runs in the first inning of the opener and the Blues could never recover. Marty Manion started for the Blues with relief help from Jordan McDonald. Nick Sitek picked up the win in game two for the Blues. The Blues, now 14-5, play two games at Proctor at 5 p.m.
The Superior Blues Junior American Legion baseball team improved to 12-1 by winning six games in the past four days. After winning the championship of the Lew Eskelson Tournament over the weekend in Hermantown, the Blues swept a doubleheader from Cloquet Monday night at Ed Mettner Field in Cloquet. The Blues defeated Cloquet by scores of 8-4 and 16-5 in five innings. Jordan McDonald was the complete-game winner in the opener for Superior, scattering eight hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Offensively, the Blues had eight hits, including a two-run single by Paul Edwards and two singl
HERMANTOWN -- The Superior Blues Junior American Legion team won the Lew Eskelson tournament with an 8-6 win over Grand Rapids VFW Sunday afternoon at Fichtner Memorial Field. The Blues advanced to the title game with wins over West Duluth VFW, Grand Rapids and Hibbing. Rob Dembroski picked up the complete-game win for the Blues, allowing eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Superior Blues 16-year-old baseball team is off to a good start with a 4-1 record just two weeks into season. The Blues are unique this summer.
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