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Spartans stumble in season opener

The Superior High School baseball team struggled in its season opener losing to Duluth Denfeld 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field.

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Superior High School's Dylan Ramage (1) slides towards the Duluth Denfeld dugout while making a first inning catch during the Spartans' game with the Hunters in Superior on Tuesday afternoon.(Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Superior High School baseball team struggled in its season opener losing to Duluth Denfeld 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field.

Hunter pitcher Mitch Svihel kept the Spartans' bats in check, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts and two walks.

Superior's only hit was a one-out first-inning single by Taylor Olson.

Only three other Spartans reached base as Rob Dembroski and Dylan Ramage drew two-out walks in the fourth inning and Nate Hals walked to lead off the fifth.

Dembroski suffered the loss for Superior, allowing 10 runs on six hits, four strikeouts and three walks in four innings. Al Meehan finished up allowing one hit and a walk.

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Denfeld scored two runs in the first and third innings then six runs in the fourth.

Jordan Buetow singled and knocked in three runs for Denfeld. Tony Klaas added two hits and two RBIs, Tom Warren was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Aaron Hinnenkap singled twice, Travis Magdzas singled in a run and Josh Benson and Svihel singled. Blaine Midthun also scored three runs.

The Spartans are back in action at 4 p.m. Thursday when they host the Rice Lake Warriors in a doubleheader.

SPARTAN SPIN: Superior's starting line-up consisted of eight juniors and freshman shortstop Grant Rindal. ... The Spartans were playing without starting shortstop Kellen McCoshen, who was attending state FBLA competitions. ... The Superior High School JV defeated Duluth Denfeld 16-6 on Tuesday. Jordan McDonald started on the mound and pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing six hits and five runs (one earned) while striking out five and not walking a batter. Spencer Severson pitched the final 2 1/3 innings allowing one run on one hit while striking out two and walking two. The Spartans pounded out 18 hits with Paul Edwards getting three hits and Devin Robinson, Brady Uotinen, Andy Glonek and McDonald two apiece. Nik Mattson, Chase Matson and Severson added doubles for the Spartans.

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