The Superior High School softball team went 2-2 during recent action, including 1-2 in the Chippewa Falls Tournament on Saturday.
The Spartans began their stretch of four games in three days with a 1-0 win over Rice Lake Thursday evening at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
After losing to Kaukauna 1-0 in nine innings and Watertown 11-9 in Chippewa Falls, Superior wrapped up the weekend with a 3-1 win over Rice Lake in the seventh-place game.
The Spartans will play a make-up doubleheader at 4 p.m. Monday at Eau Claire North then attempt to complete an undefeated season in the Lake Superior Conference when it hosts Duluth Denfeld at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Superior wraps up the regular season with a game at Menomonie Thursday and hosting Blaine (Minn.) Saturday.
SHS 1, Rice Lake 1
The Spartans scored the only run it needed in the first inning when Erin Thompson was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Mady Stariha’s single.
The Spartans threatened to score again in the second inning when Niya Wilson tripled, but the next two batters struck out. They threatened again in in the fifth when they left the bases loaded.
Stariha picked up the complete-game win, allowing four hits with eight strikeouts.
Thompson had two of Superior’s five hits. Alee Milinkovich-Gray also singled.
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Superior 100 000 x -- 1 5 2
Kaukauna 1, SHS 0
The Spartans kept the game close despite committing five errors.
Their luck ran out on them in the ninth inning when a two-out single plated the winning run.
Superior had a couple of chances to score earlier in the game, including when it had a runner thrown out the plate in the fourth inning.
Another scoring opportunity came in the fifth inning when Maddy Graham led off with a double, moved to third on Madison Sislo’s single, but the next three batters were retired.
The Spartans had eight hits, including three by Graham and two by Autumn Siers. McKenzie Lehto also doubled and Chesie McLaughlin and Sislo singled.
Stariha suffered the complete-game loss, allowing 11 hits with nine strikeouts.
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Kaukauna 000 000 001 -- 1 11
Watertown 11, SHS 9
Superior made things interesting by scoring five runs on two outs in the of the seventh inning.
The rally included a two-run home by Thompson, Graham’s two-run single and an RBI single by Kayleigh Miller.
Miller also had a RBI single in the Superior’s three-run second inning, and Graham doubled and scored on Milinkovich-Gray’s double in the fifth inning.
Milinkovich-Gray finished with two RBIs; Siers had a hit and RBI; and Stariha, Olivia Hunker and McLaughlin singled.
McLaughlin took the loss, allowing 11 hits with one strikeouts and three walks. Five Superior errors helped lead to four unearned runs for Watertown.
Superior 030 100 5 -- 9 11 4
Watertown 332 030 x -- 11 12 3
Superior 3, Rice Lake 1
The Spartans took a 1-0 led in the second inning when Hunter led off with a walk and eventually scored on Sislo’s two-out single.
Rice Lake tied the game in the bottom of the second, but Thompson provided the winning runs with a 2-run homer in the top of the third.
Lehto, Hunker and Milinkovich-Gray also singled for Superior.
Stariha picked up the win, allowing five hits with four strikeouts.
Superior 012 000
Rice Lake 010 000
Saturday at Casper Park - Chip. Falls
Chippewa Falls 6, Watertown 1
Kaukauna 1, Superior 0, 9 innings
Stevens Point 7, Bay Port 1
Westosha Central 15, Rice Lake 0
Chippewa Falls 6, Kaukauna 4
Stevens Point 4, Westosha Central 2
Watertown 11, Superior 9
Bay Port def. Rice Lake
Chippewa Falls 2, Stevens Point 1
Third Place Game
Westosha Central 10, Kaukauna 0
Consolation championship Game
Watertown vs. Bay Port
Superior 3, Rice Lake 1