Senior Drake Debeir pitched a gem to lead Northwood/Solon Springs to a 2-0 victory over Clear Lake Tuesday, May 4, in Minong.
Debeir allowed only two hits over six innings, with eight strikeouts and four walks to earn the shutout. He also had a double at the plate.
Freshman Kaden Corlett was 2-for-3 with a double, run and RBI and junior Gage Blaylock also had a double.
“Drake pitched great for us again tonight,” coach Nate Ahlberg said. “The two hits he gave up were to two of the first three batters of the game, but senior Braydon Larson made a strong throw from left field to get the runner at the plate and keep the game scoreless.”
Debeir got in a groove, retiring the side in order from the third through fifth innings, striking out the side in the fifth.
“We hit the ball hard a number of times tonight, but each of our three doubles came with empty bases,” Ahlberg said. “When we had base runners, we either struck out or had weak contact. We were fortunate to push across a couple of runs on an error and infield single to get the win.”
Northwood/Solon Springs (3-1 overall, 3-0 Lakeland East) is at Flambeau Thursday, May 6, and home against Drummond Friday, May 7, in Minong.
Northwood/Solon Springs 5, Spooner 3
Kayla Schultz had two hits and two runs and Annika Patrick and Bailey Monson each had two hits, a run and RBI as Northwood/Solon Springs built an early lead and then held on for the win Monday, May 3, in Minong.
Zoey Vaara scattered nine hits and only allowed two earned runs to get the pitching win, with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Mckenna Erickson had three hits and Cathryn Walker had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Rails (0-4, 0-3).
“It was a really hard fought game,” coach Dala Rajala said. “The girls showed some mental toughness in big-time situations, especially on defense. We'll keep working to get better.”
Northwood/Solon Springs 15, Clear Lake 0, 3 innings
Emme Golembiewski had a hit, two walks, three runs and three RBIs as Northwood/Solon Springs took advantage of control issues to score 15 runs on just three hits to win in three innings Tuesday, May 4, over visiting Clear Lake.
Teammate Maddelyn Swanson added a hit, walk, run and four RBIs and Schultz, Monson, Kyra Latvala and Izzy Golembiewski chipped in two runs apiece.
Vaara allowed one hit with four strikeouts in three innings to get the pitching win while offensively adding two walks and two RBIs for Northwood/Solon Springs (5-0 overall, 2-0 Lakeland East).
Clear Lake (0-2, 0-2) yielded 10 walks.