Yellowjackets report: UWS baseball and softball take two in UMAC action against Northland
The Yellowjackets’ baseball team rallies to win Game 1 before cruising in Game 2.
SUPERIOR — Wisconsin-Superior rallied to defeat Northland 9-8 in extra innings before taking the rematch 9-3 in a UMAC baseball doubleheader Tuesday, April 26, before 225 on a 37-degree day at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
Payton Steiner scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Yellowjackets in the opener. Ben Rhodes and Bryce Flanagan had three hits apiece for UWS, which trailed 6-0 after the first inning and 8-1 after five before erupting for five runs in the bottom of the sixth and runs in the eighth and ninth innings to force extras. Jack Rheineck (2-2) got the final five outs for the pitching win.
Steiner had three hits, three runs and two RBIs in the rematch to lead the Yellowjackets (11-15 overall, 7-4 UMAC). Flanagan added a two-run home run while earning the pitching win, allowing nine hits and just two earned runs while striking out 10 in nine innings.
Zach Ross had two hits, a run and RBI to lead the Lumberjacks (4-18, 2-10).
UWS continues UMAC action this weekend with a three-game series against North Central starting at 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
Yellowjackets go on the offensive to sweep Northland
Wisconsin-Superior pounded out 36 hits en route to an 11-8 and 16-3 UMAC softball sweep of Northland College before 99 at LumberJill Field in Ashland.
UWS trailed 6-4 after two innings of the opener before coming back behind the likes of Tiffany Kirk (three hits, run, RBI) and Hermantown High School product Bryton Kukowski (two hits, two runs, two RBIs).
The second game was completed in five innings as Ellie Macal had four hits and two RBIs and Kukowski, Kaela Kraemer and Jessica Jacobson had three hits and three RBIs apiece to lead the Yellowjackets (28-8 overall, 15-3 UMAC). Northwestern High School’s Allison Luoma allowed seven hits in three innings to get the win.
Saylor Donnelly and Elizabeth Peters had two hits apiece to lead Northland (7-25, 6-12).
The same teams rematch at 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, as part of the UMAC Crossover Tournament at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minn.