Tigers win big over Greyhounds, Rails
The Northwestern High School softball team kicked off a busy week with a pair of road wins.
The Tigers defeated East 19-6 in six innings on Monday, April 22, then downed Spooner 14-3 in five innings Tuesday, April 22.
The Tigers have three road games remaining this week, starting at Bloomer at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and then a doubleheader at Barron at 3 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Northwestern improves to 6-0 with its last five wins coming via the 10-run rule.
The Tigers put the game with East out of reach early with four runs in the first inning and two more in the second.
Northwestern eventually led 19-1, thanks to a 10-run six inning. East scored four times in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn't enough to keep the game going.
Kennedy Nelson pitched the first five innings for the Tigers, allowing one run while allowing five hits and striking out two.
The Tigers had 19 hits. Tory Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs; Karysn Jones, 3-for-5 with a double and RBI; Mac Correll, 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs; Brooke Ogren, Jayda Klobucher, Tayva Plasch and Alyssa Little all had two hits and one RBI; Courtney Westlund had a hit and RBI; Nelson doubled; and Jessica Shaver singled.
Cassie Bergman suffered the loss for East, which got a double and single from Emma Carlson, a two-run double from Macey DeRosier and two hits and two RBIs from Elora Weiland.
The Tigers then improved to 3-0 in the Heart O’ North Conference with Tuesday’s win at Spooner.
The Tigers once again got off to a quick start with a seven-run first inning that included three walks, a hit batter, an error and RBI singles by Correll and Oswskey.
Allison Luoma and Little pitched for the Tigers, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and three walks.
At the plate for the Tigers, Jayda Klobucher was 3-for-4 with an RBI; Correll had two hits and an RBI; Nelson doubled and had an RBI; Alyssa Little tripled and singled; and Anderson and Ogren had RBI singles.
Romportl took the complete-game loss for Spooner (3-1), allowing 11 hits with two strikeouts and six walks.
Spooner's three runs came on R. Saletri's two-run single and K Romportl's RBI groundout in the fifth inning.