Tiger softball wins, baseball splits at Hayward
The Northwestern High School softball team opened play in the Poynette Jamboree with a 12-3, five-inning win over La Crosse Logan Friday, May 3.
The Tigers had 15 hits, including three singles and two RBIs from Mac Correll. Kennedy Nelson hit a two-run triple; Karsyn Jones doubled, singled and knocked in two runs; Tayva Plasch doubled twice and had one RBI; Tory Anderson singled twice, and Brook Ogren hit an RBI double.
Allison Luoma was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out 10.
The Tigers improved to 11-1, while La Crosse Logan falls to 6-8.
On Saturday, May 4, the Tigers play Mishicot at 11 a.m., and Southern Door at 3 p.m.
Northwestern then plays at Chetek on Tuesday, May 7, and hosts Spooner Thursday, Sept. 9. Both games are at 5 p.m.
The Tigers split a doubleheader Friday at Hayward, winning the opener 4-1 and losing game two 3-2.
With the Tigers leading 2-1 after six innings of the second game, Hayward tied the game and then took the lead for good when Austin Wessel, who doubled, was eventually forced home on a bases-loaded bean ball.
All the Tigers could muster in the bottom of the seventh was Dylan Ronchi's two out walk.
Dak Doyal was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and five walks.
Bryson Mazur took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three over the final two innings. Jake Brill pitched the first five innings, allowing one one on five hits while striking out one and walking four.
Justin Sedin picked up the win for the Tigers in the opener, allowing eight hits with six strikeouts and one walk
The Tigers scored all the runs they needed in the top of the first inning. Brill and Nolan Gustafson reached on errors and scored and eventually scored on a ground out and a David Wakefield single.
Northwestern's remaining runs came in on Brill's two-run single in the fourth.
Wessel singled and scored on Jonah Sande's ground out in the fourth.
Brill finished with two hits and two RBIs, while Wakefield had two hits and one RBI.
The Tigers play at Webster Monday, May 6, and host Chetek-Weyerheauser Tuesday, May 7. Both games begin at 5 p.m.