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TIGER ROUNDUP: Softball team goes 1-2 in Poynette Jamboree

The Northwestern High School softball team went 1-2 at the Poynette Jamboree over the weekend.

The Tigers opened with a 12-3, five-inning win over La Crosse Logan on Friday, May 3, but then lost to Mishicot 9-8 and Southern Door 4-2 on Saturday, May 4.

The Tigers had 15 hits in their win over Logan, 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 Brooke Ogren hit an RBI double.

Allison Luoma was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out 10.

Against Mishicot, the Tigers led 3-0 until Michicot's seven-run fifth inning. Northwestern tied the game up with four runs of the seventh then took an 8-7 lead with a run in the top of the ninth.

But Mishicot won the game with two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Northwestern outhit Mishicot 12-11, led by Nelson, 3-for-5 with a home run; Jayda Klobucher, 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs; Ogren, 3-for-3 with two RBIs; Correll, two singles; and Jones, double.

In the loss to Southern Door,  both Tiger runs came in on doubles by Nelson.

Plasch walked and scored on Nelson's first double in the third inning, and Luoma singled with one out in the fifth and came in on Nelson second double.

Jones also singled for the Tigers (11-3), who play at Chetek on Tuesday, May 7, and hosts Spooner on Thursday, May 9. Both games are at 5 p.m.

Boys golf

Northwestern finished in fourth place out of 23 teams at the Scott Miller Invitational on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, in Hayward.

TheTigers finished with a team score of 655. Eau Claire Memorial finished first at 619.

Northwestern’s Kordell Swanson finished in a tie for eighth place with Luck’s Ethan Alexander. Swanson finished with scores of 77 and 78 for a two-day total of 155.

Rice Lake’s Simon Cuskey topped the 120-player field with a two-day score of 147 (72-75).

Other Tiger scores were: 16. Brett Botten, 83-78—161; 41. Trevor Priem, 87-83—170; 37. Spencer Anttila, 82-87—169; 67. Trent Meyer, 89-94—83.

Up next for the Tigers is the Rice Lake Invitational at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 9.

Scott Miller Invitational

1. Eau Claire Memorial 619; 2. Rice Lake 634; 3. Lakeland 637; 4. Northwestern 655; 5. Hayward 660; 6. Superior 663; 7. Virginia 667; 8. New Richmond 666; 9. Osceola 682; 10. Duluth Marshall 690; 11. Chippewa Falls 692; 12. St. Croix Central 697; 13. Menomonie 705; 14. Amery 710; 15. Luck 713; 16. Baldwin-Woodville 719; 17. Ashland 722; 18. Spooner 737; 19. Eau Claire North 756; 20. Bloomer 803; 21. Cumberland 837; 22. Barron 845; 23. Ladysmith 910; 24. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 919.

Top 10 Finishers

1. Simon Cuskey, RL, 147; 2, Jacob Hall, Osc., 148; 3, Zach Bernhardt, ECM, and Billy Peterson, ECM, 149; 5, Braeden Resnick, RL, 153; 6, Max Savaloja, ECM, and Taylor Burger, SHS, 154; 8, Ethan Alexander, Luck, and Kordell Swanson, NW, 155; 10. Grant Imsande, Men., 156.

Baseball

The Tigers split a doubleheader Friday at Hayward, winning 4-1 and losing 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, eventually scored on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch.

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, who played at Webster on Monday, May 6, host Chetek-Weyerheauser at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.

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