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Tiger baseball off to 2-1 start

The Northwestern High School baseball team is 2-1 on the season after wins over Mellen and Solon Springs and a loss to Hurley. The Tigers (2-1)defeated Mellen 13-3 in six innings and Solon Springs 13-2 in five innings before losing to Hurley 4-2 ...

Safe at third
Solon Springs' Nick Grubbe (19) makes a play on the ball as Northwestern's Donnie Hissa (22) gets in safely to third base during the fourth inning of the Eagles game in Iron River on Friday. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Northwestern High School baseball team is 2-1 on the season after wins over Mellen and Solon Springs and a loss to Hurley.

The Tigers (2-1)defeated Mellen 13-3 in six innings and Solon Springs 13-2 in five innings before losing to Hurley 4-2 on Tuesday evening.

All three games were played at the Tigers' home field in Iron River.

Nick Lahti was the winning pitcher against Mellen, allowing three hits with four strikeouts.

Sam Schiff was 4-for-4 and scored three runs, TJ Polkowski tripled and singled and Lahti doubled twice and singled.

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On Friday night, Tyler Long, Brett Missinne and Cody Utyro pitched for Solon Springs, allowing 11 hits with six walks and one strikeout.

The Eagles managed four hits, a double by Long and singles by Tyler LaRose, Lucas Shepard and Utyro.

Timmy Follis was the winning pitcher for Northwestern, which got a double from Cody Kontny and two hits apiece from Casey Leggate and Nolan Graff.

In the loss to Hurley, Polkowski was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Follis singled.

Dylan Laurin was the winning pitcher for Hurley and Josh Thiede led the offense with two hits.

The Tigers are at Ashland Thursday and Hermantown Friday. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.

Solon Springts hosts Luck at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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