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Tigers get back on track

Mike Granlund For The Telegram IRON RIVER -- The Northwestern Tiger baseball team recovered from a disappointing doubleheader loss Tuesday to Hayward as they got another no-hit effort from their pitching staff in a 15-0 win over Barron Thursday. ...

Jake Brill
Northwestern High School’s Jake Brill fields a ball in the third inning of the Tigers’ game against the Barron Golden Bears Thursday in Iron River. More game photos may be found at www.superiortelegram.com. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Mike Granlund

For The Telegram

 

IRON RIVER - The Northwestern Tiger baseball team recovered from a disappointing doubleheader loss Tuesday to Hayward as they got another no-hit effort from their pitching staff in a 15-0 win over Barron Thursday.

This time it was Anthony Lupa and Ryan Huray combining in a five inning no-hitter.

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Drew Stribley led the Tiger hitting attack with three singles; Carter Spangenberg tripled; and Tanner Klobucher and Jake Brill doubled.

On Saturday Gabe Beeksma picked up both wins in a double-header sweep of Chetek-Weyerhauser.

In game one, Sam Martinson pitched three shutout innings and the Tigers led 3-0.

The Bulldogs nicked Northwestern relievers for five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth for an 8-3 lead.

Beeksma came in to pitch and held the Bulldogs at bay, allowing one more run.

Meanwhile, Northwestern put up seven runs to win 10-9.

Martinson hit a home run and a double for the Tigers.

Klobucher was cruising along with a 7-1 lead in the second game when he was forced off the mound in the third inning.

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Beeksma again came in and kept the Bulldogs at bay, with Drew Stribley finishing up the last couple innings on the hill.

The Tigers got the lead at 10-7 and then put up seven more runs in the top of the seventh for a 17-7 win.

Klobucher and Reagan Ruffi had three hits each and Spangenberg doubled and singled.

Northwestern, 7-4 in the Heart O’ North Conference and 9-5 overall, played a make-up game with Rice Lake Monday and will host Bloomer at 5 p.m. today.

 

Barron.................. 000..... 00    -    0     0     4

Northwestern........ 424..... 5x    -   15   15     1

 

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Softball

Northwestern recorded three shutouts recently in HON action.

The Tigers defeated Barron 12-0 on Thursday, and Chetek-Weyerhauser 16-0 and 16-0 on Saturday.

One highlight from Saturday’s wins was Laryssa Vik’s fourth home run of the year.

The Tigers, 17-4 overall, 11-0 in the HON, face a big week as they travel to Bloomer (11-0 HON) today, host Ladysmith Thursday and Bloomer Friday, then play a non-conference doubleheader Saturday at Hurley Saturday.

The WIAA playoffs begin next week.

 

Heart O’ North Conference

Baseball Standings

Cumberland........................................ 9-3

Hayward.............................................. 9-3

Northwestern....................................... 7-4

Bloomer.............................................. 6-5

Spooner.............................................. 6-5

Ladysmith........................................... 5-5

Chetek-Weyer................................... 2-10

Barron............................................... 1-10

Softball Standings

Northwestern..................................... 11-0

Bloomer............................................ 10-0

Spooner.............................................. 7-4

Cumberland........................................ 5-5

Barron................................................. 4-7

Ladysmith........................................... 3-8

Hayward.............................................. 2-0

Chetek-Weyer.               1-10

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