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Prep report: Superior earns narrowest of victories over Northwood/Solon Springs

Esko baseball had a combined no-hitter they needed eight innings and a walk-off to earn.

Northwood/Solon Springs’ Jared Schultz (2) safely gets to second base before Superior’s Robert Olson (21)
Northwood/Solon Springs’ Jared Schultz (2) safely gets to second base before Superior’s Robert Olson (21) can lay down a tag in the first inning of the Spartans' 1-0 victory in Minong on Friday evening, May 13, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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A run scratched out in the first inning by Superior was enough for a 1-0 victory vs. Northwood/Solon Springs in a non-conference baseball game at Minong on Friday, May 13.

Carter Kalin scored that run as part of a double steal with George Hansen.

From there, the teams were locked in a pitcher's duel, with Kell Piggott and Jayden Hoffman of Superior matching up against Kaden Corlett and Colby Latvala for Northwood/Solon Springs.

Piggott scattered six hits and three walks in five shutout innings before Hoffman allowed two hits in two innings for the save. Corlett allowed one run on five hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking three. Latvala allowed one hit in the seventh.

Kalin, who was 2-for-4, was the only player on either side to have a hit. The teams combined for 11 singles.

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Superior’s Robert Olson (21) gets tagged out by Northwood/Solon Springs catcher Jared Schultz (2)
Superior’s Robert Olson (21) gets tagged out by Northwood/Solon Springs catcher Jared Schultz (2) as he tries to jump over him while stealing home in the fourth inning of the game in Minong on Friday evening, May 13, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Esko 3, Roseau 2

Esko's matchup with Roseau had it all: a walk-off and a no-hitter.

Cale Haugen, Finn Furcht and Sam Haugen combined on the feat. Cale Haugen struck out 15 in six innings but the game continued into extra innings.

Roseau took advantage of four Eskomo errors and four walks to push runs across in the fifth and seventh innings. Esko had scored twice in the second inning.

The deciding blow came in the bottom of the eighth when Furcht singled in Bryce Hipp with the winning run.

Hipp was 3-for-3 with a double, while Sam Haugen had two doubles.

Northwestern 10, Chetek-Weyerhauser 3

Northwestern 12, Chetek-Weyerhauser 5

Kole Paulsen had five hits over the doubleheader, three of them doubles, and drove in four runs.

Gunnar Olson pitched four innings and allowed one hit to win Game 1 for the Tigers, and Luke Sedin allowed four hits in four innings as the winner of Game 2.

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SOFTBALL

Superior 8, Grand Rapids 1

The Spartans outhit the Thunderhawks 11-3 in the Lake Superior Conference game, getting a 3-for-4 day from Emma Raye, who tripled, scored twice and drove in a run.

Melania Luostari and Avery Visger both went 2-for-3.

Haley Zembo pitched five innings, allowing only an unearned run on two hits.

Adrienne Venditto had two of the Thunderhawks' three hits.

Moose Lake/Willow River 8, Cherry 0

Sandra Ribich went 2-for-4 with a triple and drove in four runs as the Rebels claimed a shutout victory on the road.

Sarah Christy tossed a complete-game shutout, blanking the Tigers on four hits with eight strikeouts.

Hallie Klavu and Megan Hattenberger joined Ribich in having a multi-hit game.

PREP SCOREBOARD
BASEBALL
Superior 1, Northwood/Solon Springs 0
Esko 3, Roseau 2
Grand Rapids 11, North Branch 6
Two Harbors 4, Cook County 3
Two Harbors 12, Cook County 3
Silver Bay 4, Barnum 3
Hibbing 3, International Falls 0
Northwestern 10, Chetek-Weyerhauser 3
Northwestern 12, Chetek-Weyerhauser 5

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GIRLS LACROSSE
Grand Rapids/Greenway 20, Sauk Rapids/Rice 4

SOFTBALL
Bemidji 11, Duluth Denfeld 3
Bemidji 12, Duluth Denfeld 2
Moose Lake/Willow River 8, Cherry 0
Esko 6, Aitkin 5
Proctor 6, Duluth East 1
Superior 8, Grand Rapids 1
Cloquet 9, Princeton 0
Chisago Lakes 9, Cloquet 2

BOYS TENNIS
Hermantown 5, Cloquet 2

Superior’s Mason Stenberg (18) slides in under the tag of Northwood/Solon Springs’ Abe Ahlberg (21) at second base
Superior’s Mason Stenberg (18) slides in under the tag of Northwood/Solon Springs’ Abe Ahlberg (21) at second base in the sixth inning of the game in Minong on Friday evening, May 13, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Northwood/Solon Springs’ Colby Latvala (3) chases down a pop fly
Northwood/Solon Springs’ Colby Latvala (3) chases down a pop fly in the fifth inning of their game with Superior in Minong on Friday evening, May 13, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Superior’s Kell Piggott (10) fires a pitch
Superior’s Kell Piggott (10) fires a pitch in the second inning of the game in Minong on Friday evening, May 13, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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