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Merchants slip past Dukes in Upper 13 game
Tyler Martin led the Ashland offense with four hits and two RBIs, while teammate Joe Seeger had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Duluth pitcher Jake Lewis was solid in defeat, allowing five runs on 12 hits in nine innings. He fanned nine.
The Merchants improved to 8-2 in Upper 13 play entering the final day of the regular season. The Dukes, meanwhile, fall to 7-3 (9-13 overall). They host Chequamegon in a doubleheader this afternoon back at Wade.
Arrowhead Invitational semifinals set
A new champion will be crowned today at the conclusion of the 88th Arrowhead Invitational at Ridgeview Country Club.
A playoff victory in Saturday’s quarterfinals sent Brian Moores into this morning’s semis against Dan Moline, a winner over Jared Chartier on Saturday. In the other semifinal, Paul Anderson meets up-and-comer Taylor Sundbom. Anderson beat his brother, two-time champ Mark Anderson, in the quarterfinals.
Moores was a winner at last week’s Bill Law Nemadji Invitational at Nemadji Golf Course.
Nate Anderson won the match-play event a year ago.
Today’s semifinals start at 7:50 a.m., with the final match being played at 2:30 p.m.