Prep Report: Denfeld softball cruises past East
Ashley Taipale’s pitching and hitting helped Duluth Denfeld cruise past Duluth East 4-1 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Ordean Middle School.
Taipale allowed two hits and a run while striking out 13 in a complete game. At the plate, she added a home run and three RBIs for the Hunters, who also got two hits from Alexia Klaas.
Maarjanna Dailey had a double and Rachel Berg drove in the lone run for the Greyhounds.
- After beating East, Denfeld clobbered Minneapolis Roosevelt 24-4 thanks to offensive outbursts from Taipale, Maddy White and Geena Meger, all of whom produced three hits.
- In the night’s final game at Ordean, East shut out Minneapolis Roosevelt 13-0. Pitcher Avery Ziegler allowed just one hit in five innings while fanning 10.
Hermantown 11, Esko 1Macy Francisco had three hits, including a double and home run, and Jordyn Thomas went 4-for-4 with three RBIs to propel the Hawks at home.
Grand Rapids 9-13, Princeton 6-2The Thunderhawks picked up the road sweep.Noah Johnson collected three hits in the opener, while Jackson Gessell (three hits) and Tanner Shepard (four) combined for seven hits in the six-inning nightcap.Prep summariesBASEBALL
Ely 2, Barnum 0 At Ely. WP: Will Gustafson 7IP, 2H, 6K, 3BB. E (7-0): Pat Huisman 2R-HR in the first inning. B: Mitchell Weller 3B.
Grand Rapids 9, Princeton 6 At Princeton. WP: Jack Bowman 4.1IP, 6H, 3ER, 3K, 4BB, 1HBP. GR: Noah Johnson 3x4; Jackson Gessell 2x4, 2R; Kyle Stram 2x4, 1RBI, 2R; Ethan Rajala 2x3, 2RBI, 1R.
Grand Rapids 13, Princeton 2, 6 innings At Princeton. WP: Kyle Stram 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 5K, 3BB. GR: Jackson Gessell 3x4 (2B), 3RBI, 2R; Tanner Shepard 4x4, 3RBI; Noah Johnson 2x3, 2RBI, 1R. P: Jake Carlson 2x3.BOYS GOLF
East Ridge Quad At Bunker Hills Golf Course, Coon Rapids, Minn. Teams — 1. Andover, 311; 2. East Ridge, 317; 3. Maple Grove, 327; 4. Duluth East, 335.Top local finishers — Shay Donovan, DE, 80; Ryan Peterson, DE, 84.SOFTBALL
Carlton 6, Mesabi East 3 At Carlton. WP: Grace Macor 7IP, 4H, 10K, 2BB. LP: Carley Moisio 6IP, 9H, 6ER, 6K, 1BB. C: Macor 3x3 (2 3B), 3RBI; Hannah Benson 2x2 (3B), 1RBI, 1SB, 2R; Brianna Walton 2x4, 1SB, 2R.
Duluth Denfeld 4, Duluth East 1 At Duluth East. WP: Ashley Taipale 7IP, 2H, 1ER, 13K, 3BB. LP: Vanessa Kohl 6IP, 5H, 4ER, 8K, 7BB. DD: Taipale 1x2 (HR), 3RBI; Alexia Klaas 2x3 (2 2B), 1R; Ciarra Taipale 1x3, 1RBI. DE: Maarjanna Dailey 1x3 (2B), 1R; Rachel Berg 1x3, 1RBI.
Duluth Denfeld 24, Minneapolis Roosevelt 4 At Duluth East. WP: Ciarra Taipale 2.2IP, 3H, 3ER, 3K, 2BB. LP: Saryn Sherrel. DD: Maddy White 3x4 (2B), 2RBI, 4R; Ashley Taipale 3x4 (HR), 5RBI; Geena Meger 3x4 (2 2B), 2RBI, 3R; Lexi Hill 2x3, 3RBI, 3R; C. Taipale 2x4 (2 2B), 3RBI, 3R. MR: Rayleigh Owen 1x2, 1RBI, 1R.
Duluth East 13, Minneapolis Roosevelt 0, 5 innings At Ordean. WP: Avery Ziegler 5IP, H, 10K, 2BB. DE (5-10): Rachel Berg 2B, 4RBIs; Miranda Boen 2RBIs, Erica Churchill 2R, RBI; Lyndsay Kolquist 2x3, RBI.
Hermantown 11, Esko 1 At Hermantown. WP: Kylie Hoff 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 10K, 2BB. LP: Kiana Jablonski .3IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB. H: Macy Francisco 3x4 (2B, HR), 2RBI, 3R; Jordyn Thomas 4x4, 3RBI, 2R. E: Ashley Bergerson 2x3, 1RBI.
Two Harbors 7, Duluth Marshall 4 At Two Harbors. WP: Sara Fjeran 5IP, 6H, 1ER, 3K. LP: Ann Kleinschmidt 4IP, 4H, 3K, 5BB. TH: Brianna McGrath 1x2, 1SB, 1R; Ayla Lemke 1x2 (3B), 3RBI. DM: Lea Christensen 2x3, 1RBI, 1SB, 1R.
Duluth Marshall 12, Two Harbors 9 At Two Harbors. WP: Ann Kleinschmidt 5IP, 7H, 7K, 4BB. LP: Sara Fjeran 2IP, 7H, 2ER. DM: Emily Watson 2x3 (2B), 2R; Aleksie Rengel 3x3, 2RBI, 2R; Lea Christensen 2x3, 2R; Erin Rudd 2x3, 2R, TH: Brianna McGrath 2x3 (2B), 2RBI, 2R, 1SB; Fjeran 2x3, 1RBI, 1SB, 2R.
Thursday’s Late Results Ely 6, Mesabi East 4 At Ely. WP: Louis Gerzin 7IP, 3ER, 5H, 10K, 4BB. LP: Ben Suslavich 7IP, 4ER, 8H, 7K, 2BB. E (6-0): scored 4 runs in 6th to overcome 3-1 deficit; Gerzin 3x4. ME (7-1): had runners at 2nd and 3rd in 7th; Alex Karish 2x3 (3B), 2RBIs; Travis Mount 2x2.
Ely 15, Mountain Iron-Buhl 0, 5 innings At Ely. WP: Erin Muhvich 5IP, 3H, 3K. E: Adrianna Wittrup 2H, 2RBIs; Muhvich 2H; Anna Urbas 2RBIs.
Ely 8, Mountain Iron-Buhl 0 At Ely. WP: Muhvich 2H, 8K. LP: Peyton Johnson 7K. E: Anna Urbas 3x3, 2RBIs; Muhvich 2H, 4RBIs; Shawna Butler 2x2.
Moose Lake-Willow River 10, Cook County 0, 5 innings At Grand Marais. WP: Maddi Milczark 5IP, 1H, 6K, 4BB. MLWR: Andrea Youngberg 2x3 (2B), 2RBIs, 2SB; Morgan Prachar 2x4, RBI.BOYS TENNIS
Thursday’s Late Result Eveleth-Gilbert 5, Cook County 2 Singles — Lars Scannell, CC, def. Chad Hietala 6-3, 6-3; Pete Summers, CC, def. Evan Brinkman 6-1, 6-0; Rob Licari, EG, def. Tristan Bukanich 6-0, 6-0; Noah Sandnas, EG, def. Lucas Phillips, 6-0, 6-2.Doubles — Niles Schechinger/Ethan Schechinger, EG, def. Greg Have/Jared Spry 6-0, 6-0; Emilio Strle/Mannilla, EG, def. Caleb Phillips/Isak Terrill 6-0, 6-0; Patrick Mattson/Josh Jarvels, EG, won by default.