Prep Report: Grand Rapids freshman no-hits Cloquet
Jack Bowman flirted with a perfect game Friday in Cloquet before settling for a mere no-hitter in a 4-0 Thunderhawks victory over the Lumberjacks.
The freshman struck out three in seven innings and allowed just one baserunner — Cloquet’s Brandon Conklin, who walked with two outs in the fourth inning — in pushing Grand Rapids to its seventh consecutive win.
Bowman helped his cause with an RBI.
Ely 14, Cherry 4
The host Timberwolves remained undefeated with a five-inning victory over the Tigers.
Elliot Omerza led the way with three hits and three RBIs as Ely, which scored eight runs in the fifth inning, improved to 13-0.
Duluth Denfeld 3, Cloquet 1Ashley Taipale’s two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Hunters at least a share of the Lake Superior Conference title.Taipale also earned the pitching win for Denfeld (13-4), which loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth but couldn’t score.
Superior 1, Proctor 0Brandie Goldberg struck out 13 and allowed just four hits in pitching the Spartans to the home win
Barnum 20, Wrenshall 0, 5 innings At Barnum. WP: Tory Slater 4IP, 3H, 5K, BB. B (5-2): Nathan Duesler 2x3, 6RBIs; Zach Carlson 3x5 (2B), 2RBIs; Slater 2x3, 2RBIs.
Ely 14, Cherry 4, 5 innings At Ely. WP: Max Gantt 5IP, 6H, 0ER, 5K. LP: Tim Bukovich. E (13-0): scored 8 runs in bottom of 5th; Elliot Omerza 3x4, 3RBI; Pat Huisman 2H, 2RBI; Gantt 2H, 3R; Bobby Shusta 2H.
Floodwood 10, Hill City 0, 5 innings At Floodwood. WP: Ricky Baker 5IP, 2H, 5K, 3BB. LP: Lane Gerber. F: Riley Bernsdorf 2x2 (3B), 3RBI; Dylan Hendrickson 1x3 (2B), 2RBI. HC: Gerber 1x3.
Grand Rapids 4, Cloquet 0 At Cloquet. WP: Jack Bowman 7IP, 0H, 3K, BB. GR (8-9): Bowman, a freshman, 1x2, RBI; John Baker 2B, R; Gunnar Harris 2B, R, RBI; Jackson Gessell 2B, R, RBI; Thunderhawks have won seven straight. C: Brandon Conklin spoiled the perfect game with a walk with two outs in the fourth inning.
Mountain Iron-Buhl 6, South Ridge 2 8 innings At South Ridge. WP: Noah Erickson 7IP, 5H, 2R, 3K, 4BB. LP: Matthew Wood 7.1IP, 2H, 5R, 9K, 8BB. MIB: Billy Gellerstedt 1x5 (2B), 2RBI. SR: Kody Karppinen 1x3, R.
Two Harbors 9, Silver Bay 6 At Two Harbors. WP: Kyle Omtvedt 7IP, 6ER, 4K. LP: Zack Duresky. TH: Mark Pearson 4x4 (HR), 2RBI; Omtvedt 2x3 (2 2B). SB: Luke Small 3x4 (HR), 2RBI; Jonah Koehler 2x4 (HR), 2RBI.
Hermantown 3, Greenway 1 Greenway 6, Hermantown 3GOLF
BOYS Virginia Invitational At Virginia Golf Course Teams 1. Virginia, 289; 2. Duluth East, 313; 3. Eveleth-Gilbert, 316; 4. Hermantown, 322; 5. Duluth Marshall, 323; 6. International Falls, 325; 7. Dryden, 328; 8. North Woods 329; 9. Greenway, 334; 10. (tie) Proctor and Superior, 347; 12. Grand Rapids, 354; 13. Duluth Denfeld, 362; 14. Deer River, 363; 15. Mesabi East, 381; 16. Cloquet, 394; 17. Hibbing, 402.
Individuals 1. Andy Sederlund, V, 68; 2. (tie) Alex Lackner, V, and Louie Judnick, V, 72; 4. Brady Walls, IF, 74; 5. (tie) Kirk Markowski, Dry, Liam Butche, DE, Nick Moe, EG, and Scott Rutar, NW, 75; 9. (tie) Ryan Peterson, DE, and Daniel Burger, Sup, 76.
GIRLS Ridgeview Invitational At Ridgeview Country Club Teams 1. Edina, 325; 2. Woodbury, 351; 3. East Ridge, 353; 4. Prior Lake, 374; 5. Elk River, 379; 6. Stillwater, 383; 7. Duluth East, 398; 8. Hermantown, 479.
Individuals 1. (tie) Emily Romanow, Edina, and Hannah Hankinson, Edina, 77; 3. (tie) Grace Kellar, Edina, and Annemarie Fisher, Wood, 80; 5. Kenzie Sexe, PL, 81.
Lake Superior Conference Team Standings (After Two Events) Boys 1. Duluth Marshall, 682; 2. Hermantown, 685; 3. Superior, 696; 4. Cloquet, 703; 5. Duluth Denfeld, 757; 6. Proctor, 763; 7. Ashland, 807.
Girls 1. Cloquet, 874; 2. Hermantown, 969.SOFTBALL
Barnum 8, Nashwauk-Keewatin 4 At Nashwauk-Keewatin. WP: Lauren Hultgren 7IP, 3H, 2ER, 10K, 2BB. LP: Kelsey Kennedy 7IP, 10H, 5ER, 10K, BB. B: Hultgren 2x4 (2B, 3B), RBI, R; Mary Jane Anderson 2x3 (2B), RBI, R; Fallon Bowen 2x4 (3B), SB, R.
Cherry 5, South Ridge 0 At Culver. WP: Kacey Herring 7IP, 3H, 9K, 2BB. LP: Mallory Thibault 7IP, 9H, 13K, BB. C: Heidi Olson 3x4 (3B), R; Rayanna Peterson 2x4 (2B), R.
Duluth Denfeld 3, Cloquet 1 At Duluth Denfeld. WP: Ashley Taipale 8IP, 6H, 10K, 2BB. LP: Kaylee McMillen 7.1IP, 3R, 5H, 5K, 3BB. DD: Taipale 2x3 (HR), 2RBI; Crystal McClarey 1x2 (HR), RBI. C: Breanne Baker 2x4 (2B), RBI.
Silver Bay 6, Two Harbors 4 At Silver Bay. WP: Emma Bemlott 7IP, 6H, 2ER, 5K, 2BB. LP: Ayla Lemke 4IP, 3H, 3ER, 2K, 2BB, 2HBP. SB: Erika Ernest 2x3, 3RBI; Everly Bauck 1x3 (3B). TH: Brianna McGrath 2x4.
Superior 1, Proctor 0 At Superior. WP: Brandie Goldberg 7IP, 4H, 13K, 2BB. LP: Heidi Shelton 6IP, 3H, R, 5K, 5BB. S: Gabby Gidley 1x1; Tailor Schuster 1x2. P: Reilly Fawcett 2x2.
Thursday’s Late Result Silver Bay 18, Cook County 3, 5 innings At Cook County. WP: Phoenix Lillis 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 6K, BB. SB: Brooke McMillen 2x4, 4RBI; Lillis 2x5, 2RBI; Emma Bemlott 3x4. CC: Jami Sjogren 2x3.
Prep playoff scheduleBOYS TENNIS
MINNESOTA SECTION 7AA Home sites: Grand Rapids, St. Francis and Princeton Teams Monday, Tuesday and May 26-27
Individuals May 22, 27-29 SECTION 7A Teams Thursday’s Result Hibbing 6, Eveleth-Gilbert 1
Second Round Today at Hibbing
Individuals May 22-23, at Duluth