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Junior Hockey

Wild outlast Wilderness

Alex Rauter scored two goals to lead the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wilderness in Game 2 of their North American Hockey League first-round playoff series Saturday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.

Minnesota Duluth commit Kasimir Kaskisuo was removed after allowing two goals on seven shots in the first period. Frank Oplinger allowed two goals and made 19 saves in relief. Jakob Romo, Richard Buri and Darian Romanko all scored for the Wilderness.

Troy Loggins and Nicholas Rivera also scored goals for Wenatchee, and Chase Perry made 27 saves.

The Wild now lead the Wilderness 2-0 in the best-of-five series and will meet again at 5 p.m. today in Cloquet for Game 3.

College Baseball

Saints’ comeback falls short

St. Scholastica scored eight runs over the final three innings, but the Saints still lost 11-8 Saturday to nonconference host Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The Saints fell behind after pitcher Mickie Keuning allowed 10 runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. Al Marolt and Jake Kuschke each had two RBIs in the comeback bid for St. Scholastica (10-8).

Jared Fon hit a grand slam and had five RBIs for No. 9-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-3).

College Softball

’Jackets shut out twice

Wisconsin-Superior failed to score in a pair of 8-0 losses to Wisconsin-Platteville in the Yellowjackets’ Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opening series on Saturday in Platteville.

In the first game, Lisa Karau hit a two-run home run off UWS pitcher Nicolle Gross, who allowed eight runs and 10 hits in the complete game effort.

Karau hit a three-run blast in the second game, as UWS pitcher Sarah Hendrickson allowed six runs and eight hits in three innings.

UWS collected only four hits in the doubleheader and fell to 17-6 overall and 0-2 in WIAC play. Wisconsin-Platteville improved to 13-13, 2-0.

College Track and Field

Bulldogs finish third at outdoor opener

The Minnesota Duluth men’s team finished third at the Ashton May Invitational on Saturday in La Crosse, Wis.

The Bulldogs’ Dan Nielson won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes, 11.45 seconds, and Jason Lilya won the high jump, clearing a height of 6 feet, 4.75 inches.

r St. Scholastica’s Mike Nauman, a former Northwestern standout, finished second in the men’s 400 hurdles with a time of 57.40 seconds, and Hermantown graduate Corey Anderson was also second in the high jump, clearing 6-2.75.

On the women’s side, Becky Huberty placed second in the shot put with a toss of 43-10.75, and freshman Jadyn Bonasera was third in the discus with a mark of 128-10.