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Prep Report: Cloquet baseball rallies past Denfeld

Cloquet’s Dylan Johnson (right) slides safely into second base as the ball passes over the head of Duluth Denfeld’s Jake DeCaro during Tuesday’s high school baseball game at Ed Mettner Field in Cloquet. The Lumberjacks won 6-5. Steve Kuchera /

Despite tallying just three hits, Cloquet’s baseball team managed to rally past Duluth Denfeld 6-5 in a Lake Superior Conference home game Tuesday night.

Ben Merrill’s game-winning single in the seventh inning made a winner of the Lumberjacks, who scored four runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh. Hunter Roberts pitched a scoreless seventh in relief to earn the win.

Superior 6, Proctor 3

Taavi Mattson fanned nine and didn’t allow an earned run in 5⅔ innings, and also drove in three runs to pace the Spartans to the LSC road victory.

Esko 6, Duluth Marshall 2

Austin Carlson had two hits and drove in three runs for the host Eskomos, who also had a strong pitching performance from Derek Pantsar — four hits and an earned run in five innings.


Superior 12, Cloquet 7

Kaitlin Heinen, Jessica Lindstrom and Tailor Schuster all homered in the Spartans’ LSC road win.

  • Cromwell snapped a 46-game losing streak when it beat Floodwood 3-2 in the first game of a home doubleheader Monday. The Cardinals’ last victory was against McGregor in May 2010. Three consecutive winless seasons followed before Monday’s breakthrough. The Polar Bears came back to win the nightcap 24-11.

Barnum 7, Moose Lake-Willow River 1 At Barnum: WP: Chris Carlson 6IP, 3H, 9K, 2BB. LP: Brad Fossum 3IP, 4R, 6H, 2K, 2BB. B: Carlson 3x3 (2 2B); Zac Carlson 2x4 (2B), 2RBIs; Chase Peterson 2x3 (2B), RBI; MLWR: Jesse Granfors 2x2.

Chisholm 5, Deer River 1 At Deer River. WP: Peyton Tyler 7IP, 1ER, 3H, 4K, 3BB. LP: Chad Benham 7IP, 3ER, 7H, 5K, 4BB. C: scored 4 runs in 6th to break open 1-1 game; Andrew Tyminski 3RBIs; Shane Pulford 2x4, RBI; Mitch Rusten 2x4 (2B), 2R. DR: Sammy Stangland 2B, RBI.

Cloquet 6, Duluth Denfeld 5 At Cloquet: WP: Hunter Roberts 1IP, 0R, 1H. LP: Nick Thompson .1IP, 2R, 2H, 2BB. C: scored 4 runs in 6th and 2 in 7th; Ben Merrill GW-single. DD: Tanner Richy 2x4; Jake DeCaro 2x4.

Esko 6, Duluth Marshall 2 At Esko. WP: Derek Pantsar 5IP, 1ER, 4H. LP: Jake Fugere 6IP, 3ER, 7H, 7K. E: Austin Carlson 2x3, 3RBIs. DM: Tim Porter 2x3.

Esko 9, Cook County 0 At Esko. WP: Ryan Bourgeault 5IP, 3H, 3K. E (6-2): Aaron Olson 2x4, 2RBIs; Nick Emanuel 3R. CC: Owen Anderson 2x3.

Floodwood 4, Wrenshall 1 At Floodwood: WP: Tanner Heggedahl 6IP, 0ER, 4H, 5K, 0BB. LP: Andrew Frank 6IP, 1ER, 6H, 2BB. F (4-1): Willow Christenson 2x3 (HR, 2B), 2RBIs; Riley Bernsdorf 2B; Dylan Hendrickson 2x3, 2RBIs. W: Chase Morneau 2B, RBI.

Hermantown 13, Duluth Denfeld 3, 6 innings At Hermantown: WP: Luke Jacques 6IP, 2ER, 7H, 6K, 1BB. DD: Nick Thompson 2x3, RBI. H (2-2): Kole Zuidmulder 3x4, 2R, 3RBIs; Scott Wasbotten 3x5, 3RBIs.

Hibbing 7, Greenway 5 At Hibbing. WP: Dylan Takkunen 7IP, 2ER, 6H, 6K, 2BB. LP: Justin Guyer 3.1IP, 6ER, 7K, 5BB. H: Joe Kanipes 2x4 (2B), 2RBIs, 2R; Bryan Farden 2x4 (3B), RBI, 2R; G: Kole Kalisch 3x3 (2B), 2RBIs, 3R.

International Falls 5, Eveleth-Gilbert 1 At Eveleth. WP: Ben Humbert 7IP, 1R, 3H, 12K. LP: William Olson 4IP, 1ER, 1H, 3BB. IF: Humbert 2R, 2RBIs. EG: Sam Roberts 2B.

Silver Bay 15, McGregor 5, 6 innings At Silver Bay. WP: Luke Small 6IP, 5H, 12K. SB (1-1): Small 2x3; Nathan Bauck 3x5, 3SBs; Jonah Koehler 4x5, 2RBIs. M: Billy Staska 2B.

Superior 6, Proctor 3 At Proctor. WP: Taavi Mattson 5.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 9K, 4BB. LP: Michael Gales 4IP, 4ER, 6H, 4K, 2BB. S: Justin Reinkall 2B, 2R, 2RBIs; Peyton Flanders 2x3; Taavi Mattson 2x4, 3RBIs; Nate Kunkel 2x4; Will Mullens RBI. P: Evan Scherber RBI; Shane Gould 2x4, RBI.

South Ridge 6, Two Harbors 4 At Two Harbors. WP: Vincent Wood 7IP, 9H. LP: Kyle Omtvedt 7IP, 0ER, 9K. TH (2-1): Tom Bott 2H; Lucas Kempffer 2H; Mike Nordean HR in 7th. SR: Christian Haule 2H; Matt Wood 2H.

Monday’s Late Results Ashland 5, Proctor 0 At Proctor. WP: Eric Yachinich 4.1IP, 0H, 6K, 6BB; save: John Sechen 2.2IP, 1H, 4K, 0BB. LP: Matt Morris 6IP, 3ER, 8H, 6K. A: Sechen 2x3 (2B), 2R, RBI; Sam Jablonski 2x2 (2B), RBI. P: Cody Lewis lone hit.

Cherry 5, Blackduck 2 At Blackduck. WP: Colton Herring 7IP, 1ER, 3H, 11K. C (2-5): scored 3 runs in 5th to break 2-2 tie; Ian Bechtel 2H.

Duluth Marshall 7, Virginia 2, 6 innings At Virginia. WP: Peter Lenz 6IP, 2ER, 7H. LP: Kyle Maki 3.2IP. DM: scored 3 runs in 2nd to break 1-1 tie. V: Ryan Cunningham 2x2; Mitch Wiseman 2x3; Ryan Prout 2R.

Ely 13, Chisholm 2 At Chisholm. WP: Will Gustafson 7IP, 5H, 11K. C (2-3): committed 7 errors. E: Spencer Gaulke 2H (2B); Bobby Shusta 2H; Gustafson 2RBIs; Elliott Omerza 2RBIs.

Floodwood 7, North Woods 5 At Cook. WP: Ricky Baker 4IP, 3ER, 5H, 3K, 2BB; save: Kyle Tamminen 3IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB. LP: Darnell Goggleye 4.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 5K, 6BB. F (3-1): Riley Bernsdorf 2x3 (HR in 6th), 2R, RBI; Dylan Hendrickson 2RBIs; Willow Christenson RBI. NW: George Bibeau 3B, RBI; Goggleye 2x4 (2B).

International Falls 14, Mountain Iron-Buhl 7 At International Falls. WP: Jake Eide 5R, 5H. MIB: Billy Gellerstedt 2x4 (3R-HR in 5th); Jerrod Schultz 3x3, RBI. IF: Jackson Vollom 2x3, 2RBIs.

Mesabi East 10, Northeast Range 0, 6 innings At Aurora. WP: Riley Erickson 1H, 11K, 3BB. ME (6-0): scored 5 runs in 5th; Alex Marafiot 4x4 (2B, 3B), 3RBIs; Ben Suslavich 2H; Erickson 2H; Cole Kopp 2H; Travis Mount 2H.

Virginia 5, Duluth Marshall 2, 6 innings At Virginia. WP: Jeremy Katz 6IP, 2ER, 8H, 8K, 0BB. LP: Alex Johnson 5IP, 1ER, 5H, 5K. V: scored 4 runs in 4th; Kyle Maki 2RBIs; Ryan Cunningham 2RBIs. DM: Johnson 2B, RBI.


Monday’s Late Results Pioneer Invite At Indian Hills Golf Club Stillwater, Minn. Teams 1. Hill-Murray, 302; 2. St. Francis, 327; 3. Duluth East, 337; 4. Dawson-Boyd, 338; 5. Tartan, 344; 6. Holy Family Catholic, 347; 7. St. Thomas Academy, 348; 8. DeLaSalle, 348.

Individuals 1. Henry Venuta, HM, 72; 2. Deion Kelly, T, 72; 3. Frank Seiler, HM, 75.

GIRLS SOCCERSuperior3-2—5Hayward0-0—0

First half — 1. Malley O’Brien; 2. O’Brien (Bridget Manion); 3. O’Brien.

Second half — 4. O’Brien; 5. Sage Olson.

Saves — Sammy Young, S, 7; Catherine Glodoski, H, 4.


Duluth Denfeld 18, Duluth Marshall 1 At Wade Field. WP: Ashley Taipale 5IP, 1H, 13K, 4BB. DD: Ciarra Taipale 2x3 (HR), 4RBIs; Ashley Taipale 2x3 (HR), 4RBIs, 3R; Crystal McClarey 3x4 (HR, 2B), 3RBIs, 2R; Gabby Nordman 3x4, RBI, 2SB, 4R; Alexia Klaas 4x4 (2B), 3RBIs, 4R; Jenna Simonson 2x2; Maddie Kessler 2x2.

Silver Bay 18, McGregor 8, 5 innings At Silver Bay. WP: Phoenix Lillis 5IP, 4ER, 5H, 12K, 5BB. SB (4-3): scored 7 in 2nd and 8 more in 7th to rally from 6-0 deficit; Brooke McMillen 3x5 (3B), 4RBIs; Kayla Klofstad 2x3 (2B, 3B); Erika Ernest 3x4 (2B), 4RBIs; Cora Carter 3x4; Everly Bauck 3x3 (2B, 3B). M: Stacia Staska 3B, 2R; Mikayla Sarazin 2x2, 3R.

Superior 12, Cloquet 7 At Cloquet. WP: Brandie Goldberg 7IP, 10H, 3K. S: Kaitlin Heinen 4x5 (HR); Jessica Lindstrom 3x4 (HR), 3R; Ari Jago 3x5, 4R; Tailor Schuster 2x5 (HR). C (6-1): Chandler Beaupre 2x3, 4RBIs; Jade Benko 3x3 (2B), 2R; Sammy Zeadow 2B.

Monday’s Late Results Duluth Denfeld 6, Esko 2 At Wade Field. WP: Ashley Taipale 7IP, 2R, 2H, 5K, 3BB. LP: Abbey Saralampi 6IP, 6R, 11H, 5K, 2BB. DD: Ciarra Taipale HR, 3RBIs, 2R; Alexia Klaas 2x4 (2B), RBI. E: Morgan Pera 2RBIs.

Eveleth-Gilbert 18, Two Harbors 10 At Two Harbors. WP: Chelsie Judnick 11K. EG: Kaelen Dolinsek 2RBIs; scored 7 runs in 6th and 8 runs in 7th; Katelyn Rice 3H; Kora Bonicatto 2H; Alex Schlotec 2H; Katlin Koskela 2H.

Two Harbors 7, South Ridge 2 At Two Harbors. WP: Sarah Fjeran, 7IP, R, 4H, 4K, BB. LP: Mallory Thibault 2IP, H, 6R, 2K, 7BB. TH: Fjeran 1x3 (3B), SB, 3R; Tiffani Johnson, 2x3 2RBI.


Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 7, Superior 0 Singles — Ryan Willoghs def. Deven Forseth 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Lind def. Conner Gray 6-3, 6-1; Ben Tomhave def. Mike Johnson 6-1, 6-0; Anders Pertler def. Jeff Smith 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles — Christian Pritchett/Tim Paczynski def. Anthony Bronson/Bryan Bergstrom 6-3, 6-0; Josh Keith/Lucas Tomhave def. Hale Kowalik/Troy Naughton 6-1, 6-1; Daniel Stevens/Seth Stevens def. Hunter Willmore/Noah Ilenda 6-0, 6-1.

Monday’s Late Result Virginia 5, Hibbing 2 Singles — Scotty Perunovich, H, def. Joe Skaudis 6-3, 6-4; Tom Prittinen, V, def. Jake Bestul 6-2, 6-3; Ricky Sipila, V, def. Jack Kearney 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 11-9; Jake Seitz, V, def. Nate Stark 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles — Jake Jalowsky/Reece Blagoue, H, def. Cole Babiracki/Cal Arnberg 6-2, 6-1; Andy Callister/Darby Maloney, V, def. Phil Rebrovich/Anthony Patregnani 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Dominic Pauling/Ethan Youso, V, def. Michael Sullivan/Ben Allison 6-2, 6-3.