St. Scholastica scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it still left the Saints short in a 6-4 loss to Saint John's on Sunday in Collegeville, Minn. Designated hitter Tim Munn sparked the Saints' rally in the ninth with a two-RBI double. A fielder's choice then scored another run to pull the Saints within two. CSS starting pitcher Jacob Dzubay lasted just three innings, giving up three runs on four hits with one walk and no strikeouts as Saint John's jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
St. Scholastica was swept on the road Sunday in a nonconference doubleheader, falling 2-0 and 7-5 at No. 15-ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Saints starting pitcher Chrisi Mizera went the distance in the opener, giving up two runs on two hits with six walks and four strikeouts. She walked in one of the two earned runs while getting no run support.
Wisconsin-Superior split a nonconference doubleheader at Macalester in St. Paul on Sunday, winning 7-5 in 10 innings before losing 8-7. Catcher Cory Albertson and first baseman Travis Miller drove in the winning runs in the 10th inning of Game 1 via RBI singles. Albertson finished 4-for-4 at the plate and Miller was 3-for-6. Both had doubles earlier in the win. Albertson was 2-for-3 in Game 2 with two RBIs. Macalester scored seven of its eight runs in the third inning.
HIRES AND PROMOTIONS • Natural Resources Research Institute hired Rodney Johnson as taconite chair, an endowed position funded by University of Minnesota's Permanent University Trust. Johnson holds a doctorate in geology from Michigan Technical University in Houghton, and has decades of experience in geological exploration, mining and mineral processing, aqueous geochemistry, hydrology, and metallic ore deposits.
Duluth property transactions April 12-19 412 N. 11th Ave. E., Endion Land Co. LLC purchased from Jeffrey Dwyer for $125,000, 4/17. 412 N. 11th Ave. E., Jeffrey and Elizabeth Dwyer purchased from Wayne W. and Elizabeth L. Nurmi for $119,000, 4/17. 325 N. 48th Ave. W., Joann K. Dingmann purchased from Dwight E. Wickstrom for $110,000, 4/17. 430 N. 60th Ave. W., Ethan M. and Michaela R. Lemke purchased from Northwoods Credit Union for $77,900, 3/17.
This bankruptcy information is gathered from cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Duluth, April 12-20. DEBTOR: Richard A. Summers ADDRESS: 93917 Viking Way, Sturgeon Lake CHAPTER 7 DATE FILED: April 14 ASSETS: $47,811 LIABILITIES: $67,093.21 DEBTOR: Justin D. Kervina ADDRESS: 2825 W. First St., Apt. 1, Duluth CHAPTER 7 DATE FILED: April 14 ASSETS: $11,560 LIABILITIES: $88,004.87 DEBTOR: Timothy E. McNally JOINT DEBTOR: Heather J. McNally fka Heather J. Ambuehl
Old Vermilion Trail Sporting Clays, 6980 Old Vermilion Trail, offers skeet and trap, noon to 3 p.m. today. Call (218) 721-3804 or go to oldvermiliontrail.com. Duluth Audubon Society spring warbler walks with Laura Erickson offered at these locations. Free. • 7 a.m. Tuesdays through May 30. Meet at the parking lot at the northern trailhead of the Willard Munger Trail behind the Willard Munger Inn on Grand Avenue and 75th Avenue West. • 7 a.m. Thursdays through May 25. Meet at the parking lot at the Park Point Recreation Center on Park Point.
Events The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4. • Bedtime story time, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library. • Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room. • Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library. • Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.
The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending April 16. Visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman (Norton, $25.95) 2. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, $26.95) 3. Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders (Random House, $28) 4. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles (Viking, $27) 5. The Women in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck (Morrow, $26.99)
The Brookings Blizzard forced a decisive fifth game in their Divisional Round matchup with the Minnesota Wilderness with a 4-1 win Saturday night in Brookings, S.D. The final game in the best-of-five series will take place at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.