Prep report: Spartans sweep softball opponents

Superior downs Hermantown, Duluth Marshall to remain unbeaten.
Superior’s Natalee Sigfrids (9) fires a ball to first base in the first inning of the Spartans victory over Duluth Marshall at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Thursday May 6, 2021. (Jed Carlson /

Superior remained undefeated with a pair of Lake Superior Conference softball victories Thursday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Haley Zembo tossed a five-hitter and struck out six to outduel Hermantown’s Natalie Vitek in a 3-2 Spartans victory. Vitek allowed six hits and struck out six.

Chesie McLaughlin was 2-for-2 in the win over the Hawks after driving in three runs and pitching a six-hitter in a 15-3, five-inning win over Duluth Marshall. Emma Ray doubled and tripled and drove in four runs, while Alayna DeGraef and Sydnie DeMeyer each added two RBIs for the Spartans (5-0).


Northwood/Solon Springs 22, Flambeau 2

Collin Krmpotich totaled five RBIs and Colby Latvala drove in three runs to lead a big offensive output for Northwood/Solon Springs (4-1), which scored 10 runs in the third inning.

Drake Debeir and Kaden Corlett each added two RBIs to back freshman Abe Ahlberg’s first varsity victory. Ahlberg allowed just one hit and struck out six in four innings.



River Falls 9, Superior 0

The Spartans fell to their Big Rivers Conference foe at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

This story was edited at 4:50 p.m. on May 7 to correct the name of the Superior softball pitcher. It was originally posted at 3:30 p.m.

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