Hailee Melgeorge singled in Bryton Kukowski with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Wisconsin-Superior defeated the University of Northwestern 5-4 on Friday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex to earn a split of their UMAC doubleheader.

Kukowski had three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored for the Yellowjackets (8-6), who overcame a two-run deficit with three runs in the third inning and then tied the score with a single run in the fifth.

Tayler Kraemer earned the win with four innings of relief.

Northwestern won the first game 8-3 behind two RBIs apiece from Telma Roesler and Kayla Hannasch. Briggs Carlson added three hits and scored three runs.

Losing pitcher Kraemer and Kaileigh Miller each had two hits for UWS.

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Northwestern’s Briggs Carlson (1) safely slides around the tag attempt by UW-Superior catcher Davriana Horvath (5) in the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Northwestern’s Briggs Carlson (1) safely slides around the tag attempt by UW-Superior catcher Davriana Horvath (5) in the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Wisconsin-Superior shortstop Kaela Kraemer (8) fires the ball to first base for an out in the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with Northwestern at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on  on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Wisconsin-Superior shortstop Kaela Kraemer (8) fires the ball to first base for an out in the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with Northwestern at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Wisconsin-Superior’s Bryton Kukowski (20) charges a chopper at third in the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with Northwestern at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on  on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Wisconsin-Superior’s Bryton Kukowski (20) charges a chopper at third in the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with Northwestern at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on on Friday, April 9, 2021. The Yellowjackets lost game one 8-3. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)