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Yellowjackets report: UWS softball fires a pair of shutouts

UWS baseball won for the first time this year.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wisconsin-Superior softball had full control in the pitcher's circle on Monday, throwing a pair of shutouts on their spring break trip to the Gene Cusic Classic.

Taylor Kraemer blanked Alfred State on two hits in a 3-0 UWS victory and Allison Luoma threw a five-hitter as the Yellowjackets shut out Maine-Presque Isle 8-0.

Against Alfred State, Taylor and Kaela Kraemer both made a big dent with their bats, combining for five of UWS' eight hits and all three RBIs. Taylor drove in Kaela with an RBI single in the first, Kaela doubled in Evelyn Thornton in the fifth and then scored on another RBI single from her sister.

Taylor Kraemer struck out five and walked three in her two-hitter.

In game two, UWS got one hit apiece from eight players and scored in three of the four at-bats it needed to get the game called via run rule after 4 1/2 innings. Tiffany Kirk, Ellie Macal and Olivia Bancroft-Hart all had triples.

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Luoma struck out five without walking a batter in her five-inning shutout.

UWS (6-0) continues play on Tuesday against Nazareth and SUNY-Delhi.

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Yellowjackets get first win

Wisconsin-Superior ended a season-opening five game losing streak by taking the second game of a doubleheader against Springfield 9-3 after losing the opener 4-0.

A seven-run second inning was key to the win, even though the Yellowjackets needed only two hits to get it thanks to four walks.

Sam McNosky went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the UWS offense. Matt Tappe pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the win.

In the first game, Springfield's bats awoke first in a matchup of quiet offenses as the Pride scored all four of its runs in the top of the eighth and final inning on three hits and an error.

UWS left 11 runners on base, getting two hits apiece from Christian Garcia and Ben Rhodes.

Ryan Rodriguez pitched seven innings and allowed no runs on five hits. Reliever Jack Rheineck took the loss.

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UWS (1-5) faces Greenville on Tuesday.

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