Superior softball stays undefeated against Menomonie; Cloquet wins big over Carlton/Wrenshall; Silver Bay baseball matches up against Carlton/Wrenshall

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Superior softball is off to a perfect 6-0 start to their season, entering a doubleheader on Friday evening with Menomonie. The Spartans have yet to allow a run at home so far this season.

In the second inning, the Spartans were up by one until Keira Corbett blasted one almost off the gate; she makes it to second base and gave Avery Visger room to score.

The Spartans continued to make magic in the second inning, this time with two outs, and Emma Raye notched one to centerfield, giving plenty of time for Paige Johnson to make her way from first base all the way home to score. Superior went on to win big at home, 11-1.

Across the bridge, at Chub Lake Park, the Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors softball team operating in their first year as a co-op hosted the 3-0 Cloquet Lumberjacks for their home opener.

The Lumberjacks lead the game by 2 in the second inning until Raptors Abby Mitchell’s pitch was overthrown allowing Blythe Proulx to score, increasing Cloquet’s lead, to 3-0. The Lumberjacks kept their bats swinging all afternoon, going on to win in a major way, 14-2.

Senior shortstop Roena Diver committed a cycle in the game, resulting in her hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the game. Cloquet will be back on the diamond on the road against Duluth East on Saturday. Game time is set for noon.

It was a busy day at Chub Lake Park as the Raptors baseball, also in their inaugural co-op season, battled the Mariners of Silver Bay.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Mariners were down by one until Jake Stadler’s grounder made room for two Marines to score. Stadler’s pitch to Raptor’s Jake Vernon hits the ground off the catcher’s glove allowing Sam Ojibway to score.

The game was tied at three in the bottom of the sixth, and Coy Williams got a good chunk of the ball, sending it almost out of the park; but it sent Andrew Wellman home for the score. At last check, in the top of the 8th, the game was tied at 6, and a final was yet to be reported before the end of the evening.