Prep report: Denfeld baseball prevails in cross-town rivalry – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — Duluth Denfeld earned his first baseball win over rivals Duluth East since 2015, a 12-4 win at Wade Stadium as part of a triangular day with Holy Angels.

Owen Hindermann was 3-on-3 with two doubles and two RBIs in the win while Earl Hendrickson, CJ Christensen and Logan Nylund had two hits each.

Christensen was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs with eight hits in a full game. He struck seven and walked three.

Dillon Teachworth, Dain Fladmark and Max Sazama each had two hits for the Greyhounds.

The teams meet again in a catch-up game at Ordean Stadium on Friday.

Duluth East’s Dain Fladmark (5) returns the ball to first base against Duluth Denfeld’s Owen Hindermann (25) on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Wade Stadium in Duluth.

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Holy Angels 5, Duluth Denfeld 3

Three hits each from Will Briggs and Travis Niznick helped the guest stars leave Duluth with a win.

Nylund got out of trouble several times, allowing only three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings despite 13 hits by the Holy Angels.

Dane Dzuck had a couple of hits and RBIs for the Hunters; Christensen went 2-for-4.

East completed the triangle split by defeating Holy Angels 15-13.

Duluth Denfeld hosts Duluth East in baseball at Wade Stadium

Duluth East’s Dain Fladmark (5) bumps his fists with a teammate after scoring a run Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Wade Stadium in Duluth.

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Duluth Marshall 3, Blake 2

Duluth Marshall 11, Blake 0

Mason Boos and Owen Hayden notched pitching wins and led Duluth Marshall to a 3-2, 11-0 doubles win over host Blake.

Boos pitched three innings in the opener, allowing two hits and a walk while striking three.

Deegan Hoffbauer had the game-winning RBI up top of the eighth inning while Max Berrisford offensively led the Hilltoppers by going 3-on-4 with a three-pointer and an RBI.

AJ Lee was 2-for-4 and Nick Emptage had a hit, two stolen bases and two RBIs for Blake.

Hayden recorded five scoreless innings for Marshall in the rematch, allowing five hits and two walks while playing out five. Boos, Berrisford, Owen Marsolek and Ethen Carlson each added two hits.

Northwest 15, Ladysmith 4

10 Ladysmith, North West 3

Kole Paulsen had two hits, three RBIs and two runs to lead Northwestern to a 15-4 win over Ladysmith, but the Tigers had to settle for the split with Ladysmith visiting when the Lumberjacks won the second game with 10: 3 won in Heart O’ North-Action.

Grady Gustafson and Jace Nelson each had two hits in the opener while Luke Sedin added a solo home run.

Gunnar Olson drove five innings to earn the win, allowing four runs with two hits, four strikeouts and four walks.

Sedin was a bright spot for the Tigers in the loss, collecting three hits, a run and two RBIs.

Vitek hits 51 in 24 hours

Hermantown junior pitcher Natalie Vitek had a memorable weekend, hitting 51 batters in 24 hours after 12-5 and 12-3 wins over Bemidji on Saturday and a 5-4 win over Chisago Lakes on Friday.

Vitek also hit the uncanny stat line of 17 strikeouts in three straight games and logged 21 innings in all three competitions.

In Saturday’s 12-5 win, Vitek allowed five runs with three hits and had three walks while also serving at plate and going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Teammate Avery Farrell went 4-on-5 with five stolen bases, four carries and two RBIs and Ella Seboe was 3-on-4 with one RBI. Lexi Tatro hit a home run and led Bemidji.

In the 12-3 win, Vitek allowed three runs for five hits and had three walks. She also went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Farrell accelerated the Hawks’ offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, three runs, and RBI, while Tatro was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Lumberjacks.

Silver Bay 10, Cromwell Wright 0

Danika Thompson shut down the Cardinals, missing hits in five innings, with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Hope Ernest went 3-on-3 with a pair of doubles, three runs, two stolen bases and two RBIs to lead the Mariners’ offense while Katie and Amy Carpenter added two hits each.

PREPARATION INDICATOR
BASEBALL
Duluth East 15, Holy Angels 13
Holy Angels 5, Duluth Denfeld 2
Duluth Denfeld 12, Duluth East 4
Duluth Marshall 3, Blake 2
Duluth Marshall 11, Blake 0
South Ridge 13, International Falls 1
Moose Lake/Willow River 16, International Falls 5
Ely 6, ridge 5
Northwest 15, Ladysmith 4
10 Ladysmith, North West 3

YOUNG LACROSSE
14 Woodbury, 9 Duluth

GIRL LACROSSE
Irondale 12, Duluth 10

SOFT BALL
Cloquet 6, Grand Rapids 1
Hibbing 9, Esko 1
Silver Bay 10, Cromwell Wright 0
12 Hermantown, 5 Bemidji
12 Hermantown, 3 Bemidji

BOYS TENNIS
Superior 5, Ashland 2

Duluth Denfeld hosts Duluth East in baseball at Wade Stadium

Duluth East’s Sam McEvoy (4) slides into third base against Duluth Denfeld on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Wade Stadium in Duluth.

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