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14-run seventh lifts T-wolves

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 5/27/21

LITTLEFORK— Ely exploded for 14 runs in the top of the seventh inning here as they rallied to top Littlefork-Big Falls in blustery conditions on Tuesday. The Vikings had been up 9-6 heading …

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14-run seventh lifts T-wolves

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LITTLEFORK— Ely exploded for 14 runs in the top of the seventh inning here as they rallied to top Littlefork-Big Falls in blustery conditions on Tuesday. The Vikings had been up 9-6 heading into the frame, but Ely ended up cruising to a 20-9 final score to improve to 9-10 on the season.
Ely junior Harry Simons pitched four and two-thirds innings, scattering three hits and striking out five. But five unearned runs for the Vikings kept Simons from notching the win. That honor went to senior Will Davies who pitched an inning and a third in relief. Sophomore Gunnar Hart pitched the final frame for Ely.
Simons had a big day offensively, with three hits. Sophomore Logan Loe notched two hits and tallied four RBIs while junior Chase Sandberg went two-for-two while driving in three runs.
Ely lost a closer contest last Thursday in Nashwauk when they fell 7-3 to the top-seeded Spartans. Simons did well from the mound, scattering seven hits and allowing no earned runs, but took the loss. Four Ely errors and some base-running miscues proved fatal to the Wolves’ cause. And Ely couldn’t deliver in the clutch offensively, stranding 13 baserunners in the matchup.
Simons paced Ely offensively, with two hits and a run scored.
Playing at home under the lights last Wednesday, the Wolves cruised to 12-2 five-inning victory over Northeast Range. The Nighthawks’ Elliot Levens opened the scoring in the top of the first with an RBI single, and it took until the third inning for Ely to answer. But the Wolves put three on the board in the frame and added six more runs in the fourth to take command of the ballgame. Ely junior Bryce Fairchild notched the win, scattering four hits and allowing just one run in three innings from the mound. Loe pitched two innings in relief, allowing one run, while striking out three.
Mason Davis paced Ely hitters with two hits and four RBIs.  NER pitchers aided the Wolves’ cause, issuing ten walks in the contest. Braylen Liselegard had one hit and scored a run for the Nighthawks. 

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