FIELD TWP- After consecutive losses, on the road to Ely and at home Monday against Mt. Iron-Buhl, the North Woods softball team got back on the winning track on Tuesday with a 20-5 thumping of Deer …
FIELD TWP- After consecutive losses, on the road to Ely and at home Monday against Mt. Iron-Buhl, the North Woods softball team got back on the winning track on Tuesday with a 20-5 thumping of Deer River on the North Woods diamond.
After shutting down Deer River in the top of the first, the Grizzlies revved up the scoring machine in the bottom of the inning. Karah Scofield, Helen Koch, Skyler Yernatich, Ivy Chauklin, Evelyn Brodeen and Addy Hartway all crossed the plate for scores and the Grizzlies worked the Deer River pitcher for four singles and three walks in the six-run inning.
With Chauklin on the mound holding Deer River to just five runs in four innings, the Grizzlies had little trouble in padding their lead, scoring four runs in the second inning, two in the third, and a game-ending eight-run outburst in the fourth.
Koch accounted for four RBIs on two-for-two hitting, and Avery Thiel, Skyler Yernatich and Ivy Chauklin had two RBIs each.
Chauklin threw 60 pitches in the shortened affair, striking out six while giving up eight hits.
The Grizzlies hoped to exact revenge for an earlier 13-2 loss to MIB when the Rangers came to North Woods on Monday, but the Rangers still managed to squeak out an 9-5 win.
Evelyn Brodeen took the mound for the Grizzlies and backed by good defense kept the Grizzlies close until a three-run blitz in the top of the seventh gave the Rangers a 9-2 lead.
North Woods rallied in their final at bat, but their three runs fell short of closing the gap to force extra innings.
Karah Scofield had two RBIs and Hannah Cheney collected one for the Grizzlies. The Rangers got to Brodeen for 15 hits and seven walks, although she rang up five MIB batters on strike-outs.