CLOQUET- An upset victory over Chisholm in the opening round of Section 7A softball tournament action set the North Woods team up for a long drive to Cloquet on June 3. An 11-2 loss to South Ridge …
CLOQUET- An upset victory over Chisholm in the opening round of Section 7A softball tournament action set the North Woods team up for a long drive to Cloquet on June 3. An 11-2 loss to South Ridge and a 5-1 loss to Carlton made the final road trip home even longer.
The Grizzlies were riding a four-game win streak and flying high after hammering 25 hits in their 15-7 rout of Chisholm, but salty South Ridge pitching kept the Grizzlies locked down until the Panthers already had a 9-0 lead.
Helen Koch came home on an RBI double by Avery Thiel in the fourth, and Evelyn Brodeen scored on a ground out by Addy Hartway in the fifth to account for the Grizzlies’ scoring. Ivy Chaulklin started for North Woods and took the loss.
The Carlton game was another instance in which the Grizzlies fell behind early and had to play catch up. Trailing 5-0 going into the top of the fifth, North Woods scored its only run of the game when Hannah Cheney walked, stole two bases, and then crossed the plate on another grounder by Addy Hartway. North Woods managed just four hits in the game, while Carlton rang up 10 against Evelyn Brodeen, who pitched all six innings in the loss.
The Grizzlies finished the season with a record of 9-13.