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Rough week for Grizzlies on the road

Marcus White
Posted 5/16/19

FIELD TWP - The Grizzlies notched their only win of the week here Tuesday evening, downing the Bluestreaks 9-8. The win came after four straight losses on the road for the North Woods …

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Rough week for Grizzlies on the road

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FIELD TWP - The Grizzlies notched their only win of the week here Tuesday evening, downing the Bluestreaks 9-8. The win came after four straight losses on the road for the North Woods girls.

Senior Regan Ratai the team with two doubles while junior pitcher Taylor Vagle rapped two singles. Vagle also notched the win, allowing just five hits and striking out four.

Further stats on the game were unavailable as the Timberjay went to press on Wednesday.

In Eveleth on Monday, the Grizzlies fell 13-3 in six innings to the Golden Bears. Senior pitcher Alanna Rutchasky gave up 13 runs and struck out two players. Rutchasky also tallied an impressive 23 first strike pitches. Senior Claire Beaudry had four hits, while junior Kennedy Wardas drove in two runs.

Saturday’s game at Silver Bay went to seven innings, with the Grizzlies falling 11-4.

Rutchasky and Beaudry each had two hits. Rutchasky again took the loss.

Last Thursday’s game at Cherry was the Grizzlies worst showing of the week as they lost 15-0 in four innings. That loss, which ended a three-game winning streak for the Grizzlies, marked the start of their four-game slump.

Seniors Hanna Sandberg and Kate Stone each had single runs for the Grizzlies. Rutchasky had one strike and took the loss.

The Grizzlies are set to close the regular season at home on Friday, hosting against International Falls. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

Following their match with International Falls, the Grizzlies will head to the Section 7A tournament.

Brackets for the tournament will likely be set after regular season games conclude around the region this weekend.

Tournament play will begin next Tuesday. Times for the games have not been set.

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