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Tigers rout LOW, remain undefeated in conference

Third baseman Sam Hitchcock fielded a ground ball during Nevis' win over Lake of the Woods Tuesday. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Ten different players contributed at least one hit as the Nevis baseball team rolled to a 22-4 Northland Conference victory over Lake of the Woods Tuesday in a make-up game at Nevis.

Lake of the Woods scored three runs in the top of the first inning before the Tigers tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of that inning before pulling away by scoring four times in the second, six times in the third and nine times in the fourth to win via the 10-run rule for the sixth time this season. This game ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

Jack DeWulf led Nevis' 19-hit attack by going 2 for 3 with a double and grand-slam home run, four stolen bases, five runs scored and six RBI. Shep Davis went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two stolen bases, three runs and three RBI while Adam Thompson went 2 for 3 with four runs scored and three stolen bases. Cain Mitchell (2 for 4 with two RBI), Dillon McGee (2 for 3, one run, one RBI), Jack Landquist (2 for 4 with a double, one run, one RBI), Tucker Roehl (2 for 4, two runs, two RBI) and Sam Hitchcock (2 for 3 with two doubles, one run, two RBI) also contributed offensively. Dawson McGee scored two runs while Ian Ahrendt and Ethan Klimek scored one run apiece. Derek Lindow went 1 for 2 with an RBI and Dan Mistic went 1 for 2 with one run and one RBI to complete the Tigers' offensive attack.

Lindow picked up the win, allowing one run on three hits while recording four strikeouts in three innings of relief. Mistic started and gave up three runs on three hits and four walks while pitching into the second inning. Davis pitched a scoreless fifth inning.

The win lifted Nevis to 10-0 in the conference and 13-1 overall. The Tigers, who were rated No. 4 in the latest state Class A poll, lead Blackduck (10-1) in the Northland Conference standings. LOW fell to 3-7 on the season.

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