Tigers close out regular season with two losses
The Nevis baseball team closed out the regular season with a pair of losses.
After defeating Menahga 9-5 on May 15, the Tigers ended Northland Conference play with a 13-7 loss to Blackduck on May 16 before closing the regular season with a 10-0 six-inning loss to Fosston at Bemidji Thursday.
A five-run fifth inning sparked the Tigers past Menahga.
Jack DeWulf (2 for 4 with a double, one run, one RBI), Luke DeWulf (1 for 3 with a triple, one run, three RBI), Tucker Roehl (1 for 2, two runs), Dan Mistic (1 for 3, one run) and Adam Thompson (1 for 3, two runs, two RBI) led Nevis' seven-hit attack. Andrew Dudley started and picked up the win, allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings. Thompson gave up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts over the final two innings.
Blackduck pounded out 20 hits and took advantage of five errors to defeat the Tigers in the conference finale.
Nevis led 3-1 after the first inning before the Drakes scored three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings and two runs in both the fifth and seventh innings to spark the win.
The Tigers finished with 15 hits with Jack Landquist (2 for 4, one run, one RBI), Luke DeWulf (2 for 5 with a home run, two runs, one RBI), Roehl (2 for 4, one RBI), Mistic (2 for 3, one run) and Thompson (2 for 5, one run) leading the way. Jack DeWulf (eight runs on 15 hits over 4.1 innings) took the loss while Roehl and Dillon McGee finished up.
Blackduck improved to 7-5 in the conference and 7-10 overall while Nevis fell to 8-3 in conference play. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley claimed the conference title with a 12-0 record while Pine River-Backus finished at 8-4. Following Blackduck were Lake of the Woods (5-5), Kelliher-Northome (4-6), Cass Lake (4-7), Laporte (1-9) and Red Lake (0-10).
Fosston improved to 15-2 by shutting out at the Tigers in the regular-season finale.
Nevis managed only two hits on singles by Roehl and Mistic. Luke DeWulf (seven runs on 12 hits in five innings) took the loss while Roehl (three runs on two hits) pitched the sixth.
The loss dropped Nevis' record to 14-6.