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Tigers rout CL-B, split pair with Ely

Ely handed the Nevis baseball team its first loss of the season in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.

The Tigers extended their undefeated streak with a 21-2 five-inning win over Cass Lake-Bena Friday and a 10-6 win over Ely in the first game Saturday. Ely rebounded from that loss to edge Nevis 4-1 in Saturday's second game at Nevis.

Nevis took advantage of 14 walks to remain undefeated in Northland Conference play with an easy win over Cass Lake-Bena.

The Tigers scored nine runs in the first inning and eight runs in the second inning to end this game early via the 10-run rule. Jack DeWulf led the offense by going 3 for 3 with a triple, two runs scored and seven RBI. Adam Thompson (2 for 2 with three runs and three stolen bases), Jack Landquist (2 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBI), Tucker Roehl (2 for 3) and Shep Davis (1 for 2 with two runs and three RBI) also aided the Tigers' 11-hit attack. Wyatt Rech, Logan Funk, Reese Kline and Dillon McGee (who also had three steals) scored two runs each. Roehl earned the win, teaming with Jack DeWulf and Dan Mistic on a four-hitter.

Nevis overcame an early 4-1 deficit as a four-run second inning and three-run sixth inning sparked a 10-6 win over Ely in Saturday's opener.

The Tigers had 11 hits with Jack DeWulf (2 for 4 with a triple and three runs), Luke DeWulf (2 for 4), and Landquist (3 for 4 with two RBI) leading the way. The DeWulfs, Davis, Mistic and Sam Hitchcock each drove in a run while Roehl and Hitchcock had a double each. McGee allowed two earned runs on seven hits and six walks with six strikeouts over six innings for the win.

Nevis was held to only three hits in the second game as Ely salvaged the split.

Thompson scored the Tigers' only run in the first inning as Ely scored three runs in the fourth to pull off the win. Thompson (who stole four bases in the two games), Davis and Roehl had the only hits for the Tigers as Thompson took the loss by giving up four runs on five hits over five innings.

Nevis is now 9-0 in the conference and 12-1 overall. Cass Lake fell to 4-4 while Ely is now 10-3.