Negaunee girls rack up runs in sweep of Norway

By ADAM NIEMI

Iron Mountain Daily News

NORWAY — It just wasn’t Norway’s day.

Negaunee rolled with a 26-run day to sweep Norway in a non-conference doubleheader on Friday.

The Miners (6-2) won the first game 14-1 and the second 12-5.

Norway made 11 errors on the day.

Negaunee scored 12 runs in the first two innings of the first game.

The Knights (4-4) made five errors in the first game and six in the second.

Negaunee did its part to challenge Norway’s defense with 20-30 mph gusts blowing left to right all day. And the Miners did it with basically their junior varsity team.

“I’m really pleased. It’s prom weekend for us this weekend,” Negaunee head coach Randy Carlson said. “We had three varsity players and nine JVs we brought down for today. I thought the girls played really well. I couldn’t be happier. We hit the ball well, we fielded well, we pitched well. Good effort all around.”

Morgan Carlson had two doubles in the first game for Negaunee. Skylar Hall and Katelyn Lammi doubled. Larissa Anderson tripled.

In the second game, the Knights’ offense came alive a little more with a two-run third and a run in each of the final three innings.

Norway batters struck out nine times in the second game and seven times in the first game.

Hall pitched the first game for Negaunee.

“She’s our ace and she’s been pitching great all year,” Carlson said.

Anderson started on the mound for Negaunee in the second game.

Norway’s next game is home against Munising on Thursday, May 2. Negaunee plays Ishpeming on Tuesday.