Roundup: Arrows bounce back, finish regular season 19-1

Jaden Norby strikes out nine in the win on the mound.

Ashby's Carter Spangler pitches in a game on May 4, 2021. Spangler had a first-inning single that scored a run against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on May 25 as he helped the Arrows win 6-1 to wrap up a 19-1 regular season. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Ashby baseball responded to its only loss of the season in a 4-3 game against Upsala-Swanville Area (17-2) on Monday by beating Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (9-7) 6-1 on May 25.

Carter Spangler had a first-inning single that scored a run. The Arrows (19-1) added three more runs in the sixth inning with the help of hits from Carson and Carter Spangler. Brodie Ecker and Evan Paulson also collected multiple hits in the game for Ashby.

Jaden Norby started on the mound and got the win. The senior allowed one run on six hits, while striking out nine in 6 2/3 innings.

“Proud of the guys for bouncing back after a tough loss (Monday) night,” Ashby head coach Jared Larson said. “It was a great regular season and I’m looking forward to seeing what the postseason has in store.”

Ashby will be one of the top two seeds in the North half of Section 6A when the tournament is officially seeded by the QRF through on May 28. New York Mills (17-2) looks like the probable No. 1 seed as both the Arrows and Eagles are ranked as top-three teams in Class A through the QRF.


Scores from Tuesday, May 25

(Stats not yet available)

Upsala-Swanville Area (17-2) 24, West Central Area (5-12) 6

Ottertail Central (4-15) 9, Parkers Prairie (8-10) 5

Parkers Prairie 11, Ottertail Central 1 (F/6 innings)

Osakis (4-12) 12, Browerville-Eagle Valley (5-12) 2

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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