BARRON — The Bloomer baseball team had a combined 25 hits in two games of a Heart O'North Conference sweep of Barron on Saturday, winning by scores of 11-7 in eight innings and 11-4.
Zach Ruf and Ethan Rothbauer each had three hits as a part of Bloomer's win in the opener. A back-and-forth game throughout, Bloomer scored four times in the top of the eighth to take the lead for good. Ty Davis was 2-for-5 with an RBI, Leif Iverson drove in three and Adam Malinowski plated two runs for the Blackhawks. Avery Macik struck out four in 3.1 innings on the mound for the win.
Bloomer scored in each of the first five innings of an 11-4 win in the second game.
Ruf added four more hits to go with three runs scored and three RBIs for Bloomer. Cody Goettl was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Rothbauer doubled, scored two runs and drove in three and Malinowski had two hits and three RBIs.
Rothbauer was also strong on the mound, allowing four unearned runs to go with eight strikeouts in four innings.
Bloomer plays at Spooner on Tuesday.
Stevens Point 12-14, Chi-Hi 8-1
At Stevens Point, the Cardinals fell twice in a doubleheader against the Panthers by scores of 12-8 and 14-1.
Five players had at least two hits for Chi-Hi in the first game, a 12-8 defeat. Lucas Steinmetz was 3-for-4 and Nolan Hutzler finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Cardinals. Couper Fosvik, Riley Freid and Luke Franz each had two hits and each scored one run for Chi-Hi, who led 6-3 in the third until the Panthers erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Panthers scored the first 14 runs in game two, a 14-1 win in five innings. Dane Weiland finished 2-for-2 with a run scored for the Cardinals (5-5).
Chi-Hi plays at River Falls on Tuesday.
Stanley-Boyd takes 10th at home invite
At Cadott, the Orioles finished in 10th place as a team at their home invitational at Whispering Pines Golf Course.
Stanley-Boyd finished with a team score of 421, six strokes in front of Cadott and Spencer/Marshfield Columbus for the spot.
Milo Koenig carded an 88 to lead Stanley-Boyd. Jason Brunner (99), Logan Kaz (117) and Theo Chwala (117) rounded out the scoring golfers for the Orioles. Zak Schofield had the top score for the Hornets with a 95. Brant Bowe carded a 105, Cole Sopiarz shot a 111 and Sam Briggs finished the day with a 115 for the Hornets.
Eleva-Strum won the team title with a 335, seven in front of Medford for first. Mondovi's Garrett Gifford (74) edged Altoona's Grant Curtis and Eleva-Strum's Drew Severson (76) for medalist honors.
Thorp wins twice at Gilman
At Gilman, the Cardinals defeated Spencer and Glenwood City at an invite hosted by the Pirates.
Thorp scored twice in the fifth to take the lead for good against the Rockets in a 4-3 victory. Paige Rhyner had two hits including a double and Hailey Zurakowski doubled and drove in one for Thorp. Brooklynn Anderson struck out four in 4.1 innings to earn the win.
Thorp's bats came to life in the second game, slugging 23 hits in a 18-10 win over Glenwood City in six innings.
Kaitlyn Tyznik was 5-for-5 with a double, triple, five runs batted in and two runs scored. Megan Schesel was 4-for-5 with two runs batted in while Raleigh Frankewicz and Rhyner each had three hits. Cassidy Stroinski, Hailey Zurakowski, Brittany Rosemeyer and Kasey Moskiewicz each had to hits as well during the hit parade for the Cardinals.
Anderson struck out five in 2.1 innings of relief to earn the win in the second game for Thorp (11-5).
The Cardinals play a doubleheader at Osseo-Fairchild on Monday.