Mud Dogs oust Juniors


Erika Paulsen tossed a complete-game shutout as the fifth-ranked Fort Frances Mud Dogs eliminated the 11th-seeded Fort Frances Juniors with an 18-0 romp in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoff action last night at VanJura.
After being tagged with the loss in an 8-1 defeat to the fourth-seeded Red Gut Babes on Monday, the right-hander was hurling missiles past the Juniors’ hitters all game.
The Mud Dogs’ offence, which virtually was non-existent Monday, woke up in a big way against Juniors’ starter Rylee Redford.
Paulsen next will trade fastballs with Nancy Indian, the league’s winningest pitcher this season, when the Mud Dogs face the top-ranked Lynx in Big Grassy this Monday.
The Lynx were upset in the first round by the eighth-ranked Dawson Diggers.
But were more than back to their old selves last night as they routed the 10th-seeded Sabaskong Cougars 27-0.
Indian was flawless in the triumph—throwing a no-hitter.
At Couchiching last night, the sixth-ranked Lady Raiders rebounded from a rough loss in Northwest Bay on Monday to oust the 12th-seeded Big Island Wildcats 19-12.
Sydney Jones got the win while Candi Kelly took the loss.
The Lady Raiders next will host the seventh-ranked Manitou Blaze on Monday.
The Blaze sent the ninth-ranked Sabaskong Tebinaak packing with an 18-6 victory last night.
Summer Leonard pounded two homers to make a winner out of Karma Andy.