May 1, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 101

Devils edge Washburn in first game

WASHBURN, Wis. — Ironwood overcame a 4-0 deficit and then held off Washburn in the last inning to win 9-7 in their first game of the season in Indianhead Conference play on Tuesday night.

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Ironwood’s Matt Dary attempts to bunt for a suicide squeeze during Tuesday’s Indianhead Conference game at Washburn.

“In the first inning, we were like a fawn trying to stand on its legs for the first time,” Ironwood manager Dan Niemi said. “This was our first experience outside the gym and it took us about three innings to get going. But I was very happy and very satisfied with the boys, because we didn’t lay down and we kept fighting.”

Washburn manager Frank Pufall gave the Red Devils credit for an “impr...