The boys went 2-1 over this past week with all three games determined in the 7th inning. Our two wins were sparked by two comebacks. The boys scored six runs in the 7th inning to beat Tri-City 8-6. Nick Forar got the win and the team knocked out 11 hits led by Koby McBroome’s three hits. On Thursday, our boys split a double-header with a strong Belle Plaine team. Kaden Czech pitched a complete game to win 9-2. We scored seven runs in the 7th to complete the win and were led offensively by Nick Forar, Cade Wiegert, Nate Schwarz, and Kaden Czech who all had multiple hits. Henry Hunt pitched extremely well but was the hard luck losing pitcher in game two.
On Monday, the JV Stars beat Tri-City United 5-1. Leading the way at the plate for the Stars was Ollie Yuhas and Peter Sprenger each with two hits. Bennett Manley, Brayden Zimmerman, and Adam Tebbs pitched well and held TCU to two hits. On Thursday, the Stars took game one of the double-header against Belle Plaine 5-3. Ollie Yuhas pitched well striking out six. The Stars tallied 11 hits and came up with some clutch two-out hitting. In game two, the stars jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the 1st inning and continued adding on in a 9-1 finish. Lucas Anderson, Cam Mellema, and Logan Atol each finished with two hits. Bennett Manley got the win for the Stars allowing three hits and racking up 10 strikeouts in five innings of work.
On Monday, varsity and junior varsity competed in the Bloomington Jefferson invitational at Minnesota Valley Country Club. Our highlights were several girls playing their first 18-hole rounds of their career. We counted scores for varsity from Nadia Turner 111 with an 18 on a par 3, 7th Grader Kendall Hoag 115, 8th grader Ava Boen 119, and senior Rachel Villas 119. On Thursday, we took five girls to the Section Preview in Becker MN. Nadia Turner 99, Chloe Brunsberg 106, Becca Moore 111, Myla Schachner 127, and Issy Bergstrom 125; we had three varsity girls out in a play at CHA. Highlight of week was 8th graders Chloe Brunsberg 32 stroke improvement from Monday to Thursday and Becca Moore with her person best at 111.
The softball team traveled to Belle Plaine on Thursday for a double header. The first game went into extra innings in a 2-1 loss. Ella Schmidt pitched the entire game giving up just three hits and striking out six hitters. Josie Harris (short stop) played an errorless first game and the Stars held the 1-0 lead until the 6th inning. As the leadoff batter, Claire Larkin scored the sole run after she singled in the top of the first to start the game. Megan Hoernemann getting the RBI on a single followed in the 3rd spot. The Stars got eight hits but left seven stranded during the hard fought eight-inning game.
The Stars lost 16-3 in five innings in game two. Trailing 4-3 through three innings, the steam ran out as the fourth inning saw BP take a handy lead. Julia Brouwer made two terrific catches in right field and Megan Hoernemann pitched the complete game with many ground ball outs. Ella Schmidt had two of the Stars three hits. Elli Larson, Claire Larkin & Josie Harris each garnered an RBI.
The varsity and junior varsity boys tennis teams both lost to Mound 7-0 on Monday, April 29. However, on Thursday, May 2 both teams came back strong sweeping all flights against De LaSalle. The Varsity won 7-0 and the JV won 6-0. Our seniors Grant Rovang and Anders Rosdahl were honored on May 2. They are both team captains and their leadership will be missed.
The boys finished four place at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan, MN with a team score of 193. 8th grader Jacob Ferrin placed eighth individually with a score of 45. He is now ranked number nine in the conference for the season-long points race. Junior Ty Watchorn shot a season-low 47 to tie for 11th and Junior Jack Hennen shoots 48 to place 14th.