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East Ridge baseball: Raptors beat Stillwater, break three-game losing streak

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East Ridge High School's baseball team broke a three-game losing streak last Tuesday before dropping two straight on the road, heading into the third week of regular-season play with a 2-5 overall, 2-4 Suburban East Conference record.

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Originally scheduled for Monday, the East Ridge-Stillwater match-up was rescheduled for Tuesday because of inclement weather. The game not only resulted in the Raptors' second win of the 2012 season, it was also a victory over a Class 3A, state-ranked team: As of Sunday, Stillwater was ranked 16th, behind fellow SEC-competitors Forest Lake (11) and Cretin-Derham Hall (9).

Raptors' senior pitcher Andy Kemper took the win, while freshman Carter Stoehr led the team at-bat with two runs batted in.

The following day, Forest Lake defeated East Ridge, 4-1, on the road. Senior pitcher Mark Landgrebe took the loss, giving up one earned run and three base on balls, while fanning six. Junior Ryan Gregory went 2-for-4 at the plate, while sophomore Luke Ringhofer was 1-for-3 with a RBI.

Senior Andy Sammon pitched a full game against Cretin-Derham Hall last Friday. Despite giving up one earned run, Cretin still edged East Ridge, 3-0, and maintained an unblemished, 6-0 conference record.

Sammon and senior Tommy Wermers each turned two double plays, while at the plate, Sammon went 1-2.

The Raptors play both of its fellow School District 833 schools, Park and Woodbury, this week, hosting Park on Monday, Roseville today and Hudson (Wis.) tomorrow before playing at Woodbury on Friday.

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