Sports Notebook for April 24Raptors baseball tops Park in eight innings; Eagles open Polar Classic with win over Mahtomedi.
The school week wrapped up triumphantly on the basepaths for both the East Ridge baseball team and the New Life Academy softball squad.
The Eagles opened its second-straight appearance at North St. Paul's Polar Classic with a 4-0 of Mahtomedi Friday to up their record to a spotless 4-0 record. The victory was the defending Class A state champion's second shutout of an opponent in its four contests of the young 2010 season.
New Life recorded all four of its runs in the opening inning thanks in large part to a two-run double off the bat of Lauren St. John.
From there, the Eagles threw it into cruise control as pitcher Rebekah Schmidt scattered five hits while striking out 14 over seven innings of work for the victory.
With the Saturday games at the Polar Classic rained out, New Life's next contest is now scheduled for Monday, when the Eagles travel west to take on Class AAA's Hopkins on Monday afternoon.
The Raptors improved their record to 5-3 on the season with a 7-6 victory in eight innings at Park on Friday evening. Individual results were not currently available.
Track and Field results from Friday's meets and the SWC boys lacrosse game were not currently available.