Rich Klein (pictured) hurled a complete game three-hitter as the fifth-seeded Woodbury baseball team shutout No. 12 seed Como Park, 5-0, in the Section 4AAA opener on Thursday at Royals Field. Klein struck out four batters in seven innings of work. With the win, the Royals advance to a section quarterinal matchup at fourth-seeded Hill-Murray next Tuesday.
The 2009 season came to an end for Corie Niesen (pictured) and the Woodbury softball team as the Royals lost back-to-back games in the second round of the sectional tournament and were eliminated from postseason play. Woodbury fell to Suburban East Conference rivals Stillwater and Cretin-Derham Hall on Tuesday evening in North St. Paul and wrapped up this year's campaign with a record of 9-14.
Katie Stodolka went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs batted in as the New Life Academy softball team downed St. Agnes, 3-1, in the third round of the Section 4A playoffs on Saturday at Mendakota Fields. It was the second victory of the blustery day for the Eagles, who bested Providence Academy, 9-0, in the morning game.
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