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Woodbury baseball: Royals use late comeback, sweep rival Park

Woodbury's Quinten Strub throws to first during the Royals' sweep of rival Park last week.

Woodbury used some late-inning dramatics to seal a 6-2 victory Monday in the first game of a doubleheader with Park in Cottage Grove and rolled that momentum into a 10-5 victory in the second game.

Senior Sawyer Moon finished 1-for-3 with three RBI, junior Nick Yan went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and senior Josh Sharp was 1-for-4 with a run and RBI. Seniors Ryan Winter, David Stickels, Quinten Strub and Tom Matejka also scored for Woodbury.

Junior Ben Meyer got the win in relief of Royals senior starter Brandon Mazur. Meyer threw a scoreless seventh inning after Mazur went six innings. Mazur allowed two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out nine.

In the second game Winter finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Sebastian Holte-Macera went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run while Stickels and Scanlon each went 2-for-4. Stickels reached base in all four plate appearances and drove in two runs.

"I think we have guys who are grinding with two strikes and they realize if they can piece together a nine-pitch at-bat, even if it's a strikeout it's a quality at-bat," Woodbury head coach Kevin McDermott said.

Zurn, Stedt and Kyle Strand drove in runs for the Wolfpack, which mounted a comeback late in the game. Alex Kielsa, Mulvihill, Strand, Bickel, Rheault and Schmidt all had base hits for Park.

Nathan Wallgren got the win for Woodbury after throwing five innings. Wallgren allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three.

Strand started for the Wolfpack and gave up seven runs, three earned, on six hits, walked three and struck out one.

Following the win over Park, Woodbury built a 6-5 lead after five innings Tuesday against Roseville but couldn't hang on in a 10-7 loss in Roseville.

The Royals outhit the Raiders 11-8 but couldn't produce many runs after Roseville took a 10-6 lead in the sixth inning.

Woodbury senior Ryan Winter finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base. Senior Josh Sharp went 2-for-2 with a run and RBI while senior Quinten Strub had a 1-for-2 day with two RBI. Senior David Stickels added an RBI with a 1-for-3 performance. Stickels also scored a run.

Royals junior starter Nick Yan lasted four innings and allowed four runs on three hits. Yan struck out one and walked one.

The next day, Woodbury picked up a pair of wins Wednesday with an 8-3 victory and an 8-1 win in Woodbury.

The Royals pounded out 11 hits and never trailed against the Raiders.

Woodbury junior Nick Yan led the team with a 2-for-4 performance and three RBI. Yan scored two runs as well. Senior Ryan Winter went 2-for-4 with a run and two stolen bases while senior Ryan Scanlon went 2-for-4 with two runs.

Royals junior starter Nick Bentley threw a complete game with eight strikeouts. Bentley gave up one run on five hits and did not walk a batter.

Woodbury led throughout in the first game of the doubleheader in an 8-3 victory where Hastings only managed three runs in the seventh inning.

Yan paced the offense with a 2-for-3 day with two RBI and one run. Scanlon finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and senior Quinten Strub went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Senior Thomas Matejka added an RBI and went 1-for-2.

Junior pitcher Ben Meyer went five innings for the win on the mound. Meyer did not allow a run on four hits while striking out four and walking none.

On Thursday, Forest Lake broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning with a run and added an insurance run in the sixth that proved to be the game winner in a 5-4 victory in Woodbury.

The Royals outhit the Rangers 9-6 but couldn't put together a big rally despite a 3-for-4 performance from senior Ryan Winter. Winter had a double, scored two runs and stole three bases in the loss.

Senior Sawyer Moon went 2-for-3 while senior Josh Sharp, senior Ryan Scanlon and senior Quinten Strub each had base hits.

Woodbury junior starter Dillon Waugh lasted 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on three hits. Waugh walked four and struck out one.

To close the week, Woodbury lost both games of a doubleheader Friday against Stillwater in Stillwater.

The Royals (7-8, 6-8 SEC) lost 6-2 and 11-4 against the Ponies and struggled to produce runs.

Woodbury had eight hits in the 11-4 loss with senior Ryan Scanlon going 2-for-4 with a run and RBI. Senior Quinten Strub and junior Ben Meyer each drove in a run and had a base hit.

Senior Nate Wallgren gave up seven runs, six earned, on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. Wallgren walked four and struck out one.

The Royals managed just two hits in the first game of the doubleheader in a 6-2 loss.

Stillwater grabbed a 4-0 lead after the first inning and made it 5-0 in the second inning. Woodbury cut the lead to 5-2 in the fifth inning before the Ponies tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

Senior Thomas Matejka and Strub accounted for the two hits for the Royals with Matejka driving in one run with a 1-for-2 performance. Strub went 1-for-2 with a run and senior Sawyer Moon had an RBI. Junior Dillon Waugh scored a run as well.

Senior starter Brandon Mazur gave up six runs on seven hits in six innings. Mazur walked four hitters and struck out two.