Baseball: Woodbury wins on the road, East Ride wins crosstown game
Woodbury 4, Stillwater 3
After losing to Stillwater in the first game of the series, Woodbury was determined to get this win against the Ponies on Friday. The Royals were down 3-0 in the last inning and came back to win the game 4-3 and earn a big road win.
The bases were loaded with two outs as Woodbury faced a 3-0 deficit with one out left in the game. Riley Frisk came up to the plate and knocked a single to the shortstop allowing one run to score and it became a 3-1 game.
With the bases loaded again, Josh Hawksford came up ready to swing. He connected on a ball and it traveled to left field clearing the bases as he recorded a double. Those three runs gave the Royals the lead heading into the bottom of the inning.
Frisk pitched the first six innings and gave up zero earned runs on five hits, while he struck out three batters. In the seventh, head coach Kevin McDermott put Adam Mazur on the mound.
Mazur didn't disappoint as he had a perfect inning and struck out two batters to save the victory for Woodbury on the road.
Woodbury will continue its road trip as the Royals travel to Cretin-Derham Hall on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.
East Ridge 14, Park 2
It was a dominating win for East Ridge on Friday over crosstown rival Park as the Raptors captured a 14-2 victory.
The Raptors had three pitchers on the mound throughout the game starting off with Ryan Thelen who pitched four innings and gave up one run, two hits and struck out two batters. Then, Zach Thompson came in for two innings and gave up one hit, zero runs and struck out two batters.
Finally, Tanner Stafne threw the last inning giving up one run and one hit and struck out one batter.
East Ridge received some offensive help especially from the bats of Max Moris and Ben North. Moris went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and one RBI. North was 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs and three RBIs.
The final five batters for the Raptors each earned one RBI to help build the score for East Ridge.
As for Park, Nick Thorson and Matt Wilkinson each earned an RBI as the Wolfpack recorded four hits.
East Ridge will travel to Forest Lake at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20.
Woodbury 7, Forest Lake 6 (9 innings)
It took nine innings for a winner to be determined on Wednesday as Woodbury and Forest Lake battled for a conference win.
The Royals scored six runs in the third inning to lead 6-2, but Forest Lake came back in the fourth inning to tie it up at 6-6. That scored remained the same until the bottom of the ninth when Adam Mazur came up to the plate.
The bases were loaded with one out in the inning. Mazur saw the signal to sacrifice bunt and try to do a squeeze play.
The senior shortstop and pitcher laid it down and the Forest Lake pitcher committed an error to allow the Woodbury runner to score and win the game.
Mazur had two RBIs in the game, while Josh Hawksford earned four RBIs. Quinn Krueger was on the mound for four innings as he recorded four earned runs and struck out four batters. Brock Rinehart pitched the last five innings and gave up zero runs, zero hits and zero walks with five strikeouts.
Woodbury will take this momentum and try to make it a 3-0 record this week on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. as the Royals travel to Stillwater for an important conference game.
Stillwater 5, East Ridge 0
Stillwater scored five runs in the first three innings to take a 5-0 lead, but that's all the Ponies needed as they defeated East Ridge on Wednesday with a 5-0 final score.
Cam Hunter started the game for the Raptors and gave up three runs in four innings with two strikeouts. Sam Szymanski and Evan Molin combined for three innings giving up zero runs and two hits with two strikeouts.
East Ridge had three total hits against the Ponies and Max Moris went 2-for-3 on the day. Tanner Stafne had the other hit in the game.
The Raptors will head to Park on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. for a crosstown rivalry game.
Providence Academy 11, New Life Academy 0
It was a hard loss for New Life Academy as the Eagles fell to Providence Academy on Wednesday with an 11-0 final score.
New Life had five total hits on Wednesday and Noah Rodriguez went 2-for-3, while Matthew Maynard went 2-for-2. The Eagles had four total pitchers go through the game on the mound.
New Life will head to Byron on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
East Ridge 14, White Bear Lake 2
It was a dominating performance for East Ridge as the Raptors won 14-2 on the road against White Bear Lake on Monday.
There was a strong offensive production by all the players throughout the game as four players earned two hits. Out of the 12 batters that came up to the plate, nine players earned a hit.
Anthony LaValle led the Raptors with four RBIs, while Ben North and Joe Trollen each earned two RBIs on the day.
The pitching team didn't give up an earned run as Blake Ritzer started the first four innings giving up five hits and striking out five batters.
East Ridge will look to continue building on the win with a home game against Stillwater on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Woodbury 7, Roseville 0
The Royals traveled to Northwestern on Monday to take on Roseville for a conference game. Adam Mazur came on the mound and did what Mazur does best.
His ability to throw strikes and keep batters guessing was shown on Monday as he pitched a complete game shutout including one hit and 12 strikeouts.
It was a great game for Mazur on the mound, but he also contributed with his bat as he went 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Along with him, Brock Rinehart scored two runs and another four batters earned a hit in the game.
Woodbury will look to carry that momentum into Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. as the Royals host Forest Lake.
Heritage Christian Academy 6, New Life Academy 2
It was a close game as New Life Academy fell to Heritage Christian on Monday with a 6-2 final score.
Peter Bouillon led the Eagles with 3-for-4 performance, while Noah Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Joey Bucsko started the game and pitched four and one-third innings as he gave up three runs on five hits and struck out six batters. Bouillon pitched the final one and two-thirds innings and gave up another three runs.
New Life will play Providence Academy on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:10 p.m.