Sports roundup from Tuesday, May 13
Alexandria 12, Sartell 2 (Game one); Alexandria 12, Sartell 5 (Game two)
The Alexandria softball team swept a doubleheader with Sartell on Tuesday night, putting up 24 runs in the process.
It was a couple section wins for the Cardinals as senior Sarah Bruzek had a big day at the plate. She had two singles, a double and a home run to go along with two RBIs in game two. Aubree Schmitt and Jana Roste added three RBIs apiece as Roste finished with two singles and a triple. Courtney Bitzan also had a single and two RBIs in game two.
That was plenty of offense for Kaila Dewanz. She got the win by going the first six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out five.
It was much of the same in game one as Alexandria pounded out 14 hits and finished with 29 total on the day. Carley Dropik led the way this time with a single, double and a home run as she finished with three RBIs. Emily Kuennen added three singles to drive in three runs, while Amy Jost had a single and a triple and four RBIs.
Taylor Ellingson went the distance for Alexandria. She scattered four hits and three walks, while striking out six.
WCA 14, Swanville 0
The West Central Area softball team made quick work of Swanville on Tuesday night, winning 14-0.
Doranna Blascyk threw a one-hit shutout in the five-inning win. She also had two hits of her own and Amber Oberg added two as well. Christina Kruize and Lauryn Mclaughlin had three runs apiece as the Knights improved to 11-5 on the season.
Minnewaska 12, Morris 2
The Minnewaska softball team jumped on Morris with four runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 12-2 win on Tuesday night.
The Lakers got three hits and three RBIs from Rachel Bakko. Bayley Pooler went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, while Mady Phillips and Kacia Kollman each had two hits apiece.
Phillips got the win with eight strikeouts in six innings. She scattered five hits while allowing the two earned runs.
Royalton 9, Osakis 8 (Game one); Osakis 7, Royalton 4 (Game two)
The Osakis softball team split a Prairie Conference doubleheader with Royalton on Tuesday night.
Osakis won the nightcap 7-4 after falling in the opener 9-8. The Silverstreaks are now 9-4 overall and 6-2 in league play.
Alexandria 7, St. Cloud Apollo 0
The Alexandria tennis team made quick work of St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday to win its fourth match in the Central Lakes Conference.
Devin Crowe, Brendan Holm, Mark Kallevig and Spencer Vogal all got wins in the singles lineup for the Cardinals. Nick Partington and Levi Duwenhoegger teamed up to win at first doubles. Payton Grandgenett and Andrew Storm did the same at the second spot and Jack Schneider and Graham Hegstad didn’t give up a game at third doubles.
Six of the seven wins for Alexandria came in straight sets as they controlled things from start to finish.
“This was a much better outing for the Cardinals this time around in comparison to the first time we played them earlier in the season,” head coach Dave Ronning said. “Our doubles teams dominated play giving up just five games total in the three spots. All three teams dictated play and kept the Eagles on their heels the entire match.
Brandon-Evansville 8, Hancock 6
The Brandon-Evansville baseball team made things a little harder than the Chargers would have liked, but they got their 11th win in an 8-6 game against Hancock in Evansville on Tuesday night.
Brandon-Evansville held an 8-0 lead after the first four innings before the Owls started to rally. Hancock scored three in the fifth and three more in the sixth.
The Owls (5-8, 2-6 Pheasant) then had the tying run on base with two on and nobody out in the top of the seventh. That brought in Chargers’ junior pitcher Tom Bosek, who suffered a hamstring injury last week. He tweaked that same injury early in his inning of work on Tuesday but got through it and retired all three guys he faced to leave the tying run on second base.
“Coming in, I felt pretty good but first pitch I think I restrained it,” Bosek said. “Throughout my life, I’ve considered myself more of a closer. In Legion, I was a closer so I do better under pressure. I just pitch. Throw strikes and trust your defense.”
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Alexandria 11, Sartell 7 (Game one); Sartell 5, Alexandria 3 (Game two)
The Alexandria baseball team dropped its first game in the Central Lakes Conference on Tuesday with a split at Sartell.
The Cardinals (12-4, 9-1 CLC) fell behind 2-0 in the first inning of game two before Cody McLaughlin tied the game not long after that on a two-run home run to left field.
The Sabres answered again in the third with two more runs. This time, they wouldn’t relinquish that lead. Alexandria left the tying run on third in the bottom of the sixth and loaded the bases in the seventh when the Cardinals were down by two. The Sabres got back-to-back strikeouts to secure the win.
“We had a great opportunity to steal game two but it just was not meant to be on this night,” head coach Russ Hinrichs said. “The Cards were led at the plate by Parker Revering and Mitch Thompson who each had two hits.”
Chris Leary got the start and took the loss after working six-plus innings. He allowed five earned runs on 11 hits and two walks, while striking out five. Thompson threw an inning and walked two and struck out one.
Game one saw Alexandria pound out 15 hits to secure an 11-7 win. Blake Stockert had three of those, including a home run, a double and three RBIs. Zach Peterson added two hits, including a double to go along with two runs and two RBIs. Toby Helgeson went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Parker Bowden, Thompson and Parker Revering each had two hits apiece. Ben Kluver also added a double and three RBIs.
Stockert also got the start and the win in seven innings of work. He allowed seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and seven walks. He struck out five.
The Cardinals still lead the CLC with a 9-1 league mark. Brainerd is 7-2 and in second place, while Sauk Rapids-Rice is 7-5 in league play.
Osakis 9, Upsala-Swanville Area 2
The Osakis baseball team improved to 11-0 with a 9-2 win over Upsala-Swanville Area on Tuesday night.
The Silverstreaks are now 8-0 in the Prairie Conference with a game at home against Eagle Valley on Thursday.
The Osakis girls’ golf team won another Central Minnesota Conference title with a team score of 168.
Eighth grader Alayna Eldred led the way with a 39 to earn medalist honors. Annalise Savageau and Emily Backes each shot a 42, while Peyton Garcia, Ariel Chalmers and Katelyn Foster carded 45s.