5/16/2019 1:45:00 PM Inconsistent results haunting Chisago Lakes' season so far
Chisago Lakes 11, Cambridge-Isanti 0 (6 innings) Ethan Prokosch threw five scoreless innings and seven different Wildcats drove in runs as the Wildcats crushed the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets 11-0. The Wildcats blew the game open with six runs in the third inning. The Wildcats had just eight hits in the game but took advantage of seven walks by Bluejacket pitchers. The game was played at Cambridge last Thursday, May 9.
Ryan Sanvik doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dylan Tashjian has two hits, including a double, and drove in two. Tommy Dubbs doubled for the Wildcats’ other extra-base hit. Five Wildcats drove in one run apiece: Mitch Hasselquist, Mason Molde, Zach Mueller, Augie Brown and Adam Brown. In fivei innings, Prokosch gave up just two hits, walked one and struck out three to pick up the win. Seth Thompson allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning. Grand Rapids 5, Chisago Lakes 3 The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks took advantage of walks and errors to score four runs in the first two innings and hung on to beat the Wildcats 5-3 in a game played at Pat Collins Field at Chisago Lakes High School Friday, May 10.
In the top of the first inning, a walk, a hit, an error, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly led to a 2-0 lead for the Thunderhawks. In the second, a single, two errors, another single and a passed ball resulted in two more runs and the Wildcats found themselves down 4-0. The Wildcats cut the deficit in half in the fourth inning. With no outs, Ryan Sanvik singled, Logan Bjorkman walked and Connor Bleymeyer singled to load the bases. Mason Molde and Mitch Hasselquist each drove in a run with a groundout to make the score 4-2. The Wildcats handed another run to Grand Rapids in the top of the sixth. A walk and a passed ball put a runner on second with one out. The next batter singled to center to drive in the runner to make the game 5-2. In the bottom of the sixth, Bjorkman singled with one out and stole second. He scored when Bleymeyer reached on an error to cut the Grand Rapids lead to 5-3. But the rally stalled there as a flyout and a ground out ended the inning. Tommy Dubbs walked to lead off the bottom of the seventh, but next three batters went down in order to end the game.
Wildcat pitchers gave up just three hits, but they walked eight. Four errors and three passed balls didn’t help, either. Only two of the five runs the Wildcats allowed were earned.
St. Francis 13, Chisago Lakes 4 The St. Francis Fighting Saints scored three or more runs in four different innings and crushed the Wildcats 13-4 this past Monday, May 13 at St. Francis. The Saints pounded out 12 hits and took advantage of seven walks and four Wildcat errors. They scored three runs in each of the first two innings, four runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth. St. Francis pitchers also walked seven, but the Wildcats only had two hits, one of which was a fourth-inning home run to left field by Logan Bjorkman. Mason Molde singled in the seventh for the Wildcats’ only other hit. Baseball Banter The Wildcats (6-10-0) will wrap up the regular season in the next few days. They will host the Princeton Tigers this afternoon at 4:30 at Chisago Lakes High School. On Monday, May 20, the Jordan Hubmen will host the Wildcats at Siebert Field on the campus of the University of Minnesota at 5 p.m. The Wildcats will head back home to play the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets on Tuesday, May 21. The regular season ends Wednesday, May 22 as the Wildcats welcome the Forest Lake Rangers to Lindstrom for a 7 p.m. game