|8/1/2019 4:07:00 PM|
Nighthawks earn way into Region 1C playoffs with state in sight
Ramsey 5, North Branch 3
The Ramsey Renegades beat the North Branch Nighthawks 5-2 in the second round of the Eastern Minny League South playoffs last Saturday, July 27 at Isanti. The win sent the Renegades to the championship game to determine the number one seed from the South going into next weekend’s Region 1C playoffs at Hinckley. The loss sent the Nighthawks to the game to determine the third and fourth seeds for the regional playoffs.
Charlie Linder started for the Nighthawks and took the loss. In six innings, he allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits, walked two and struck out four. Clint Mattson and Nick Pilz had three hits each, and Mattson, Pilz and Matt Solberg each drove in a run for the Nighthawks.
North Branch 5, Princeton 2
Matt Robinson pitched seven strong innings and Dawson Linkert drove in two runs to lead the Nighthawks to a 5-2 win over the Princeton Panthers (the team everyone loves to hate) in the Eastern Minny League South playoffs. The win gave the Nighthawks the third seed from the South in the Region 1C playoffs at Hinckley. The Nighthawks will play the Ramsey Renegades, the second seed from the South, this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Jimmy Skroch is expected to get the start for the Nighthawks, who have an excellent chance to get to the Class C state tournament this year.
In seven innings, Robinson allowed two earned runs on three hits, walked three and struck out nine. Skroch got the last four outs to pick up the save, striking out three batters to nail down the win for the Nighthawks. Noah Wolfe doubled, tripled and scored two runs to spark the Nighthawk offense.