Wildcats dominating all over the field
Wildcats dominating all over the field
Chisago Lakes 15, Monticello 6
Mark Sontag hit his first home run of the season, Will Gillach drove in four runs and Kellen Reed drove in three as the Wildcats pounded Monticello 15-6 last Thursday, May 1 at Monticello. Monticello scored three runs in the second inning and three runs in the third inning. Each time, the Wildcats responded with three in the next half inning. The Wildcats shut down Monticello after that but kept scoring runs themselves, piling on nine more runs over the final three innings.
The Wildcats lashed 18 hits in the game. Gillach, Joe Kimlinger and Mitch Berg had three hits apiece. Matt Hasselquist, Reed and Gabe Gustafson each had two hits. Kimlinger, Sontag, Berg and Noah Taylor each had one RBI. Colton Mueller pitched effectively in relief for the Wildcats, though he was a little wild. In the final three innings of the game, he allowed no runs one just one hit, walked four and struck out three.
Chisago Lakes 12, Duluth Denfeld 3
Mark Sontag lined a home run to straightaway left as the Wildcats scored twelve runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 12-3 win over Duluth Denfeld last Saturday, May 3. The game was a home game for the Wildcats, but was played at Osceola’s high school field. The varsity field at Chisago Lakes High School was unusable because of extremely soggy field conditions, especially in the outfield. Louis Kastenbauer, Tyler Smith and Kellen Reed combined to pitch seven innings. Between them, they allowed two earned runs on four hits, walked one and struck out nine. The Wildcats hammered out eleven hits. Five different players doubled for the Wildcats: Will Gillach, Matt Hasselquist, Gabe Gustafson, Kyle Graeve and Reed. Gillach led the Wildcats with three RBIs and Hasselquist and Sontag drove in two runs apiece. Hasselquist, Graeve and Gustafson each had two hits.
Chisago Lakes 8, Osceola (Wisc.) 3
Matt Hasselquist blasted a home run to left in the third inning as the Wildcats scored three times in the third and five more times in the fifth to beat Osceola 8-3 in their second game of the day last Saturday, May 2 at Osceola. Matt Hasselquist, Mark Sontag and Will Gillach combined to give up three earned runs on five hits, walked three and struck out eight in the win. Kyle Graeve hit his first triple of the season, and Sontag, Kellen Reed and Anders Brown each doubled. Hasselquist and Sontag had two hits apiece. Hasselquist drove in two runs and Joe Kimlinger, Gabe Gustafson, Mitch Berg, Kyle Graeve and Sontag each drove in one run in the win.
Chisago Lakes 12, Princeton 2 (6 innings)
Kyle Graeve ended the game with a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Wildcats, who scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. to beat the Princeton Tigers 12-2 Monday, May 5 at Chisago Lakes High School. Kellen Reed also homered for the boys from Chisago. The potent Wildcat hitting attack has now scored 47 runs in the past four games including at least one home run in each game. In those four games, the Wildcats have piled up 53 hits, including 13 doubles and three triples. Against Princeton, Reed homered in the bottom of the sixth to drive in Hasselquist and put the Wildcats up 8-2.
Gabe Gustafson and Noah Taylor singled and Tim Abrahamson walked to load the bases. Graeve drilled a 1-2 pitch over the center field fence to clear the bases, putting the Wildcats up 12-2 and ending the game because of the ten run rule. Reed drove in three runs and Gabe Gustafson and Mitch Berg each had an RBI. Hasselquist doubled and Reed tripled. Graeve and Gustafson each had three hits and Will Gillach, Hasselquist and Berg had two hits apiece. Reed also stole home on the back end of a double steal. Louis Kastenbauer started and went four innings for the Wildcats, allowing one earned run on five hits, walked one and struck out two. Mark Sontag pitched the final two innings, allowing just one hit.