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Bulldogs still finding footing with busy schedule

A revised catcher’s interference call allowed the go-ahead run to score for the Osceola Braves in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the lead held, as the Braves beat the Bulldogs 4-3 Wednesday, May 29 at Oakey Park in Osceola, Wisconsin.
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Wildcats fall short in consolation bracket

In the opening game of the Section 7AAA baseball playoffs, the third-seeded Duluth Denfeld Hunters had just six hits. But Wildcat pitchers walked eight batters and hit one, and five of those nine batters scored as the Hunters beat the Wildcats 6-2 Tuesday, May 28 at Duluth. Caden Gibbs drove in one Wildcat run with a first inning single, and Kellen Meissner drove in the other with a groundout in the top of the seventh. The loss sent the Wildcats to the elimination bracket, but they actually got a home game as the higher seed, after seventh-seeded Cloquet lost their playoff opener to second-seeded Hermantown.
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‘Dogs win ugly 12-10 against Metro Knights

Clint Eastwood starred in the movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The Bulldogs’ game against the Metro Knights last Monday, May 20, contained all three of those elements.
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Wildcats struggle late

The Coon Rapids Cardinals broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth and shut out the Wildcats 5-0 Wednesday, May 22 at Coon Rapids High School. Coon Rapids pitching held the Wildcats to just three hits and six baserunners overall.
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Showers goes yard for CL to walk off on Vikings

The Monticello Magic erupted for five runs in the top of the fifth inning and went on to beat the Wildcats 8-2 on Tuesday, May 14 at Pat Collins Field at Chisago Lakes High School. The Wildcats led 2-1 going into the fifth. But three singles, a hit batter, a walk, and a double given up by starting pitcher Xavier Taylor led to four Magic runs with no outs. Another run scored on a groundout, and Monticello led 6-2. They added two more runs in the seventh to make the final score 8-2. Caden Gibbs singled in one of the Wildcats runs, and Ian Larsen drove in the other one with a sacrifice fly.
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Wildcats finish second at true team state

The Wildcats girls finished second to Rocori at the True Team State Tournament last Saturday, May 18 at Stillwater High School. The Wildcats edged out Byron by just 1 ½ points for second, showing once again how every athlete finishing an event, no matter how far back they are, can make a difference in a True Team event since every finishing athlete is awarded team points.
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Injuries a factor in late season swoon for ‘Cats

Playing without injured star pitcher Anna Zaruba, the Wildcats lost to the Rock Ridge Wolverines 7-1 on Wednesday, May 15 at Chisago Lakes High School. Only three of the seven runs allowed by Wildcat pitcher Makenna Thorsen were earned. The Wildcats scored their only run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jesa Leritz led off the inning with a single. Morgan Kotval sacrificed her to second. Leritz stole third and, one out later, scored on a single by Sam Johnson.
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Chisago Lakes reigns over Mississippi 8, again

Melana Larson’s two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the third broke a 1-1 tie and the Wildcats went on to beat the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets 3-1 Wednesday, May 8 at Chisago Lakes. Makenna Thorsen started and went the first three innings. She allowed one earned run on four hits, walked three and struck out one. Anna Zaruba picked up the win in four innings of relief. She allowed no runs on three hits, walked none, and struck out seven.
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Chisago Lakes bests North Branch, again

The Chisago Lakes Wildcats beat their archrivals for the second time this season, shutting out the North Branch Vikings 4-0 this past Monday, May 6 at Chisago Lakes High School. Makenna Thorsen pitched a shutout for the Wildcats. She allowed ten hits, walked two and struck out three, and pitched her way out of a few jams. Hannah Bernier took the loss for the Vikings. She allowed four earned runs on six hits, walked two and struck out nine.
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Wildcats trade games in Bluejacket doubleheader

In the first game of a doubleheader at Cambridge-Isanti High school, Xavier Taylor tossed a four-hitter to lead the Wildcats to a 6-1 win over the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets on Wednesday, May 1. Taylor allowed one earned run on four hits, walked three and struck out seven in picking up the win.

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