Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Adam Beyer, coach
The Cubs' baseball team had another busy week last week. With hopes of still winning the conference title, it was a very important week as well. On Tuesday, May 10, they hosted Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in a conference battle. The Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jordan Joseph that scored leadoff batter Austin Ruehle. HL-W-W tied things up in the top of the fourth, and then took the lead by scoring one run in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth the Cubs scored two runs, but HL-W-W added three insurance runs in the seventh and would hold on for a 7-3 victory. Starting pitcher Aaron Laabs went four innings, giving up one run, allowing five hits and striking out one. Offensively Ty Filzen led the way going 2-3 and Ruehle , Jordan, David Joseph, and Peter Frank all had one hit.
On Friday, May 13, the Cubs hosted Holdingford, who at the time was the number one team in the conference, for a double-header. The Cubs got to another good start, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Starting pitcher Jordan Joseph cruised through the Holdingford lineup for three innings. In the fourth, he ran into some trouble, giving up two two-run homeruns. That would be it for scoring in the game for both teams, giving Holdingford a 4-2 win in game one. Joseph pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out eight. Offensively Austin Ruehle led the way, going 2-3 and Jordan, David Joseph, and Tim Konz all had one hit.
In the second game, Holdingford's pitching overpowered the Cubs. The Cubs were shut out while striking out ten times in the 2-0 win. Starting pitcher David Joseph held Holdingford to two runs over six innings, striking out four. Offensively, Quentin Bryce went 2-3, and Ty Filzen and Alek Young both had one hit.
After a tough week for the Cubs, their record fell to 8-5, 6-5 in the conference. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Cubs hope to bounce back this week with four more games on the way. Monday ,they travel to Howard Lake, Tuesday they host Osakis, and Thursday travel to Eden Valley-Watkins for a double-header.