Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The week of April 28 started out with another postponement. A make-up doubleheader with Holdingford was washed out by poor weather. So the Cubs week started Tuesday with a doubleheader versus EV-W to make up for a previous cancellation. The Cubs swept the twinbill winning the first game 16-5 and the second game 12-4. For the day the Cubs banged out 26 hits (13 in each game) while giving up eight hits to the Eagles. EV-W actually took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the second inning in game one when the Cubs struck for five runs. Tesslynn Callander, Holly Garding, Brittnay Simmons, Heather Ryan, and Sammi Stewart-James came around to score. The Cubs added five more in the third with Cassandra Loch, Callander, Kendra Albers, Simmons, and Mindy Hurrle crossing the plate. Taking advantage of seven EV-W errors gave the Cubs lots of chances and in the fourth; they plated six more runs. The Eagles could only manage three more scores and the game ended via the 10 run rule after five innings. Albers, Garding, Ryan, and Kayla Kastanek each had two hits and Simmons had three. Loch, Callander, Albers, Kastanek, Garding, Simmons, Ryan and Stewart-James scored multiple runs. The Cubs
also stole 11 bases lead by Callander with three. Ashley Schiefelbein got the win striking out four with one walk and two earned runs allowed. Game two started out like game one ended. Kimball scored five runs in the first with Amanda Kuseske, Albers, Kastanek, Garding, and Simmons scoring. Single runs in the third, two more in the fourth, and four more in the fifth gave the Cubs a 12-2 lead into the fifth. EV-W managed to score twice in the fifth to avoid the 10 run rule and neither team threatened in the sixth or seventh and the game ended with a 12-4 Kimball victory. Callander, Simmons, Brianna Rosenow, Ryan, and Amy Massmann each had two hits. Callander, Albers, Kastanek, and Simmons scored multiple times. Rosenow had three RBI and Simmons had four RBI. The Cubs stole another 10 bases with Callander again swiping five three. Kendra Albers picked up the pitching win with two hits, two earned runs, two strikeouts and four walks. Thursday was the rematch with BBE at Brooten. The Jaguars won the first meeting in extra innings. This time they would only need seven. They banged out 11 hits including 4 triples to secure an 11-4 victory. They jumped out to a 6-0 after three innings. Kimball rallied in the fourth scoring three times with Amanda Kuseske, Heather Ryan, and Cassandra Loch coming in. Kendra Albers had a two RBI hit in the inning. The Cubs cut the lead to 6-3 but left the bases loaded. BBE scored twice more in the fifth and two again in the sixth while the Cubs could only manage one more tally. Kimball scored in the seventh when Daniela Weever was hit by a pitch and Simmons ran for her and scored on a RBI single from Holly Garding. The Cubs committed six errors leading to six unearned runs. Schiefelbein took the loss giving up five earned runs, striking out seven and walking two. The weather turned bad again on Friday and the games with Holdingford were postponed for the fourth time to a Saturday meeting May 10. The Cubs will play first place Maple Lake on Tuesday, Pierz on Thursday, a makeup game with HLW-W on Friday and then the doubleheader at Holdingford on Saturday.
With the recent weather adversity, they are playing very well right now. Congratulations! Gary Riess, coach