The Friday, May 9, Central Minnesota Conference girls’ meet at Prairie View Community Golf Course in Brooten, was hosted by Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Osakis continued their winning ways, shooting a blistering 168, and capturing yet another first-place finish. Additionally, the Silverstreaks earned co-Meet Medalist honors, in Peyton Garcia and Alayna Eldred, each shooting a 40. Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig also shot 40, completing the tri-Medalist winners. The conference battle included teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake- Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 42; eighth-grader Trinity Erickson, 49; Ashley DeJuliannie, 64; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 47, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 40, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 50, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 55, HL-W-W’s Bailey Krumiede shot 45, Osakis’s Peyton Garcia and Alayna Eldred took Meet Medalist honors with 40s. Osakis took first place with a net 168; second place, Maple Lake, 186 net; third place, B-B-E, 208 net; fourth place, HL-W-W, 220 net; fifth place, Pierz, 240 net; sixth place, Rockford, 260 net.
Shadowbrooke Golf Course was the site of the Tuesday, May 6, Central Minnesota Conference golf meet, hosted by Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The K-EV-W girls had a tough time of it, and who can blame them, with the limited time they’ve had on the courses this year. Osakis took first-place team honors with a 161, and their own Peyton Garcia captured Meet Medalist accolades, shooting a blistering 38.
The conference battle included teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis.
Scoring summary: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 53; eighth-grader Trinity Erickson, 48; Ashley DeJuliannie, 69; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 42, Maple Lake’s Maggie Carey shot 42, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 44, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 54, Osakis’s Peyton Garcia took Meet Medalist honors with a 38. Osakis took first place with a net 161; second place, Maple Lake, 185 net; third place, B-B-E, 201 net; fourth place, HL-W-W, 217 net; fifth place, Pierz, 221 net; sixth place, Rockford, 263 net.
Following a lot of action earlier in the week, Kimball took a trip to Eden Valley Thursday, May 8, to play another twin bill, only to get rained out forcing them to return on Friday. After letting Mother Nature have her way, the games were played, and the Cubs came away with a split decision, winning game one, 11-7, and dropping the nightcap, 10-3. In the opener, Kimball was only able to send two batters to the plate, before the game was suspended due to thunder and lightning. When Kimball traveled back to Eden Valley on Friday, the game started with runners on first and third and no outs. Kimball would go on to have 25 batters hit safely and capture the victory, 11-7, despite committing five errors. Game two was all EV-W, as Kali Covert kept the Kimball batters off balance, while the Cubs booted the ball around, allowing the Eagles to walk away with the 10-3 win.
It stopped raining for a while, so the Cubs traveled to Rockford for a conference double-header. Kimball prevailed in game one, 5-4. Joey VonWahlde picked up the win, going five innings, surrendering seven hits and three earned runs. He struck out three, didn’t walk anyone, and Mathias Hennen picked up the save, in one inning of relief. In the Cubs’ 10-hit assault, Hunter Schreifels came up big, with a two-RBI double in the third, giving Kimball the lead. Mitch Klein, Ben Serbus, and Brady Faber all had two hits as well. Game two was controlled by Rockford, as they easily beat the Cubs 8-0, on a one hitter. The Cubs committed four errors that led to four unearned runs.
Monday, May 5, Kimball hosted Rockford for a Central Minnesota Conference double header. Fielding mishaps and base-running blunders plagued the Cubs, as they surrendered three unearned runs in game one, and lost, 4-1. Majeski pitched for Rockford and recorded 10 strike outs. Shaky play continued in game two, as Kimball lost, 6-2.
Game one highlights: Madison Libbesmeier, 3 for 3, double, stolen base; Alexis Rose, 1 for 2, stolen base; Becky Holtz, 1 for 3. Game two highlights: Stacy Hurrle, 1 for 1; Maddison Libbesmeier, 2 for 3; Lauren Libbesmeier, 1 for 2; Haley Schiefelbein, 1 for 2; Emily Utecht, 1 for 3, HR. Maple Lake twin bill: Kimball had a chance to break the game open in the third inning, but a base running blunder allowed Maple Lake to have a one-run lead after three complete. After four, Kimball was up, 2-1 against CMC powerhouse Maple Lake, but a walk and an ensuing error allowed the Irish to tie the game in the fifth inning. Kimball was shut down and Maple Lake went on to score two more runs, making the final, Kimball 2, Maple Lake 4.