The Kimball “come-back kids” did it again, as they topped Browerville, 18-12, in a wild affair at the friendly confines Friday, May 2. The Cubs surrendered three Tiger runs, on three boots and a Kale Knutson long ball, in inning number two. But the Browerville lead was short-lived, when Alexis Rose pounded a grand slam, en route to a Kimball six-run tally in the bottom half. Following another error, Kimball handed the Tigers the lead again in the fourth. The Cubs answered with a run, putting them behind by just one after four complete. Emily Utecht then struck out the side in the fifth inning, and Kimball rallied in the bottom half, to take the lead, 9-8. However, another costly error in the ensuing inning allowed Browerville to stay alive, posting four runs and forcing pitcher Emily Utecht out of the game. Utecht was replaced by veteran Alexis Rose, who put out the fire and got the Cubs out of a mess. The sixth inning would be Browerville’s Waterloo, as Kimball went on a nine-run terror, with five hits, seven walks, and a hit batter. Rose crushed the Tigers’ hopes of coming back, when she struck out Caitlin Robak to end the game. The Cubs now stand at 6-1 overall and a very respectable 4-1 in conference play.
The EV-W-K girls finished in third place out of six teams, and the boys took second place out of seven teams last week at the St. John’s Prep Invitational. Relay teams were:
4x800: Austin Marx, Ben Nistler, Mickale Stotz, Tyler Neu;
4x200: Tommy Lochen, John Salzl, Samuel Ehlinger, Adam Nehring;
4x100: Thomas Neuman, Adam Nehring, John Salzl, Tommy Lochen;
4x400: Tyler Neu, Tommy Lochen, Samuel Ehlinger, Austin Marx.
Personal Best performances were
110 hurdles: Micheal Kern;
100m: John Salzl, Trevor Hesse, Cody Schlangen;
200m: Adam Nehring, John Zipoy, Trent Gehrke;
300 hurdles: Micheal Kern, Thomas Neuman;
400m: Sawyer Mies, Trent Gehrke;
800m: Brandon Faber;
Long jump: Adam Nehring;
Shot put: Cody Schlangen, Jacob Leither, Samuel Wittrock;
Discus: Cody Schlangen.
The tracksters stay busy, competing in three meets this week.
The Kimball/Eden-Valley-Watkins’ boys’ golf team gave a respectable performance Friday, April 25, at the Long Prairie Invitational. Finishing in the middle of the pack, the Eagles 411 net score was good enough for fifth place in the nine-team competition.
Meet Results/Team: First, Minnewaska, 329; second, Sauk Rapids-Rice, 354; third, Big Lake, 375; fourth, Osakis, 390; fifth, K-EV-W, 411; sixth, LPGE/Browerville, 418; seventh, Melrose, 467; eighth, Sauk Centre, 502; Pierz DNQ. Meet
Results/Individual: Tied first, 76 net, Brett Buckingham, Esten Stensrud/Minnewaska; third, 80, Nick Guzek/Sauk Rapids-Rice; fourth, 82, Tommy Wuertz/K-E-VW.
Kimball/EV-W: Logan Schlueter, 128; Tony DeJuliannie, 107; Skyler Schiefelbein, 112; Cameron Flaschenriem, 118; Nathan Vossen, 110.
Thursday, May 1, Kimball hosted Holdingford in a two-game affair and snatched them both, 16-6 and 8-7. In game one, Holdingford scored
two runs in the first inning, but Kimball scored seven in the bottom half, on two-run homers by both Shay Krippner and Becky Holtz. Inning two saw Alexis Rose pound a two-run home run, and after two, the Cubs were up 12-2. Holdingford would score four more runs in the game, but the Cubs never looked back, adding three runs in the third inning and one more in the fifth, ending the game via the ten-run rule.
Despite another wet start, the Cubs managed to fit in three games last week. Traveling to Holdingford Thursday, May 1, for a conference double header, the Kimball crew came off the bus ready to play, cruising to an 8-1 opening game win. Mathias Hennen got the start and pitched all six innings, yielding five hits, one walk, an earned run, and striking out four, en route to his second win of the year. The Cubs’ eight-hit, six-walk offensive attack was led by Hennen, who went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. Teammate Luke Merten posted an admirable 2 for 3, 2 RBI-day, while Joey VonWahlde, Brandon Loch, and Jarred Merchant each contributed a hit in the assault.