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.
Kimball pulled out all the stops in game one of a pair at Pierz on Friday, April 25, topping the Pioneers, 22-16. Stacy Hurrle, Alexis Rose, Lauren Libbesmeier and Emily Utecht collected hits in the first inning, opening up a two-run lead. The Cubs added two more runs in the second inning, on hits by Becky Holtz, Maddy Schreifels, Hurrle, and Rose. Seven batters reached safely in the third, as Kimball added five more to the total, making the Kimball advantage, 9-3. In the fifth inning Lauren Libbesmeier led off with a single and Shay Krippner followed with the same, but the next three batters were retired. With an 11-11 tie, Kimball rallied for 11 more, and that was enough to secure the victory.
Competition Week 2
The weather was really bad this week with plenty of rain and heavy winds. That didn’t stop our Athletes from shooting. They had a solid performance, gaining more than 400 points compared to last week, that helped move them to the number 6 spot.
This weeks Top 5 shooters are:
1. Zach Stein (44)
2. Matt Donnay (43)
3. Jacob Borman (42)
4. Sam Ehlinger (40)
5. Isaiah Ehlinger (39)
Pierz High School hosted the Central Minnesota Conference golf meet Thursday, April 24. The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ golf team finished tied for sixth in the seven-team event.
The conference battle included teams from BBE, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary:
K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 45; eighth-grader Trinity Erickson, 59; Ashley DeJuliannie, 74; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 48, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 51, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 64, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred took Meet Medalist honors with a 43. Osakis took first place with a net 181; second place, Maple Lake, 197 net; third place, B-B-E, 211 net; fourth place, Pierz, 241 net; fifth place, Rockford, 290 net; tied sixth K-EV-W, 300 net and HL-W-W, 300 net.