With the season half done the Cubs played four more games last week. The week began with the Cubs traveling to Howard Lake for their first of two double headers. Coming into the games, the Lakers were 7-3 and the Cubs were 4-5, and on a four game winning streak.
The first game proved to be a pitching duel with only one run scored in the game. That run came in the top of the first inning when Preston Peglow singled in Mathias Hennen. Starting pitcher Joey VonWahlde went the distance for the Cubs, allowing only two hits and striking out three for his second consecutive shutout.
The winning streak came to an end in the second game of the day by the score of 8-4. The Lakers took a 7-0 lead after a five-run fourth inning. The Cubs fought back but fell short in the end. Offensively, Hennen and Ben Serbus both went 2-3 and Troy Filzen added a two-RBI double.
The second double header of the week, the Cubs hosted BBE. In game one the Cubs had their best offensive performance of the year pounding in nine runs. The scoring started early, scoring four runs in the first. That would be more than enough runs for starting pitcher Hennen. He pitched all six innings gave up five hits, struck out three, and allowed one unearned run. Hennen also was the big hitter in the game going 3-3 with two doubles and four RBI. Tim Konz and Mitch Klein both chipped in two RBI as the Cubs won game one 9-1.
In game two the Cubs struck first again jumping out to a
2-0 lead. However, BBE answered back scoring five runs in the bottom of the second. They held on for the victory winning 6-3. Ben Theisen and Filzen were the top hitters in game two. Theisen went
2-3 with a double and Filzen went 3-3 with two RBI.
After week three, the Cub’s record is 6-7 overall and 6-6 in the conference. They have just two regular-season games remaining which are both in Pierz on Tuesday. Friday the Cubs will start playoffs as the #5 seed and play the #4 seed St. John’s Prep 7 p.m. at Dick Putz field in St. Cloud.