At the midway point of the summer baseball season, the Cambridge Legion is currently sitting at 5-3. The team’s busy past week began with a 10-7 home loss to Milaca June 23.
Trailing the whole game, Post #290 scored 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull within 9-7, but Milaca added a run in the seventh and quieted Cambridge in the bottom of the inning. Clayton Jennissen had 3 hits, with 2 hits each from Nick Johnson, Matt Ziebarth and Trent Chromy (2 RBI). Chromy was tagged for the loss with 5 earned runs over 3.3 innings. Nick Jellison had 7 Ks in 2.3 innings of relief.
That same evening, Cambridge was leading Braham 4-1 in the nightcap when the game was called in the fourth after the automatic sprinklers turned on. Cole Bakke struck out 11-of-14 batters he faced, giving up 2 hits. The game will be resumed at a later date.
Post #290 swept a June 27 home double-header against Chisago Lakes, winning 9-4 and 13-11.
Game 1 Stats
Nick Jellison picked up the win, going 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 3 BB, 4 HBP, 5 Ks, 4 Runs
Reed Burns relief .2 innings giving up 1 walk and striking out 2
Ryan Miller: 3 singles, 1 double, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Matt Ziebarth: 3 singles, 1 RBI
Trent Chromy: 2 singles, 1 run, 1 RBI
Reed Burns: 1 double, 1 run, 1 RBI
Garrett Hedberg: 1 single, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Koplitz, Haddick, and Johnson also had singles
Game 2 Stats:
Austin Karpen picked up the win going 4.2 innings giving up 8 hits, 2 BB, 4 runs, and 4 Ks
Reed Burns relieved 1.1 innings giving up 3 hits and 3 BB and 5 runs
Ryan Miller earned the save giving up 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 2
Matt Ziebarth: 1 single, 1 double, 2 runs 3 RBI
Mike Henderscheid: 1 grand slam, 4 RBI
Trent Chromy: 1 single, 3 walks, 2 RBI
Koplitz, Johnson both had singles while Hedberg and Allen scored 2 runs
Princeton 7, Cambridge Legion 3
Visiting Princeton tagged the squad with a 7-3 loss on June 28. Trent Chromy took the loss throwing 3.2 innings giving up 8 hits, 1 walk, 7 runs (1 earned) and 3 Ks
Luke McCracken was strong in relief throwing 3.1 innings giving up 4 hits and a walk, 0 runs, and 3 Ks
Garrett Hedberg 1 single, 2 RBI
Ryan Miller 1 single 1 HBP
Mike Haddick 1 single 1 run
Nick Johnson scored 2 runs
St. Francis 6, Cambridge 5
The Saints prevailed on their home field June 30. Cole Bakke took the loss in 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 0 walks, 5 runs (3 earned), 4 Ks. Clayton Jennissen relieved 1 inning 3 hits, 1 run, 1 K
Garrett: 1 triple, 1 run
Nick Johnson: 1 triple 2 runs
Cole Bakke: 1 double, 1 RBI
Matt Ziebarth: 2 singles
Trent Chromy, Clayton Jennissen, and Luke McCracken had 1 single
Cambridge Legion Overall/Conference Record: 5-4
• The Legion’s next games are at Hinckley July 5 (6:30 pm) and at North Branch July 7 (6:30 pm).
VFW team battles Blaine, weather postponements
The Isanti VFW baseball team had two of its games postponed due to weather last week, getting in just game– a 4-3 loss to Blaine.
Mitch Andres singled sharply up the middle to score two runs as Post #2735 tied the game at 2-2. After Blaine tacked on a run the next inning, Andres later singled home Isanti’s tying run in the sixth. Blaine won it with a well-executed squeeze play in the top of the seventh. Jake Johnson struck out 8 against the Bengals.
The VFW’s next games are a June 30 doubleheader with visiting Chisago Lakes (6/8 p.m.).