AROUND THE DIAMOND: Braham Baseball is on a four-game win streak heading into this week’s action. The latest victory was a 2-1 battle with visiting PACT on April 30 where Casey Grell struck out 8 and allowed 0 earned runs. Jamin Storlie singled and knocked in the game-winner for the Bombers.
Braham picked up two Great River wins along the streak. On April 26 Cory Ambrose shut out visiting Pine City 8-0 on 4 hits and 6 Ks over 7 innings. Ambrose also led at the plate with 4 RBI, with Nick Hammond plating 2 runs.
Ambrose went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI when the Bombers got past visiting Isle 11-7 April 27. Adding 2 hits each were Grell, Kevin Strelow and Tyler Vaughan, with Hammond driving in 2 more runs.
Aitkin 7-0, 8-2; Hinckley-Fin. 5-1, 5-3; Braham 5-2, 6-3; Isle 4-2, 5-4; Pine City 3-4, 3-7; Onamia 2-4, 3-6; Ogilvie 2-4, 2-5; Rush City 2-6, 2-6; East Central 0-7, 0-8.
C-I Baseball 3, Rogers 0
Jake Johnson racked up 13 strikeouts while throwing a one-hitter in a complete game victory at Rogers April 26. Mitch Renstrom went 3-for-3 and knocked home 1 run for the Bluejackets, and he stole home for the team’s final run in the fourth. Matt Ziebarth added an RBI sac fly in the fourth.
• The Bluejackets’ May 1 game at Becker was suspended due to rain with C-I leading 4-1 in the third.
Mississippi 8 Baseball
St. Michael-Alb. 4-1, 5-3; Monticello 4-1, 6-5; Cambridge-Isanti 3-2, 5-2; Big Lake 3-3, 4-6; Buffalo 3-3, 4-8; Becker 1-4, 2-6; Rogers 1-5, 3-8.
Warrior Baseball at 4-2
Cambrudge Christian won two of its last three games to sit at 4-2 on the season. In an 11-1 win over the Math & Science Academy on April 24, Jake Bergman got out of early trouble when Alex Moses turned a key double play in the first inning. Peter Maring’s 2-run homer was a key offensive highlight.
On April 26, the Warriors handled visiting Rosemount Baptist 13-3 behind strong pitching from Anthony Lecceardone. Moses ripped a bases-clearing double in the third to open up the score.
CCS, who lost both Lecceardones to left elbow injuries, was tipped 4-2 by visiting Chesteron Academy on April 30 despite a good day on the mound from Moses.
Bluejacket Softball drops two
In Mississippi 8 action April 26, host Rogers limited Cambridge-isanti to 3 hits in a 4-1 victory.
On April 27, host Mora tripped the Bluejackets 6-1. Hannah Thiry and Kendall Sandberg both had 2 hits for C-I.
Mississippi 8 Softball
Big Lake 5-0, 6-0; Becker 4-1, 6-1; Buffalo 3-2, 4-3; St. Michael-Alb. 2-3, 4-3; Rogers 2-4, 4-6; Monticello 1-4, 5-5; Cambridge-Isanti 1-4, 3-7.
Bomber Softball 1-2 at Deer River
At Saturday’s Deer River tourney, Braham defeated Blackduck 18-6 in their final game. Sara Tomlinson went 4-for-4 with a triple and 4 runs. Adding 3 hits each were Becca Cuda and Bella Williams. The Bombers were defeated by 2nd-ranked Pequot Lakes 17-0 in the opener and fell to Mountain Iron-Buhl 11-9 despite 3 hits by Williams.
Also last week, Braham dropped two GRC games to Pine City (14–9) and Isle (13-0). Cuda, Tomlinson and Natalie Bacon all had 2 hits against the Dragons.
Hinckley-Fin. 7-0, 9-3; Isle 5-0, 9-0; Rush City 6-2, 7-2; Pine City 3-4, 5-7; Ogilvie 2-4, 2-5; Braham 2-5, 3-8; Aitkin 1-5, 1-8; East Central 0-6, 1-9.
Warrior Softball splits games
CCS Softball (4-2 overall) posted a 14-3 win over Rosemount Baptist April 2, getting key hits from Kellie Pedersen, Caitlin Walburg (triple) and Mikayla Lecceardone to put away the game by the 10-run rule in five innings.
On a cold & wet April 28, the Warriors were tipped by Legacy Christian 5-4.