C-I Baseball goes 2-1

SPRING SPORTS ROUND-UP:  Jake Johnson allowed 1 hit while striking out 10 when Cambridge-Isanti Baseball held down visiting Buffalo 3-1 May 3. Clayton Jennissen stroked 3 hits; he and Mitch Renstrom had RBIs when C-I took the lead in the fifth.

On May 4, Cole Bakke struck out 6 and gave up 6 hits in a 4-1 Bluejacket win at Big Lake. Matt Ziebarth went 4-for-4 with a game-winning 2-BI triple in the seventh.

• Monticello slipped ahead of C-I in the Mississippi 8 standings with a 5-4 win over the Jackets May 8.

Mississippi 8 Baseball: St. Michael-Alb. 6-1, 8-3; Monticello 5-2, 7-6; Cambridge-Isanti 6-3, 8-3; Big Lake 4-5, 5-8; Buffalo 3-4, 4-9; Rogers 2-6, 4-9; Becker 1-5, 2-7.

Jacket Softball drops two M-8 games

On May 5, host Big Lake ripped 3 solo homers in a  6-4 win over the Jackets. Leah Ponting’s 2-run homer in the fourth had C-I leading briefly. Kate Hammero started in the circle for C-I, yielding 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings.  Jessica Golden pitched 1 1/3, giving up one run and taking the loss.  Ronni Risch finished the game, pitching one inning and allowing one run on a solo home run. Erica Epsen and Katie McCann each had two hits for the Bluejackets.

• May  8, host Monticello split the season series with Cambridge-Isanti by holding for a 3-2 win at home.

Mississippi 8  Softball: Big Lake 7-1, 8-1; Becker 5-2, 9-5; Monticello 4-4, 8-5; Rogers 4-5, 9-7; Buffalo 3-4, 5-5; St. Michael-Alb. 2-5, 5-5; Cambridge-Isanti 2-6, 4-10.

2-1 week for C-I Tennis

Bluejacket Boys Tennis picked up a nice Mississippi 8 win by defeating host Rogers 6-1 May 3. Winning at Singles were Marshall White (6-2, 6-2), Sam Renier (6-1, 6-0) and Devin Gislason (6-1, 7-6). Taking their Doubles matches were Matt Olson & Calvin Cicha (6-3, 6-4), Christian Utecht & Josh Fredlund (6-7, 6-1, 6-2) and Thomas Phillips & Destiny Medina (7-6, 6-2).

On May 5, Phillips & Medina got the clincher with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 battle at No. 3 Doubles when C-I tipped section-partner Princeton 4-3. Nate Henderson got C-I’s lone Singles win 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3.

• Becker clinched its third-straight M-8 title and ran its conference win streak to 20 matches after downing the Jackets 7-0 May 8.

Mississippi 8 Boys Tennis:  Becker 6-0, 15-3; St. Michael-Alb. 5-1, 10-2; Buffalo 3-1, 3-3; Cambridge-Isanti 3-3, 4-4; Big Lake 1-2, 3-5; Monticello 1-4, 2-10; Rogers 0-3, 1-6.

C-I Boys Golf 4th

Entering this week’s play, the Cambridge-Isanti boys Golf squad is in 4th place in the Mississippi season standings, but is just 1 point out of 2nd. The team’s last M-8 action was taking 4th at the May 3 match at Pebble Creek.

Jared Knutson fired a career-low a 75, taking advantage of a hot putter. Reggie Martin continues to improve as he shot an 80. Adding counting scores for the Jackets were Matt Swanson (81) and Austin Galligan (85).

Mississippi 8 Boys Golf: Rogers 71 pts, Buffalo 46, Becker 46, Cambridge-Isanti 45, St. Michael-Alb. 32, Monticello 8, Big Lake 4.

Mississippi 8 Girls Golf:  Buffalo 24 pts, Becker 23, Monticello 22, Cambridge-Isanti 16, St. Michael-Alb. 13, Rogers 9, Big Lake 5.

Braham Golf wins at PC

Braham Golf swept its May 8 GRC matches at Pine City. The boys defeated the Dragons 187-206 with Dylan Altendorf and Quinn Richmond coming in as co-medalists with 45s. Josh Eliasson shot a 48, and Terry Gruba a 49.

The Bomber girls got past PC 225-234, led by Caitlin Richmond’s co-medalist 46 round. Ali Anderson added a 57 for the Bombers.

• May 7, Moose Lake-Willow River swept a GRC dual with the Bombers, with the Rebel boys prevailing 174-192 and the girls 217-229. Quinn Richmond again medaled for the Bomber boys with a 42 at the Purple Hawk. He was followed by Altendorf (46), Brandon Brown (50) and Eliasson (54).

C. Richmond (52) and Anderson (55) led the Braham girls against the Rebels, with additional scores posted by Brianna Richmond (58) and Cortney Vanderport (60).

CCS Softball wins two

On May 4, Cambridge Christian Softball defeated Liberty Classical 26-14 in 5 innings as Kellie Pedersen earned the win on the rubber with a strong finish.

The Warriors  improved to 9-3 on the season by defeating host Rosemount Baptist 20-9 on May 7. The defense played well behind starting pitcher Annie KinCannon.

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