Jacket Softball opens playoffs May 22 at Blaine

Cambridge-Isanti Softball was seeded No. 9 for this week’s Section 7AAA tournament. The Bluejackets (8-11) travel to No. 8 Blaine (8-11) for a 3 p.m. opening-round game on Tuesday, May 22.

The Bluejacket/Bengal winner next travels to top-seed Forest Lake (19-1) on Thursday, May 24 (4:30 p.m.). Filling out the top four seeds in 7AAA are No. 2 Duluth Denfeld (15-3), No. 3 St. Francis (14-5) and No. 4 Duluth East (12-8).

Braham Softball eliminated by Rush City

Braham Softball opened the Section 5A playoffs May 18 with a 7-4 loss to rival Rush City. The Bombers (4-16) were seeded No. 5 in the 5A East, and the Tigers are the No. 3 seed.

Rush City next takes on East No. 2 Hinckley-Finlayson May 22 (4:30 p.m.). Also alive in the East are No. 1 Isle and No. 4 Barnum. The top seeds alive in the 5A West are No. 1 Browerville, No. 2 Osakis, No. 3 Eden Valley-Watkins and No. 5 Kimball.

C-I Baseball stacks up three wins

Cambridge-Isanti finished tied for 2nd in the Mississippi 8 Conference this season after sweeping a makeshift double-header May 17 with Becker. The opener was a continuation of a rain-delay game which the Bluejackets won 11-1 when Ryan Miller allowed just 3 hits and struck out 3 over five innings. The Bluejackets won Game 2 14-4 after Clayton Jennissen struck out 4 over 4 innings for the pitching decision, and Cole Bakke led with 3 hits.

On Friday, May 18, the Bluejackets (12-5) split a pure double-header with Princeton 8-7 and 0-3.

C-I Tennis opens 7AA Team tourney at Andover

Cambridge-Isanti Boys Tennis was seeded 5th for the Section 7AA South Subsection Team tourney which opens May 21. The Bluejackets travel to No. 4 Andover for the 4 p.m. playoff opener after just taking on the Huskies back on May 14.

The C-I/Andover winner will then travel to No. 1 South seed Elk River for the second round action on Tuesday, May 22 (4 p.m.). Forest Lake is the No. 2 seed in the South, and Chisago Lakes is No. 3.

The Bluejackets split their last two regular-season matches, falling to Chisago Lakes 7-0 (four three-set matches) and defeating North Branch 7-0 May 17.

Braham Baseball pays back Jaguars

Braham improved to 8-3 in Great River Baseball after defeating visiting Hinckley-Finlayson 17-3 in five innings May 17. The Bombers (11-4 overall) close the regular season with a May 22 make-up night game at Rush City (7:30 p.m.).

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