Chaska built a 4-0 lead then hung on to defeat Isanti 4-3 in the Class B Super Sections at Chaska Aug. 17. Isanti next takes on the Austin Blue Sox at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 back at Chaska.
The winner of that game will play the loser of the winners’ matchup between Chaska and Mankato at 7 p.m. for a berth in the ‘B’ State tourney which opens Aug. 24-25 in St. Cloud and Cold Spring (the Chaska/Mankato winner claims a State berth).
Versus the Cubs Friday night, Joe Ramberg went nine innings, giving up the 4 runs on 9 hits and just 1 walk. He finished with 6 strikeouts and surrendered one homer.
Eric Rysdam continued his hot post-season by going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Tyler Schaff also stroked 2 hits, and Brent Burman added the other Redbird RBI. The Cubs’ Ryan Seifert struck out 9 over his nine innings.