C-I Baseball blanks Royals 7-0

C-I senior Jake Johnson came over the top while throwing a complete-game shutout against Rogers May 1. In that game, C-I’s Connor Hanson tried to avoid the tag of Scott Neubauer during a steal attempt.Photos by Erik Jacobson, ER StarNews
C-I senior Jake Johnson came over the top while throwing a complete-game shutout against Rogers May 1. Photo by Erik Jacobson, ER StarNews

BASEBALL:   Jake Johnson racked up 10 strikeouts while limiting Rogers to one hit over a complete-game shutout when Cambridge-Isanti got back into action with a 7-0 road win May 1. The Royals had just one runner reach third base.

The Bluejackets broke a scoreless tie when Kyle Chromy, Brandon Gageby and Jake Harding (2 RBI) scored in the fifth. Chromy delivered a two-run double in the sixth, plating Tristen Zimprich and Collin Anderson.

• The Bluejackets took their first loss of the season when St. Anthony Village rallied with three runs in the fifth for a 5-3 non-conference win on May 2. Harding (2 Ks), Jake Sylvester (2 Ks) and Michael Thomas  (1 K) shared pitching duties for the Jackets. Connor Hanson had 2 RBI in the C-I offense.

• On May 6, St. Francis swept a Mississippi 8 double-header on the Jackets, winning 4-2 and 5-1.

Warrior Baseball wins two-of-three

Cambridge-Christian baseball picked up two wins over a three-game span. In what Coach Jerry Moses called the team’s best game of the year, the Warriors downed North Lakes Academy 6-0 on May 5.

Alex Moses racked up 13 strikeouts in a complete game effort to post the shutout. CCS broke away with five runs in the third, getting two-out clutch hits from Grant Wilsey, Iain Thune and Levi Wylie.

“I would like to tip my hat to the seniors on this team,” said Coach Moses. “They have shown tremendous patience and are good mentors to all the eighth graders playing alongside them on the varsity.”

During the May 3 “Spring Fling” celebration at CCS, the Warriors defeated Hope Christian 14-4 in six innings. Jake Bergman had two doubles and a single, and both Jack Swenson and Moses added a double and base hit. Moses struck out all nine of the batters he faced to start, then Nick Dufeck tossed the final three innings.

• Back on May 2, the Warriors ran into a good Liberty Classical squad who rolled to a 17-6 win. Swenson coaxed four walks in the leadoff position, and hits were added by Moses, Grant Taylor, Bergman, Dufeck and Thune.

Braham Baseball splits at Pine City

Braham baseball split a May 6 double-header at Pine City. The Dragons won 10-0 in Game 1, then the Bombers rallied for an 11-1 victory in Game 2. On May 5 in more Great River action, the Bombers were defeated by Aitkin 13-1.