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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Streeters to face Rocori tonight in playoff baseball

After winning 6-1 over Long Prairie on Tuesday, the Sauk Centre Mainstreeter baseball team lost 13-5 to St. Cloud cathedral. Cathedral, ranked No. 1 in Class AA, scored 10 first-inning runs on their way to defeating the Streeters 13-5.
Sauk outscored the Crusaders the rest of the way 5-3, but the first inning was too big of a deficit to overcome.
The Streeters scored in the third when Kyle Froseth singled and scored on a single by Dylan Haskamp. They scored again in the fifth when Froseth walked and eventually scored on another RBI single by Haskamp. They added three in the sixth when Tanner Schmiesing singled, Chase Lawinger and Noah Fletcher were hit by pitches and Luke Van Beck worked out a bases loaded walk. Will Funk then drove in a pair with a line drive double to left.
Nick Wanderscheid started on the mound and was relived by Cole Neubert. 
The Streeters (seeded fourth in the west) will face No. 3 seed in the east Rocori tonight at 5 p.m. at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud. Rocori lost to Melrose 3-2 Wednesday night. Cathedral advances to face Melrose at 7 p.m.

The full bracket for 6AA baseball can be viewed here: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/doubleelim.asp?bracket=7043&tournid=262

Friday, April 17, 2015

Streeter girls slug way to third straight win

The Sauk Centre softball team won their third game in a row Thursday defeating a good Osakis team 13-8.
They have now scored 42 runs in their past three games.
On Thursday the Streeters had 14 hits, led by Morgan Garmadt who was 3-for-4. Cassidy Zenzen, Brooke Fetterer and Jenny Gieske each added two hits apiece as Sauk scored seven second-inning runs and held off an Osakis comeback to improve to 3-1 on the season.
After leading 8-1, Osakis scored five in the third to make it 8-6, but the Streeters responded with three more in the bottom of the inning for an 11-6 lead. Amanda Lahr and the defense settled in after that to earn the hard-fought victory.
Gieske drove in three runs and Jill Klaphake, Gamradt, Zenzen and Fetterer each drove in two apiece.
Sauk’s next game is next Tuesday at home against Melrose (0-4) in Sauk Centre.

Streeter nine beats Osakis 13-5

The Sauk Centre baseball squad used their bats and legs to defeat Osakis Thursday. The Mainstreeters pounded out 16 hits and stole 12 bases on their way to a 13-5 victory.
Dylan Haskamp was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and five stolen bases to help lead the way. Will Funk was 3-for-3 with four runs and three stolen bases, and Tanner Schmiesing drove in five runs, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning.
Cole Neubert started on the mound for the Streeters, but had trouble finding the strike zone and was lifted with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning. Phillip Moe got the Streeters out of the jam by getting a fly ball and Sauk trailed 2-1 after two.
But Sauk rebounded with two runs in the third when Matt Moritz singled and moved to second when Haskamp was hit by a pitch. After a double steal putting them on second and third, Funk lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Moritz. Haskamp came around on an RBI ground out by Schmiesing. Sauk had the bases loaded with just one out, but two pop ups ended the inning.
The Streeters added three more runs in the fourth and it was the top of the order that did the producing again. Moritz singled and stole second and Haskamp singled to left. Funk then plated both with a solid single for a 5-2 lead. After stealing second and third Funk scored on an RBI groundout by Jake Haskamp, one of this three RBI on the day.
Osakis got a run back to make it 6-3 before the Streeters unloaded in the sixth and seventh. Dylan Haskamp and Funk both singled, stole a base and scored on RBI by Schmiesing and Jake Haskamp. Then in the seventh, Dylan Haskamp delivered an RBI double that scored Blaine Olson and Schmiesing followed with a three-run blast to deep left-center field for a 13-3 lead.
Osakis added two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh off reliever Nick Wanderscheid, who tossed two innings and allowed three hits while striking out three.
The win improved the Streeters to 2-0 on the season as they headed into competition against Albany on Friday.

Dylan Haskamp was 4-for-4 with 5 steals.

6-7-8 has been a good combination for the Streeters. No. 6 is Dylan Haskamp, who is batting .750 in the first two games, No. 7 is center fielder Matt Moritz who is batting .444 and No. 8 is second baseman Adam Froseth who is batting .375.

 Adam Froseth connects during Thursday's win.
Junior catcher Jake Haskamp drove in three runs on Thursday.

Matt Moritz was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two steals.

Nick Wanderscheid tossed two inning sof solid relief to help secure the win.

Wanderscheid delivers a pitch.

Tanner Schmiesing connects on a 3-run shot in the seventh inning. Schmiesing drove in five runs to lead the Streeters Thursday.

Blaine Olson races home with one of 13 Sauk runs.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Streeters go deep against Thunder

The Streeter softball squad used the long ball Monday afternoon to route Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 16-2.
Sophomore center fielder Jill Klaphake hit a grand slam and third baseman Morgan Gamradt added a solo homer as the Streeters improved to 1-1 on the season.
For more on the game, including a complete box score and recap, be sure to check out this week's Sauk Centre Herald.
Here are some images from tonight's game:

Catcher Sammy Wessel gets instructions from pitcher Amanda Lahr and makes an out attempt at first during Monday's action.

Hurler Amanda Lahr rocks her way into action.

Cassidy Zenzen lays down a bunt.

Jen Gieske zeroes in on a pitch in Monday's action.

Jill Klaphake is congratulated after hitting a grand slam in Monday's 16-2 win.

Coach T.J. Schmiesing rallies his troops between innings.

Jill Klaphake connects for her grand slam. You can barely see the ball leaving the photo...and eventually the yard.

Lahr was dynamite, mixing a solid fastball and a steady change to keep hitters off balance all day. With a strong wind blowing out to left field,  keeping the opponent to two runs wasn't easy.