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Baseball: East Ridge wins crosstown game over Park

Friday

East Ridge 14, Park 2

It was a dominating win for East Ridge on Friday over crosstown rival Park as the Raptors captured a 14-2 victory.

The Raptors had three pitchers on the mound throughout the game starting off with Ryan Thelen who pitched four innings and gave up one run, two hits and struck out two batters. Then, Zach Thompson came in for two innings and gave up one hit, zero runs and struck out two batters.

Finally, Tanner Stafne threw the last inning giving up one run and one hit and struck out one batter.

East Ridge received some offensive help especially from the bats of Max Moris and Ben North. Moris went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and one RBI. North was 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs and three RBIs.

The final five batters for the Raptors each earned one RBI to help build the score for East Ridge.

As for Park, Nick Thorson and Matt Wilkinson each earned an RBI as the Wolfpack recorded four hits.

East Ridge will travel to Forest Lake at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, while Park stays at home on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. as the Wolfpack plays White Bear Lake.

Wednesday

Park 1, Mounds View 0

It was a defensive game between Park and Mounds View on Wednesday at Siebert Field on the University of Minnesota campus. Park was able to score the only run and win 1-0 in a big conference win for the Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack had two total hits by Jackson Nelson and Tucker Novotny, while Novotny earns the RBI to grab the only run of the game.

Lex Lindow pitched another great game on Wednesday when he pitched seven, complete innings giving up three hits and one strikeout in the game.

Park will get ready to host crosstown rival East Ridge on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. to end the week.

Stillwater 5, East Ridge 0

Stillwater scored five runs in the first three innings to take a 5-0 lead, but that's all the Ponies needed as they defeated East Ridge on Wednesday with a 5-0 final score.

Cam Hunter started the game for the Raptors and gave up three runs in four innings with two strikeouts. Sam Szymanski and Evan Molin combined for three innings giving up zero runs and two hits with two strikeouts.

East Ridge had three total hits against the Ponies and Max Moris went 2-for-3 on the day. Tanner Stafne had the other hit in the game.

The Raptors will head to Park on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. for a crosstown rivalry game.

Providence Academy 11, New Life Academy 0

It was a hard loss for New Life Academy as the Eagles fell to Providence Academy on Wednesday with an 11-0 final score.

New Life had five total hits on Wednesday and Noah Rodriguez went 2-for-3, while Matthew Maynard went 2-for-2. The Eagles had four total pitchers go through the game on the mound.

New Life will head to Byron on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Monday

East Ridge 14, White Bear Lake 2

It was a dominating performance for East Ridge as the Raptors won 14-2 on the road against White Bear Lake on Monday.

There was a strong offensive production by all the players throughout the game as four players earned two hits. Out of the 12 batters that came up to the plate, nine players earned a hit.

Anthony LaValle led the Raptors with four RBIs, while Ben North and Joe Trollen each earned two RBIs on the day.

The pitching team didn't give up an earned run as Blake Ritzer started the first four innings giving up five hits and striking out five batters.

East Ridge will look to continue building on the win with a home game against Stillwater on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Cretin-Derham Hall 14, Park 0

It was a tough way to start the week for Park as Cretin-Derham Hall won 14-0 on Monday.

No individual statistics were available.

Park will play on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. as the Wolfpack heads to Siebert Field to player Mounds View.

Heritage Christian Academy 6, New Life Academy 2

It was a close game as New Life Academy fell to Heritage Christian on Monday with a 6-2 final score.

Peter Bouillon led the Eagles with 3-for-4 performance, while Noah Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Joey Bucsko started the game and pitched four and one-third innings as he gave up three runs on five hits and struck out six batters. Bouillon pitched the final one and two-thirds innings and gave up another three runs.

New Life will play Providence Academy on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:10 p.m.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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