Softball: Park wins over rival Forest Lake, loses to Stillwater
Stillwater 3, Park 2
Park was one out away from sweeping Stillwater this regular season, but the Ponies' Allison Benning took a swing and gave Stillwater the 3-2 win on Friday.
The Wolfpack led the entire game until the top of the seventh inning. Park was able to get two runs on five hits throughout the game.
The loss for Park brought the Suburban East Conference standings that much closer with Forest Lake and Park on top and East Ridge and Stillwater sitting second and third.
Park 2, Forest Lake 1
It was a 1-1 game between two highly ranked teams on Tuesday. Forest Lake and Park were neck-and-neck for the first four innings.
Then, the Wolfpack made one small splash that led to them taking a 2-1 lead and eventually winning a big road game at Forest Lake.
Park had two outs in the fifth inning when Hannah Schluetter came up to bat. She hit the ball hard and made it all the way to third for a triple.
Forest Lake decided to intentionally walk Madi Meduna to put runners on the corners with two outs. Corinna Loshek came up and slapped a single to score Schluetter and make it a 2-1 lead for the Wolfpack.
That was all Bryanna Olsona and Samantha Fohrman needed to capture the win and sweep Forest Lake in the regular season.
"These games are expected in our tough conference," said Park head coach Bob Loshek. "We have four teams that are ranked in the state rankings and the other teams in the Suburban East battle you each time out. It makes you play your A Game each time out."
Park 10, White Bear Lake 0
It was a dominating win to start off the week for Park as the Wolfpack defeated White Bear Lake with a 10-0 final score.
Bryanna Olson earned the win in the circle as she struck out eight batters and gave up two hits. Samantha Fohrman also was in the circle for a couple innings and struck out four, while giving up two hits.
Saren Croker led the Wolfpack at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI.
Forest Lake 9, East Ridge 5
It was one big inning from Forest Lake as East Ridge fell 9-5 on Monday night. Forest Lake scored all nine of its runs in the third inning to take the lead and end with the win.
No individual statistics were available.