The Isle High baseball team found its first two wins of the season last week, beating Pine River/Backus and Laporte, and will use that momentum heading into the month of May where they were scheduled to play a double header against cross-county rival Onamia High on the final day of April.
Eighteen walks and three hit-batsmen delivered by Isle pitching helped propel the home-field Braham Bombers to an 18-3, five-inning victory on April 25.
“We actually out-hit Braham, but you can’t allow 21 batters to take a free ticket to first base and expect to win,” Isle coach Tyler Soderstrom said.
Hunter Oslowski led Isle on offense with two hits, including a triple.
Isle 1 0 1 0 1 3
Braham 5 6 6 1 -- 18
Isle batters went on a hitting parade, knocking out 16 hits and scoring 11 runs on the way to a 11-5 win over the non-conference Pine River/Backus Tigers on April 26.
Alex Ramthun and Eric McQuoid each had three hits, and Konner Krawiecki, Macen Haggberg, Lucas Gross and Daniel Miller had two hits apiece.
Isle used four pitchers in the contest, hoping to have enough mound power heading into the two-game tournament scheduled for Saturday, April 27.
Pitchers Haggberg, Gross, McQuoid and Hunter Oslowski combined to give up five runs on just four hits, walking 12, but striking out 13.
Isle 0 2 4 3 0 0 2 11
PR/B 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
The Isle Huskies took part in a baseball tourney hosted by Nevis High on April 27.
The Huskies went from feast to famine in the tournament, besting Laporte 13-3 in the opening game before losing to Sebeka 15-0 in the final outing.
In the win over Laporte, Isle outhit the Wildcats 8-2 with Eric McQuoid and Macen Haggberg each having two hits. Haggberg led the team in RBI with three.
Willy Stalker and Eric McQuoid shared the pitching duties, holding Laport to two hits, issuing six walks and striking out six in the 5-inning game.
Isle 2 0 1 7 3 13
Nevis 0 2 0 1 0 3
In Sebeka’s 5-inning, 15-0 rout of Isle, the Huskies were a no-hit, and Sebeka pitchers struck out six Isle batters.
Lucas Gross and Eric McQuoid shared the mound for Isle, giving up 15 runs, just 8 of which were earned and Sebeka pounded out 16 hits.
Isle 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sebeka 2 0 1 4 8 15