The Isle Huskies baseball team split four Great River Conference games last week, beating Onamia twice and losing to East Central and Pine City.
The Isle Huskies baseball team hosted the Onamia Panthers in a double-header on April 30.
The Huskies found themselves down 3-0 after four superb innings of pitching from Onamia’s starter Noah Rohloff, but Isle put together a 5-run fifth and a 3-run sixth to win, 8-3. Isle wound up out-hitting Onamia 6-5, and their pitchers edged the guests in strikeouts, 11-9.
Shan Donovan had two hits to lead Onamia on offense. Macen Haggberg had two hits and two RBI, and Eric McQuoid had three RBI with a triple to help Isle’s cause.
Sophomore Willy Stalker picked up the win on the mound, going six innings, giving up just six hits and three earned runs while striking out nine.
Onamia 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
Isle 0 0 0 0 5 3 -- 8
In the second game of the April 30 double-header, Isle put up two big innings on offense to beat Onamia 12-3 in a game called after six innings because of impending darkness.
Up 2-0 entering the fourth inning, Isle sent 10 batters to the plate and took advantage of three Onamia walks, base hits by Hunter Oslowski, Macen Haggberg and Willy Stalker and several Panther errors to score six runs. Isle batted eight men in the following inning to score three more times with help from base hits from Alex Ramthun, Haggberg and Eric McQuoid.
Base hits from Shan Donovan and Clayton Eagle helped Onamia score two of their three runs in the fourth inning.
Oslowski, Haggberg and McQuoid combined for the win on the mound, giving up just two hits, three walks and striking out 11.
Cayden Eagle, Brendan Carlson and Alex Forsberg-Manthe share the pitching duties for Onamia giving up 12 runs and 13 hits and issuing 10 walks.
Krawiecki and Haggberg each had three hits for Isle.
Isle 2 0 0 6 3 1 -- 12
Onamia 0 0 0 2 0 1 -- 3
The East Central Eagles hosted the Isle Huskies in a conference game on May 2 and won a close encounter, 7-6.
How close was it? The Eagles out-hit the Huskies 8-6, and the teams combined for 26 strike-outs, including 15 by Isle.
The game came down to the wire when, in the top of the sixth inning, after scoring two runs and pulling to within one run of Pine City, Isle senior Eric McQuoid hit a solid shot to left-center field that was miraculously snagged by the fielder for the final out.
Lucas Gross started on the mound for Isle and went five innings, giving up three runs, of which just one was earned, and struck out eight. Isle pitching issued 11 walks, which did not help their cause.
Isle 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 6
EC 1 0 0 0 2 4 -- 7
On May 2, after playing a mid-afternoon game against East Central, the Isle Huskies traveled to Rush City to take on the Pine City Dragons in a game under the lights.
The Dragons had no problem disposing of their guests when their pitchers allowed no runs on two hits and took advantage of 13 Isle walks to win easily, 15-0 in five innings.
Isle 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pine City 5 2 4 4 -- 15