In today’s regular season finale, the Robins traveled to the Andover YMCA to play the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs in what turned out to be the North Conference championship game. After a slow start for both teams, the Robins broke the game open with a grand-slam from Vincent Luu in the 3rd inning, giving the Robins a 5-0 lead. As they always do, Anoka continued to chip away at the Robins lead, tying the game at 5 in the 5th inning. On a super close play at first base with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, the Anoka runner beat the ball to first base, allowing the game winning run to score, giving them the conference title and the #1 seed at State. Overall, the Robins played a great game. Cory Tesch filled in admirably for the regular starting pitcher, Sam Roles. Tesch pitched the entire game, allowing 4 earned runs while striking out 4 Anoka batters. The Robins will now have more than 2 weeks to prepare for the state tournament at Coon Rapids H.S. on June 2 & 3.
Today the Robins pounded out 29 hits and scored 17 runs in just 4 innings to complete the season sweep of Osseo, defeating the Orioles 17-1. In addition to the red-hot bats, the Robins were outstanding in the field, finishing the game with just 1 fielding error, and held the Orioles to just 3 hits. The win moves the Robins’ overall record to 7-1 with just two games remaining in the regular season. Nice win, Robins!
In a match-up of unbeaten teams, the Robins battled for a full 7 innings before falling to the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs, 11-10. This game was a back-and-forth affair from beginning to end, with both teams playing very well. The Robins scored 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 10-8 lead, but the Mustangs put up three runs of their own in the top of the seventh to earn the win. Cory Tesch, Vincent Luu, Andy Hanson, Sam Roles and Brendan Bosker-Elliott all had 3 hits each, with Hanson and Luu also recording 3 RBI each. Roles, Jordan O’Donnell, Cory Tesch and Marcus Brady all had 1 RBI. Up next for the Robins, the Lloyd Olson Invitational Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Robbinsdale Cooper High School!
The Robins PI softball team is now 2-0 after an impressive 11-0 win over the Mounds View Rams. The Robins bats took a little while to come to life and start hitting consistently, but their defense more than made up for it. The fielding was clean and crisp for all 5 innings of this game, with just 1 fielding error. Pitcher Sam Roles was outstanding with his pitch control, striking out 3 batters while allowing just 2 hits, and fielded his position very well, accounting for 10 of the 15 possible outs in this game. Brendan Bosker-Elliott swung the biggest bat for the Robins tonight, going 3-3 with 4 RBI. Cory Tesch also was 3-3 with an RBI an 2 runs scored. Also driving in runs were Izear Joiner and Marcus Brady, with 2 RBI each. Hayley Engebretsen and Madelyn Ausk were sharp at the plate, combining for 5 walks and were consistently on base for other batters to drive in. The Robins play their final home game of the year on Wednesday against Anoka-Hennepin.
The Robins finished off the regular season with a nice 14-4 win over the Wayzata-Minnetonka Lakers. They fell behind 3-1 after the first inning, but the Robins’ bats came to life in the 4th inning and they took the lead for good. Two nice plays in the field resulted in double plays that got the Robins out of tight spots without allowing any runs and helped propel them to the win. Andy Dubisar went 4-4 with 5 RBI, Jimmie Flores and Cory Tesch both went 4-4 with 1 RBI. Jordan Klein, Tracy Knight and Casey Balint all finished the game with 3 hits, with Klein pitching all 6 innings and allowing just 3 earned runs. Nice job, guys…now it’s time to get ready for State!
For the second time this week, the Robins outscored an opponent 14-1. This time it was against the Osseo Orioles, and all of the Robins’ scoring was done in the first three innings. Jimmie Flores led the way, collecting 3 hits, 3 RBI and scoring twice. Chaun Johnson also collected 3 hits, with 2 RBI of his own. Casey Balint, Katie Besner, Jordan Klein, Josh Aydil and Andy Dubisar all finished the game with 2 hits. Klein pitched all 5 innings, allowing just 7 hits and 1 earned run. The Robins will finish off the regular season next Thursday at Wayzata-Minnetonka.