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Down 4-1 in the bot- tom of the sixth the Cubs scored two runs, but HL-W-W added three insurance runs in the seventh and would hold on for a 7-3 victory. Starting pitcher Aaron Laabs went four innings, giving up one run, David Joseph, and Peter Frank all had one hit. On Friday, May 13, the Cubs hosted Holdingford, who at the time was the number one team in the conference, for a double- header. The Cubs got to another good start, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Start- ing pitcher Jordan Joseph cruised through the Holdingford lineup for three innings. In the fourth. he ran into some trouble, giving up two two-run homeruns. That would be it for scoring in the game for both teams, giving Holding- ford a 4-2 win in game one. Joseph pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and strik- ing out eight. Offensively Austin In the second game, Holding- ford's pitching overpowered the Cubs. The Cubs were shut out while striking out ten times in the 2-0 win. Starting pitcher David Joseph held Holdingford to two runs over six innings, striking out four. Offensively, Quentin Bryce went 2-3, and Ty Filzen and Alek Young both had one hit. After a tough week for the Cubs, their record fell to 8-5, 6-5 in the conference. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Cubs hope to bounce back this week with four more games on the way. Monday ,they travel to Howard Lake, Tues- day they host Osakis. and Thurs- day travel to Eden Valley-Watkins for a double-header. Kimball softball season continues By Gary Riess, coach The Cubs were able to play three of the five games scheduled for the week. Tuesday, May 10, was at HL-W-Wand Friday, May 13, was a double header with Pierz. Thurs- day's double header with Hold- ingford was rained out. HL-W-W proved to be a rough opponent. The Lakers scored only in one inning, but five walks, two errors and four base hits were enough to defeat the Cubs. Kimball managed only two hits and one run, as they went down to defeat. Natalie Stein had one hit and scored the lone run on an RBI single from Alyssa Hurrle. Lexi Rose took the pitching loss for the Cubs. The Friday double header was a seesaw affair with Pierz win- ning the first game 4-3 and the Cubs taking the second game 7-6. Kimball took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Megan Garding hit a home run, and Steph Konz singled and then scored on an error. Pierz tied the game in the third inning with two runs. Tiffany Berscheid walked and scored on an RBI sin- gle from Steph Konz in the bot- tom of the fifth for a 3-2 lead. Pierz scored a single run in the sixth to tie, and then pushed across the go-ahead run in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead. The Cubs got two runners aboard in the bottom of the seventh, but a fly ball out and a ground out left the Cubs on the wrong end of the 4-3 score. Nine runners left on base, a season-long frustration, cost the Cubs. Megan Libbesmeier and Steph Konz each had two hits, but the rest of the lineup could manage only two more hits. Libbesmeier was the losing pitcher, striking out six and walking two. Game two started out poorly, as six walks and an error gave Pierz a 5-0 lead after two innings. Lib- besmeier came back in relief and pitched the last 5 and 1/3 innings, giving up only one more run. The Cubs began to inch back into the game in the third, when Libbes- meier connected for a two-run home run, scoring Shelby Seth ahead of her. A Pierz error in the fourth allowed Natalie Stein to score and Konz scored in the fifth on an RBI single from Mel- ody Rose to make the score 5-4. The Cubs defense stepped up to keep the game close by making a number of good plays, includ- ing throwing out two runners at home to keep the score 5-4. In the sixth, the momentum swung to the Cubs. Shelby Seth walked and Tiffany Berscheid singled. Megan Libbesmeier then hit her second home run of the game and gave herself five RBI to put the Cubs up 7-5. Pierz managed their first run since the second inning in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 7-6. Neither team scored in the seventh and the Cubs pre- vailed 7-6. Libbesmeier had three hits and five RBI and the pitching win. Steph Konz and Melod each had two hits and scored twice. This week is the final week of the regular season. Kimball has HL- W-W on Monday, a double header with EV-W on Tuesday, and needs to make up a double header with Hold- ingford. The Section 5A playoffs begin on Friday. The sixth-seeded Kimball team travels to three-seed ACGC in the first round. Sierra Club bicycle outing The North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club plans a bicycle out- ing on the Lake Wobeg0 n Trail over Memorial Day weekend: Sierra Club outings welcome everyone. Bikers will travel the LakeWobe- gon Trail from St. Joseph to Albany and back Saturday, May 28. Par- ticipants can also choose to camp overnight on the Mississippi River (advance reservation and deposit required), then bike south to Albany and back on the Holding- ford spur on Sunday May 29. The Lake Wobegon Trail runs past lakes and through prairies, marshes, and woodlands, so partic- ipants will see a large variety of sea- sonal wildflowers. For information about trailheads and times, as well as to receive notification in case of inclement weather, contact Kay Slama at (320) 796-5871, or slama@ Starz of Tomorrow baseball At Borne Life Business Coilee ffAir e' n Starz of Tomorrow Baseball Academy would like to invite you to their summer camp from June 12 to 15. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The Starz of Tomorrow Summer Clinics offer baseball play- ers a chance to increase their base- ball knowledge, work with expe- rienced coacheS, and gain funda- mental skills. Excellent coaching on all fundamentals of the game, hit- ting, pitching, fielding, base run- ning, but mostly drill work. Coaches are from the SCSU Coaching Staff and numerous other Central Min- nesota coaches and college play- ers. If you would like more informa- tion about the camp, please visit our website at www.startzbasebaUcamp. COt'Ft. Stolen property found May 15, the Stearns County to locate an owner or owners of Sheriff's Office was notified of property found along Athman Road in Rockville. One of the items has been identified from a theft reported from Ironwood Road in St. Wendel Township. The Sheriff's Office is trying a power ice auger and two down- rigger fishing rods and reels. Anyone with information or can identify the items is asked to contact the Stearns County Sher- iff's Office at (320) 251-4240. www.trico u ntynews. M N The Sierra Club North Star Chapter represents more than 15,000 members across Minnesota. Inspired by nature, members work together to protect our communi- ties and the planet. For more than 40 years, they have worked to pre- serve and protect Minnesota's envi- ronment through educational out- ings and volunteer activism. Visit the web site at www.northstar. Non-profits can get free use of ice houses A free day of ice house use is available Monday through Thurs- day beginning Dec. 1 (weather and ice conditions permitting) until March 31. For all Wright, Steams and Meeker Counties. Non-profit agencies by W.O.D.E.N. (Woodland Organiza- tions Dedicated to Environment and Nature) ice houses will be located on Koronis, Clearwater, Pelican Lake, Pulaski lake, Howard Lake, and oth- ers, depending on fish action. Called the W.O.D.E,N. Commu- nity Fishing Program, it "encour- ages people to get involved in the environment," said Todd Lawrence, the orgination's director. Interested non-profit agen- cies can call Todd Lawrence at (218) 273-0061. 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