The Spectrum Sting picked up the first two victories of their new solo baseball program on Saturday at Brooklyn Center, splitting with Cambridge Christian and beating Brooklyn Center.
The Sting, coached by Kurt Remick, topped Cambridge Christian 4-1 in their debut with Jake Mitchell pitched five innings and struck out six. Jordy Ildvad knocked in three runs with a single, triple, and stolen base in three at-bats.
Cambridge Christian blanked the Sting 5-0 in the second game. Ildvad took the loss, giving up two runs in 2 1/3 innings, striking out four. Ryan Pribnow pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Hunter Boadwine hit a double.
The Sting cruised 18-4 over Brooklyn Center, with Pribnow rapping four hits, Mitchell and Thomas Ogren three each, and Ildvad and Christian Rieck two each. Tristen Rosby threw four innings (two runs, four strikeouts) and Ogren pitched three innings (no runs, five strikeouts).
Spectrum will play at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul on Wednesday.