Baseball: Ellis, Royals blank Bluejackets 3-0

Kyle Ellis twirled a one-hitter and picked up his fourth win of the season as the Rogers Royals tripped Cambridge-Isanti 3-0 on Tuesday.

Ellis, who’s won twice in relief and twice on complete games, walked one batter and hit two batters, and struck out three. He outdueled the Bluejackets’ ace, Jeff Johnson, who threw a four-hitter.

The Royals bunched those four hits into one inning, the sixth, to score all three runs.
Scott Neubauer broke up the no-hitter and Bryanlee Santiago-Martinez followed with a bunt single. A wild pitch moved the runners up.  With one out, Caleb Reese singled home a run. Another scored on a ground out and Kyle Halseth followed with another RBI single.

Royals lose to STMA

The Royals lost to St. Michael-Albertville 31 on Monday. Adam Knauth was the hard-luck losing pitcher giving up three unearned runs. Tyler Berg threw a five-hitter with four strikeouts for the Knights.