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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When stirrup socks were worn by every baseball player for about a century, they ranked behind only neckties as items of apparel that surely will baffle archaeologists digging into our strata centuries from now. “What in the world were these things for?” the excavators will ask. Still, uniforms seemed incomplete [...]

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  The Spectrum baseball team scored six runs in the fifth inning and beat Cambridge Christian 11-4 on Tuesday in Cambridge. Hitting leaders were Ryan Pribnow 2-for-4 (double, two runs), Thomas Ogren 2-for-5 (double, RBI), Tristen Rosby 2-for-4 (RBI) and Connor Hansen 1-for-3 (double, two RBI). John Brand pitched four innings, allowing one hit and [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder notched their first-ever win over Little Falls 4-2 at home on Tuesday behind solid pitching from Zach Nolan and Mitch Mossman. This is the third year the two teams have been Granite Ridge Conference rivals. The Thunder were 0-4 previously against the Flyers, who have been strong in baseball. “The kids were [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pitching efficiency was the big edge for Champlin Park as the Rebels held off the Elk River Elks 6-4 on Monday in a chilly home opener for the Elks. “They used a good pitcher, and their pitching was more effective than ours,” said Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. “We walked [...]

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Spectrum won its baseball opener 13-11 at Brooklyn Center on Saturday, overcoming seven errors with a 16-hit attack. Joey Chaffin was 3-for-4 with three RBI, Thomas Ogren 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Luke Nolden 3-for-5 with two runs, and Ryan Pribnow 2-for-5 with two runs and two steals. Tristen Rosby got the win, [...]

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  The Rogers Royals broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth inning and defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 7-3 in their home opener Friday. Luke Ellis pitched the last two innings to get the win, giving up three hits but striking out four and allowing no runs. Ellis was also 2-for-4 with an RBI [...]

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Zach Ruprecht tossed a one-hit shutout in his varsity mound debut, leading the Zimmerman Thunder past Rockford 3-0 on Friday in Rockford. Ruprecht, a senior, walked three and struck out three, keeping a low pitch count to go the distance. “I was hoping to get a solid four innings (from Ruprecht) and platoon with other [...]

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Some leaky defense behind Rogers pitcher Adam Nauth led to a 5-1 opening loss to Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom. “Adam gave us one of the best individual pitching performances I have seen in a long time,” said Royal coach Brian Harapat. “We made multiple errors in the outfield and the infield. It really should [...]

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