Braham 7, Pine City 5
Pine City’s effort to come back from down five runs in the fourth inning came up just short, as they fell 7-5 to Braham on Tuesday, April 24. The Dragons scored three runs in the failed comeback on a double by Luke Fabini and Mason Loucks. Pine City couldn’t keep up with Braham early in the game with scores in the first and second innings. Braham pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning; however, the Dragons put on the pressure in the fifth inning with four runs. Nick Hansmann threw for five innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out six. Luke Fabini threw the sixth inning out of the bullpen. Duke Waxberg went two-for-four at the plate to lead Pine City in hits. Waxberg also led with two stolen bases, as the Dragons ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.
Pine City 10, Onamia 3
Six runs from the bat of Isaiah Hasz helped Pine City defeat Onamia 10-3 on Thursday, April 25. The Dragons scored four runs in the sixth inning with singles by Hasz and Mason Charles. Duke Waxberg earned the win from the mound, only allowing five hits and three runs over six innings, striking out ten and walking one. Waxberg also led the Dragons with five of Pine City’s 13 stolen bases.
Pine City 19, Two Harbors 5
Pine City nabbed the lead late in the game in a 19-5 victory over Two Harbors on Saturday, April 27. The game was tied at five with Pine City coming to bat in the top of the sixth when Luke Fabini singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. The Dragons put up ten runs in the seventh inning with singles by Gabe Westbrook, Mason Charles, Nick Hansmann, Fabini and Duke Waxberg, a ground-out by Isaiah Hasz and a double by Waxberg. Fabini was the winning pitcher for Pine City, throwing for two and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. Hansmann started the game for Pine City, throwing for four and a third innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out four.