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Baseball: Woodbury loses to Stillwater in walk-off

The Woodbury Royals were trailing on Wednesday night against the Stillwater Ponies with a score of 3-1 in the sixth inning. Then, Reece Impola and Cameron Matz helped out the Royals with their bats in the top of the sixth.

Impola singled scoring a Woodbury runner and Matz scored another runner with his sacrifice fly making it a tie game. This tie resulted in extra innings for the two teams, which ended in the 10th inning when Evan Parker bunted to Woodbury's pitcher Rodney Erickson.

Erickson committed an error throwing the ball to first base allowing Matthew McGinley to score and win the game for Stillwater.

The Royals went through three different pitchers in the game. Woodbury started with Will Jeffery who pitched ⅓ of an inning and giving up two earned runs. Then, Max Rode came in for four innings and only allowing one earned run and striking out one. Finally, Erickson came in for the last four and 2/3 innings giving up zero earned runs and striking out three.

The Royals also received some help from a handful of batters throughout the game including their leadoff hitter, Quinn Krueger. He went 2-for-4 with a run and a walk. Impola only had one at-bat as a pinch hitter, but made it count with the RBI single in the sixth inning.

Woodbury will be traveling to Forest Lake on Friday, May 18 at 6:15 p.m. for its next baseball game. This will conclude the week of games for the Royals before playing two key games against White Bear Lake and East Ridge on Wednesday and Thursday next week.