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The Robins closed out the 2022 adapted softball regular season with a non-conference matchup against the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs at Armstrong High School. The Robins were determined to prove they were better than the first two games against Anoka seemed to show, and for the most part, they accomplished that mission. The Robins nearly eliminated the fielding errors that hampered them previously, and actually were quite sharp in the field, turning three double plays. Anoka scored 3 runs in the first inning, but weren’t able to get a comfortable lead until much later. In fact, the Robins got within 4-3 after a two-run home run by Nick Johnson in the fourth inning, then got close again at 6-5 in the sixth inning when Darius Larson drove in two runs with a single to right field. Anoka found holes in the Robins defense in the seventh inning, and scored the 5 run maximum to put the game away, winning 11-5. Lucas Harper and Mark Cleveland both finished the game with 2 hits each. The Robins will now start preparing for the state tournament on June 3-4 at Chanhassen High School where they will be the #2 seed from the North Conference.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Robins were in Andover for a rematch with the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs and were looking to bounce back from last week’s game that saw the Mustangs take advantage of numerous fielding errors by the Robins. For the first two and a half innings, it appeared that the Robins were up to the task, trailing just 4-2 and making solid plays in the field heading into the bottom of the third inning. Strong hitting by the Mustangs got the Robins rattled, and the fielding errors started showing up again. The Mustangs jumped on the errors and scored 5 runs in the third inning and 5 more in the fourth inning to hand the Robins a 14-3 loss. Jayda Johnson, Edgar Kinanga, Jose Leon Estrada and Darius Larson all finished the game with 2 hits each. The Robins close out the regular season next Monday at Armstrong in a non-conference game, once again against Anoka-Hennepin.

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The Robins softball team suffered their first defeat of the season on Monday afternoon, losing to the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs 21-4. Thirteen fielding errors by the Robins, combined with some unbelievable hitting by the Mustangs made for a long afternoon for the home team. Trailing 9-0 in the second inning, the Robins put up 5 hits and scored 2 runs and looked like they were going to bounce back from the slow start, however, 5 more runs by the Mustangs in the third inning all but sealed the loss for the Robins. Lucas Harper, Mark Cleveland and Jose Leon Estrada all had solid games, going 2 for 2 at the plate, with Harper scoring 2 runs. The Robins now have some time to work on a few areas as they are without a game until next Wednesday when they travel to the Andover Community Center for a rematch with Anoka-Hennepin.

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The Robins were scheduled for game number two of their regular season non-conference matchup with Minneapolis this afternoon, however, due to a shortage of players this game never officially happened. Minneapolis had six players, which was one short of the legal minimum to start a game. Due to this, the Robins picked up the win via forfeit, then sent a pair of their players to the Minneapolis team for a scrimmage. Everyone had a good time and felt fortunate to be able to have a fun afternoon of softball. The Minneapolis/Robins blended team won the scrimmage against the rest of the Robins squad by a score of 13-8. The Robins will resume their regular, North Conference schedule on Monday, May 9 when they face Anoka-Hennepin at Armstrong.

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In their first home game of the season, the Robins did a great job of entertaining their fans with some great hitting and some fantastic plays in the field on their way to a 17-2 win over the Osseo Orioles. Osseo got on the board with 1 run in the first inning, but that was the only lead they would hold in this game. The Robins strung togther 6 hits, plating 5 runs in the home half of the first inning and they were well on their way to the victory. Five more runs in the second inning, including a 3-run, bases clearing triple by Marcus Brady pushed the lead to 10-1. The Orioles put a few nice hits togther in the third to score their second and final run of the game before the Robins scored five more times in the third, including a 3-run home run by Nick Johnson. The mercy rule came into play after just 3 batters in the home half of the fourth inning, as the Robins score their final 2 runs and pushed the lead to 15. Jayda Johnson and Ava Hetteen both pitched 2 solid innings, with Hetteen recording 3 strikeouts while on the mound. The Robins are at home on Thursday to face Minneapolis in a non-conference game.