Cards Only Win by 10?

The day after the Cards dispatched St. Cloud Tech 21 – 5, they hosted the other St. Cloud team – Apollo.  On a day equally bright and clear, the temperature was about 20 degrees cooler.  That temperature change “chilled” the Cardinal bats to such an extent they were only able to win 10 – 0 after 5 innings (runs were still coming in, but in the bottom of the 5th the game ends as soon as the home team has a 10-run lead).  After shooting close to 100 photos of the Tech game, I mostly just hunkered down on my camp chair and snapped from my “couch potato” position.  The staff photographer was there doing yeoman service – his photos will be added when available.

[LT having a go.]

[The JV game next door was a distraction.  Runners seemed to be crossing home plate constantly.  I believe the Cards won 17 – 6.  🙂 ]

[The staff photographer actually crouches for the sake of his craft!]

[Taylor’s becoming a pretty solid pitcher – and she’s only a sophomore!]

[Buzz, the PA guy, and the staff photographer, crouching again!  Whatta guy!]

[It was just a matter of time.  Emily Kuennen launched one over the left-center field fence (any disputes from other “eye witnesses?”).  Also a sophomore, she will hit many more in her career.]

[Amanda drives one toward right.]

[LT chases a foul pop.]

[A high hard one from Taylor.]

[A swing and a . . .]

[One-hopper to the mound?]

[“Official” Lauren Trumm fan club.]

[Lauren in Echo photo.]

[LT swats one with runners in scoring position.]

[And again.]

[Sarah pops one up.]

[Taylor pounds one down the line.]

[Then it was Emily’s turn again – looks like a liner toward left.]

[Go, Amanda!]

[Mikayla with her oppposite field stroke.]

[And to the top of the order with Danielle – another drive to left?]

[Here come the runners!]

[Mikayla rounding third . . .]

[. . . heading for home.]

[And here she comes (good baserunner).]

[Dani pinchhitting?]

[Dani, for sure.]

[A run in, another following . . .]

[GAME OVER!  🙂  ]

Then I hauled my keister as fast as I could to the high school for the ongoing track meet.  I unfortunately missed what may go down as an historic race!  How’s that for a tease?

[Sitting on my keister, which was ultimately hauled.]

[Go, Maggie!  Ms. Leland in search of a national title with Augustana.  Echo photo.]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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