The Hastings Hawks season came to an end this past Friday night as they lost their game three matchup with the Red Wing Aces in the first round of the CCVL playoffs. Hastings fought hard the entire playoff series. This was most evident in game two of their series with Red Wing as Hastings had their backs against the ropes several times in the contest, yet the team was still able to come out victorious. Game two took place this past Tuesday night, and the Hawks came ready to play.
Playoff baseball is under way for the Hastings Hawks as they are in a best-of-three series with the Red Wing Aces. Game one proved to be a closely contested game, but the Hawks weren’t able to pull out the win. Jose Velez started on the mound for the Hawks and threw a nice game, giving Hastings plenty of opportunities to win. In the end, though, it would be multiple defensive miscues and several two-out hits that plagued the Hawks. The Hawks came ready for some playoff baseball, as the game was tied at 2-2 in the third inning.
The Hastings VFW 16U baseball team’s season has come to an end this past week as the Raiders went 1-2 in playoff game play. Hastings kicked off the playoffs with a matchup against Inver Grove Heights, and the game definitely had a playoff atmosphere as both teams fought aggressively for the opening playoff win. It was the hometown Raiders that would prove to be victorious in a game that ended in walk-off fashion.
Section game play has been a real struggle for the Hastings Hawks this season as they have lost their past four section 1B contests. The most current section defeat came from the hands of the Northfield Knights in a game that was hit with a rain delay, and the Hawks were forced to pick the action back up Tuesday night. They continued in the third inning as the Hawks trailed 5-1.
The Hastings 16U baseball team could not find a way to have their batting, and pitching in sync this past week in the two games they played. The Raiders scored five runs in one contest, and lost. Then in the other game Hastings only allowed five runs, but failed to get their bats going, and lost the game. The week started with the Raiders playing host to Maplewood in what proved to be a closely contested matchup. In the end though, the strong hitting of Maplewood proved to be too much for Hastings as they lost the game with a final score of 10-5.
Wins were tough to come by this past week for the Hastings 16U VFW baseball team. The team continued their pattern of being on both sides of lopsided performances. The lone win for Hastings this past week came against the Highland Park Scots in a contest that took place at Vets Park. Hastings won the game with an impressive final score of fifteen to three. The game was much closer than the scoreboard indicated as the matchup proved to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
The Hastings Hawks are struggling to find consistency in their Section 1B game play and with Mother Nature so far this season. So far, five of their scheduled contests have been canceled for weather related reasons. This has caused much rescheduling and headaches for a ball club that simply wants to play baseball. The headaches have continued for Hastings with their section gameplay. The Hawks have lost five games of section play thus far this season. Two of the losses are the result of near defeats from the Dundas Dukes.
This week was an interesting one for the Hastings VFW 16U baseball team. The team lost to Ranview at home Thursday night with a score of 13-0, but bounced right back, reclaiming some home field dominance as they defeated Mahtomedi Gold 11-1 on Saturday.
The Hastings Hawks have a record of 11-6-1 this year after defeating the Cannon Falls Bears Wednesday night with a final score of 3-1. The Bears, who have eight wins this year, played host to the Hawks as both teams were looking to rebound from losses in their previous games. The Hawks came out to a slow start in the contest but, luckily for Hastings, the Bears failed to take advantage of the Hawks offense that laid in slumber until the sixth inning.
The Hastings Hawks baseball team split their two games this week and now have a record of 10-6-1. The Hawks traveled to Randolph on Sunday afternoon to take on the Railcats in a contest that found the Hawks dominate both the plate and the mound as Hastings beat Randolph, 10-0.