Likely playing for a home post-season game, Caden Freeman breezed through the Bloomington Jefferson batting order for the second time this season in a Chaska 8-3 win on May 24 at Athletic Park.
The Hawks, with a 10-10 record in the regular season, hosts the Jaguars once again at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Freeman, who earned the win over Bloomington Jefferson April 19, pitched a career-high 6 1/3 innings, surrendering seven hits and five walks with three strikeouts.
A pair of double plays ended Jaguar threats in the fifth and sixth innings.
Bloomington Jefferson led 3-2 on a Bennett McCollow bases-clearing double with two outs in the fourth inning.
Chaska countered in the bottom half of the inning, back-to-back doubles from Nick Olmscheid and Nathan Rosenberg tying the game at three.
Kamden Larson drove in the eventual winning run with a single, an error allowing a second run at 5-3. Will Magnuson's double plated two more runs with two outs for the four-run lead.
Thomas Harr, 2-for-2 in the game, added an RBI-single in the sixth inning for Chaska. Magnuson collected three of the Hawks' 13 hits with Mac Born hitting 2-for-4, including one of six doubles for Chaska.
Diego Waissanen recorded the final two outs to secure the win for the Hawks.
MINNETONKA 3, MAPLE GROVE 2
A pair of single runs in the fifth and sixth innings lifted Minnetonka to its eighth win of the season in a 3-2 decision over Maple Grove in the regular season finale May 24.
Mitch Klass struck out nine batters over 6 2/3 innings for the win, holding the Crimson to two hits. Ryan Lambert got the final out for the save.
Nick Thimsen plated Jake Zaetta with the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.
Thimsen collected two of the Skippers' seven hits with Thomas Gross and Zack Zaetta adding RBIs in the win.
Minnetonka (8-12), the No. 7 seed in Section 2-4A, is at Edina at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 27 in the playoff opener.