A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Boys Tennis:

The Boys Tennis team is 2-7.

On Friday, May 12 Providence Academy ended the regular season as they hosted Heritage Christian Academy and defeated our neighbor to the north 5-2.

On Tuesday, May 16 The Lions began Section 2A play at Mound Westonka. PA fell to the Whitehawks 7-0.

Next up: Section 2A Individual play begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at The Blake School Hopkins Campus.

Softball:

The Softball team is 5-10.

On Monday, May 15 the Lions celebrated an unconventional Senior Day at Heritage Christian Academy. With unplayable field conditions at PA, our generous neighbors offered their playable field as a solution. With that, the Lions packed up their gear, and headed up Vicksburg Lane. In the contest an early Providence 5-2 lead evaporated under powerful HCA offensive production. With the game tied at 6, after six, the Eagles generated another productive seventh inning and the Lions couldn’t recover as they dropped their Senior Day tilt 13-6.

On Tuesday, May 16 the Lions traveled south to take on Southwest Christian High School. PA fell to the Stars 10-0. Junior Maureen Burns worked successfully through two separate jams on the mound and recorded seven strikeouts en route to her longest pitching performance of the year.

Next up: Today the Lions start Section 5AA, East Subsection play when they take on third seeded Southwest Christian High School in a contest scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. at Chaska Community Park.

Boys Lacrosse:

The Boys Lacrosse team is 6-4.

On Thursday, May 4 Providence Academy defeated Holy Family Catholic High School 16-7.

Providence Academy hosted St. Louis Park on Thursday, May 16 and fell to theOrioles 19-9. After a fast start by St. Louis Park the Lions cut the deficit to 5 but the potential comeback fell short. Senior Noah Pieper and freshman Tyler Hein both had hat-tricks; and other goals were scored by junior Kole DeRosier, sophomore Ian Smith, and eighth grader Matthew Dowden.

Next up: The Lions will celebrate Senior Night on Friday, May 19 when they host Rogers High School. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Track and Field:

Providence Academy hosted the IMAC Track and Field Championship Meet on Thursday, May 18. The teams represented our school very well with the girls team capturing second place and the boys team finishing in fifth place.

Some highlights in the meet were: winning the girls 4×800 and 4×200 m relay teams, junior Juliet White winning the triple jump and freshman Maddie Kelly winning the 1600 m Run.

Next up: The Lions will participate in the Chub Bettels Invitational hosted by The Blake School on Monday, May 22. Field events begin at 4:15 p.m. and the running events begin at 4:30 p.m.

Baseball:

The Baseball team is 10-6.

On Tuesday, May 16 the Lions celebrated Senior Night as they took on Maple Lake and fell to the Irish 5-1.

With a surmountable lead of 2-1, Maple Lake broke the game open when they scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, thus sealing the Lions’ fate. Junior Jackson Sonderby led the Providence Academy offense with one run batted in as he went 2-for-2 on the day. The Lions did not commit an error in the field. Junior Tommy Wehmann worked the first four innings on the mound and was saddled with the loss. Sophomore Riley Schroeder worked the final three innings giving up one hit while striking out five.

On Thursday, May 18 the Lions ventured east on I-94 to battle St. Agnes at Barnes Field on the campus of Concordia University St. Paul. Providence Academy and fell to the Aggies by a score of 7-4 score.

Providence Academy took the lead with one out in the second inning when junior Andrew Rossini drove in classmate Keenan Hodgkin on a double to right. In the top of the third Wehmann scored on a wild pitch and Hodgkin stroked a line drive to center field driving in sophomore Bradley Koskie. St. Agnes took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. The Lions rallied a bit in the top of the seventh when sophomore William Reschenberg doubled to left, stole third base and scored on an error by the catcher. The threat and game came to an end on a ground out to short. Sophomore Max Anderson suffered the loss. He tossed three innings, surrendering four runs while striking out two.

Next up: The Varsity and JV  games scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at Spectrum High School have been canceled.On Monday, May 22 PA will travel to Friendly Fridley to take on Fridley High School in a 4:30 p.m. tilt.

Girls Golf:

The Girls Golf team is 2-2-1 in IMAC play.

On Thursday, May 18 the Lions traveled to Inverwood Golf Course in Inver Grove Heights and competed against the state’s fifth ranked team, the Visitation Blazers. The Lions battled but fell to the Blazers 212 to 173. Freshman Sara Anne Festin and eighth grader Marie Leggott carded 49s for the Lions, eighth grader Mae Monette shot a 53 and sophomore Aspen Fowler recorded a 61 in the effort.

Next up: The Lions will participate in the IMAC Conference 18 Hole Tournament on Tuesday, May 23 at Goodrich Golf Course in St. Paul. Scheduled start time 12:00 p.m.

Boys Golf:

The Boys Golf team is 3-3 in IMAC play.

Next up: The Lions will participate in the IMAC Conference 18 Hole Tournament on Tuesday, May 23 at River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. Scheduled start time 12:00 p.m.

Fall Registration:

We were originally scheduled to begin registration for the 2017 Fall Athletics Season this week. We have discovered our registration portal needs to be updated. We are in the process of completing the update and plan to begin registration on Thursday, June 1.

Thank you for your patience.

Remember to follow @PAheadmaster, @PAcademyATH and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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