St. Anthony had been quietly having an outstanding season, but a victory over Benilde-St. Margaret's on May 1 may have spoken volumes. You can bet Holy Angels was listening and will be ready to turn down the Huskies when these Tri-Metro Conference rivals tangle on Tuesday.
St. Anthony defeated the No. 6-3A Red Knights on Rachel Carter's three-run double in the fifth inning, helping blow open a close game and extend the Huskies' winning streak, which is now at seven games. The sophomore catcher's plate performance may have been a surprise for conference-leading St. Anthony (8-1, 7-1), which relied on two other players to knock around opposing pitchers in the last half of April, when Mackenzie Weber had eight hits and nine runs scored and Josie Donaldson's eight hits helped her amass 10 RBI.
That type of production will be needed to hold off a Stars' lineup that's accumulating offensive stats like a big royal blue and Vegas gold machine.
Kaitlyn Kneeland (14 RBI, 20 hits, 15 runs), Liv Lewis (14, 15, 16), Rachel Kawiecki (14, 19, 15) and Leah Lood (12, 21, 15) have 54 of Holy Angels' 87 RBI and accounted for 61 of the team's 109 runs scored.
The Stars (10-2, 5-1) can use a victory to narrow the Huskies' two-game lead in the standings and ease the sting of a 13-3 loss at Benilde-St. Margaret's on April 16.