Angels blown out in Bluffton
The struggle continues for the Detroit Lakes Angels and once again, errors were the main culprit.
The Angels fell to a 4-5 record in the Hi-10 league with a 15-2 loss at Bluffton Sunday, with six errors befalling DL.
The game started off well, as the Angels took the lead in the top of the first with a Chris Engberg walk with one out. Engberg stole second and scored on a Terry Haus single to left with two outs.
But the Braves would strike right back in the home half of the first by putting five runs on the board.
Brent Weller walked to start the inning off of Angel pitcher Chad Griffin, Cody Geiser singled to put runners at first and second.
With Marc Sweere at the plate, Griffin pulled his hamstring on a pitch that ended up as a balk scoring Weller.
Griffin had to be replaced on the mound by Max Saarinen. Saarinen would get Sweere on a grounder to short for the second out.
Wayne Dykoff single to give the Braves the lead and then consecutive errors by the Angels followed by a Braves walk and a single put five runs on the board.
The second inning wasn't much better for the Halos as the Braves added eight more runs.
The Braves scored their eight runs on four hits, including a grand slam by Cody Geiser.
The Angels also committed two more errors, allowed a walk and a hit batter to the Braves.
The Angels picked up a run in the fourth as Jake Kiebke singled to start the inning and scored on a fielder's choice by Wade Whitworth.
The Braves added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to up the score to 15-2 and that held up until the seventh frame.
Bryan Buhr pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth innings for the Angels. Griffin suffered the loss, while Geiser picked up the win.
Detroit Lakes at Bluffton, Sunday, June 22.
Angels 100 100 0 - 2 5 6
Braves 580 200 x - 15 11 2
AB R H Bi
W. Whitworth 4 0 0 1
C. Engberg 2 1 0 0
N. Johnson 2 0 0 0
T. Haus 2 0 1 1
Z. Fulmer 2 0 1 0
M. Nustad 4 0 1 0
C. Griffin 0 0 0 0
M. Saarinen 2 0 0 0
M. Olson 1 0 0 0
J. Kiebke 2 1 1 0
M. Mooney 1 0 0 0
B. Buhr 1 0 0 0
K. Danner 3 0 1 0
Totals 26 2 5 2
Pitching: DL - C. Griffin (LP), M. Saarinen (1), B. Buhr (5) and J. Kiebke.