Angels split two games with Moorhead and Bluffton
The Detroit Lakes Angels split a pair at home during the past week as the season is getting into full swing.
After two consecutive games where Detroit Lakes had no trouble scoring runs, it was its turn to watch the opposing team stroll across home plate.
The Moorhead Brewers blasted the Angels 14-1 Saturday afternoon.
The Brewers tallied 18 hits, with Mike Peschel leading the offense with a 5-for-5 day at the plate. Peschel scored four runs and had four RBI.
Moorhead manager Ryan Olson went 4-for-5, scored four runs and brought in three runs.
The Brewers got out to a 4-0 lead by the fourth before Jake Kiebke's RBI single scored Matt Huberty in the bottom of the fourth for Detroit Lakes' lone run.
Another four runs came for Moorhead in the sixth before it closed out the game by scoring five in the ninth.
Detroit Lakes' defense didn't help matters as it committed six errors.
Jon Tolbert picked up the loss as he went four innings. Bryan Buhr and Matt Huberty pitched three and two innings, respectively, in relief.
Corey Trick earned the win for Moorhead as he went six innings.
Things went better against the Bluffton Braves on Wednesday as Detroit Lakes won 6-1.
The Braves scored their lone run in the fifth when a throwing error by pitcher Huberty allowed Wayne Dykhoff to score.
But the Angels came right back in the bottom of the inning when Taylor Fuhs scored on a throwing error by the Braves' pitcher. Tolbert brought the second score in with a RBI double. Buhr, pinch running for Tolbert, scored from third on a double steal by himself and Chris Gilson.
The Angels (3-2) scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth.
Huberty went the distance for Detroit Lakes as he pitched a gem in striking out nine and allowing six hits.
Detroit Lakes plays two games on Sunday as they play at Pelican Rapids at 2 p.m. and head over to New York Mills for a game at 7 p.m.
Originally, the Angels were supposed to take on Pelican Rapids on Saturday. The move is necessitated due to Pelican Rapids High School hosting a playoff game on Saturday.
Moorhead Brewers at Detroit Lakes Angels, Saturday, May 23.
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Angels 000 100 000 - 1 7 6
Bluffton Braves at Detroit Lakes Angels, Wednesday May 27.
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Angels 000 030 210 - 6 7 2