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Laker second baseman Nick Groth makes a routine throw to first base Thursday against Hawley. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD

Baseball: Johnson ignites rally in Laker win

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When senior Reed Johnson took to the mound Thursday in relief of starter A.J. Matter, it was the first time in extended action for the Laker, who has missed the front part of the season due to an injury.         


But Johnson made his presence felt in two important facets of the game — pitching and hitting.

Not only did Johnson pitch four scoreless innings against the visiting Hawley Nuggets in DL’s 10-4 victory, but he ignited a seven-run fifth inning with a two-run single.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.