Lakers take split with TRF
The Detroit Lakes baseball team split their home doubleheader Thursday against Thief River Falls in a pair of high-scoring affairs, winning 12-0 and losing 14-8.
The Lakers had 11 hits in their 12-0 victory, as Ben Thompson tore up the Thief River Falls’ pitching by going 3-3 with seven RBIs and three runs scored.
Each of Jackson Lyngaas and Ryan Cihak had two hits, while Sam Voz collected two RBIs on one hit.
Cihak picked up the win with his five-inning shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out three.
The Lakers lost to Bemidji 6-4 Monday, May 19, with Thompson going six innings and allowing 10 hits.
The Lakers had two errors in the loss, which led to three unearned runs.
The Lakers had four players go for two hits apiece in Cihak, Connor Johnson, Sam Voz and Boyd Bradbury.
“We’ve been close in many games and we can play with anyone, but you need to start winning to prove that,” said DL head coach Steve Fuhs.
The Lakers did have a Mid-State Conference sweep Friday, May 16, with wins over Crosby-Ironton 11-1 and 8-2.
In the latter game, DL’s bottom three hitters went a combined 7-10, as Cooper Heimark was 2-3, Trey Lyngaas was 2-3 and Sam Beck went 3-3.
“Our bottom of the order is coming up big,” Fuhs said. “They are hitting well.”
Cihak also went 2-3 with two RBis in the win. He also picked up the win on the mound by allowing seven hits and striking out 11.
Voz pitched a two-hitter in five innings to win 11-0. He struck out seven and walked one.
Beck went 2-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the No. 9 slot, while Jackson Lyngaas was 1-3 with two RBIs.