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BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE DL shortstop Kathryn Kinney stretches to no avail to nab a Pequot Lakes single Tuesday.

Mid-State Conference slips away from Laker softball team

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It was a showdown between two of the top scoring teams in the state, but ironically, ended up being a pair of low-scoring games.

The Pequot Lakes softball team prevailed in both Mid-State Conference doubleheader games Tuesday in Detroit Lakes, as the undefeated Patriots out-hit the potent Lakers' offense with 4-0 and 5-1 victories.

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The sweep gives Pequot Lakes the Mid-State championship, while showing they are a team to reckon with come section playoff time.

The Patriots received a pair of strong performances out of their pitchers, as Katie White just missed tossing a no-hitter in game one, while Lindzee Johnson held DL's bats to three hits in the 5-1 nightcap win.

White stymied the active Laker bats, allowing just one walk and no hits heading into the bottom of the seventh, with Pequot Lakes leading 4-0.

But the state's leading hitter, senior Laurenn Johnson, was able to break up the no-no with a well-placed bunt down first base line.

Arika Johnson later lined a single to right field to load the bases with one out, but White was able to force the next two outs with no DL runners crossing the plate.

Chaz Butz still pitched well for the Lakers, but the Patriot offense was able to produce 11 hits, led by Jessica Kreitz' 3-4 and two RBI day.

Johnson put the Pats on the board with a long homer over the left field fence in the second, while Pequot Lakes scored two in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

DL's defense kept the Lakers in the game, aided by a nice assist from second baseman Laurenn Johnson to get a tag by catcher Brianna Seebold and save a run at the plate, and a nice stab by third baseman Amanda Young to end another Patriot rally.

Kathryn Kinney belted a leadoff double to start game two and scored on an error, but Johnson limited DL to only two more hits the rest of the way.

The Patriots went for four runs in the third and one more in the sixth off of nine hits.

The Lakers (11-6) will have a little break, before playing in a triangular in Thief River Falls against the Prowlers and East Grand Forks Friday, May 18, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Lakers throttle Perham twice

The Lakers' bats went ballistic on the Perham pitching Friday, as the DL squad laced out a total of 30 hits and 38 runs in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep.

The offensive onslaught produced 23-4 and 15-0 victories in Perham, which started with a six-run fourth inning in game one and was immediately followed by a 13-run thrashing in the fifth.

"We didn't have any errors after the first couple of innings (of game one) and just pounded the ball," said DL head coach Phil Kirchner. "In game two, we continued to hit the ball well.

"But the main thing is we played seven solid innings and didn't have a letdown."

The only runs Perham scored in the doubleheader came in the first inning of the opening contest, where DL had two errors leading to four unearned runs.

But the Lakers, who scored three in the top of the first, tied the game in the third on an RBI double from Amanda Young, then catapulted the lead up to 10-6 with a six-run fourth.

One of DL's hottest hitters, Sadie Larson, contributed a two-run double, while DL finished with five hits in the frame.

Center fielder Arika Johnson railed a bases-clearing double for three of her six RBIs in the game to open up the 13-run fifth inning.

The Lakers had a total of nine hits in the inning.

Three Lakers had three hits apiece in Arika and Laurenn Johnson and Larson, who finished with four RBIs.

Two hits each were collected by Kathryn Kinney, Brianna Seebold, Jenna Lamb and Heather Ianiro.

Freshman Chaz Butz collected four shutout innings with one walk.

"Chaz is throwing strikes and not walking a lot of batters," Kirchner said. "Her pitches make contact, so that's why it's important our defense is consistent."

The Lakers also made quick work of Perham in game two by scoring 10 runs in the first three innings to end the tilt in the fifth, 15-0.

Larson was 2-3 with a game-high three RBIs, while Laurenn Johnson and Lamb each had two hits.

Butz threw the first three innings, while Laurenn Johnson cleaned up the final two innings in DL's one-hit shutout.

Johnson also leads the state in hits with 34, which is nearing her state-leading 50 hits from last year.

The DL team is also batting at a plate-breaking .416 average pace this season.

Laker results

Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, May 8.

Patriots 010 002 1 - 4 11 1

Lakers 000 000 0 - 0 2 2

Detroit Lakes

AB R H Bi

K. Kinney 3 0 0 0

L. Johnson 2 0 1 0

B. Seebold 3 0 0 0

J. Lamb 3 0 0 0

A. Johnson 3 0 1 0

A. Young 3 0 0 0

E. Seebold 3 0 0 0

B. Olson 2 0 0 0

H. Ianiro 2 0 0 0

Totals 24 0 2 0

Pequot Lakes

AB R H Bi

K. White 4 1 2 0

B. Trottier 4 0 0 0

K. Miller 4 1 1 0

J. Kreitz 4 0 3 2

L. Johnson 4 1 1 1

H. Zimmerman 3 0 0 0

J. Sewall 3 0 2 0

M Hogen 3 0 1 1

E. Rudbeck 3 0 1 0

Totals 32 3 11 4

HR: L. Johnson...2B: K. Miller, Kreitz.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL - C. Butz (LP) 7-11-4-4-0-5...PL: White (WP) 7-2-0-0-1-4.

Patriots 004 001 0 - 5 9 1

Lakers 100 000 0 - 1 3 0

Detroit Lakes

AB R H Bi

Kinney 3 1 1 0

L. Johnson 3 0 0 0

B. Seebold 1 0 0 0

Foster 1 0 0 0

Burnside 1 0 0 0

Lamb 3 0 0 0

A. Johnson 2 0 0 0

Young 3 0 1 0

E. Seebold 3 0 1 0

B. Olson 3 0 0 0

Ianiro 3 0 0 0

Totals 26 1 3 0

3B: Kinney.

Pequot Lakes

AB R H Bi

White 3 1 2 0

Trottier 4 1 1 0

Miller 4 1 1 1

Kreitz 4 0 1 1

Johnson 4 1 1 1

Zimmerman 3 1 0 0

Sewall 2 0 2 0

Hogen 2 0 1 0

Carlson 3 0 0 0

Totals 29 5 9 3

2B: Kreitz, Sewall, Hogen.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL - C. Butz (LP) 7-9-5-5-3-1...PL: L. Johnson (WP) 7-3-1-1-1-2.

Detroit Lakes at Perham, Friday, May 4.

DL 301 6(13) - 23 19 2

Perham 400 00 - 4 5 5

Detroit Lakes

AB R H Bi

K. Kinney 6 2 2 0

L. Johnson 4 4 3 1

B. Seebold 3 4 2 2

S. Larson 4 4 3 4

J. Lamb 4 4 2 0

A. Young 2 1 1 3

E. Seebold 4 1 1 1

A. Johnson 5 1 3 6

H. Ianiro 5 2 2 1

Totals 37 23 19 18

2B: Larson (2), E. Seebold, A. Johnson.

Perham

AB R H Bi

Silbernagel 3 0 1 0

Christianson 3 1 0 0

Doll 3 1 1 0

Beyer 3 0 0 0

Roberts 2 1 0 0

Kawlewski 2 1 1 2

Stoll 2 0 1 1

Honer 2 0 1 0

Schmitz 1 0 0 0

Totals 21 4 5 3

2B: Kawlewski, Stoll.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL - C. Butz (WP) 5-5-4-0-1-1.

DL 541 05 - 15 11 0

Perham 000 00 - 0 2 2

Detroit Lakes

AB R H Bi

Kinney 3 3 1 0

L. Johnson 4 2 2 0

B. Seebold 2 3 1 0

Larson 3 1 2 3

Lamb 3 3 2 2

Young 3 2 0 1

E. Seebold 2 1 1 2

A. Johnson 1 0 0 0

B. Olson 1 0 1 2

Ianiro 2 0 0 0

H. Foster 2 0 1 0

Totals 26 15 11 10

2B: E. Seebold.

Perham

AB R H Bi

Silbernagel 3 0 0 0

Christianson 2 0 0 0

Doll 2 0 0 0

Beyer 2 0 0 0

Roberts 1 0 0 0

Kawleski 2 0 0 0

Honer 2 0 1 0

Stoll 1 0 0 0

Schmitz 1 0 0 0

Totals 16 0 1 0

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL - C. Butz (WP) 3-1-0-0-0-0; L. Johnson 2-0-0-0-3-0.

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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. 
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