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Errors and walks took their toll on the visiting Detroit Lakes baseball team, as they dropped both games in their Mid-State Conference doubleheader in Perham Thursday, losing by the scores of 9-1 and 14-4.

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In the 9-1 opening loss, the Lakers committed four costly errors, while in game two, 13 free bases by either walks or hits by pitch, enabled the Yellowjackets to comfortably win 14-4 despite only collecting seven hits.

“We’ve just been inconsistent this season and we just have to starting working more in practice on defense,” said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. “We gave up a lot of free bases and things started snowballing on us.”

Junior Ryan Cihak had one of the few highlights for the Lakers with a two-run homer in the second game.

The Lakers accumulated just 10 hits combined in both games.

“We couldn’t make the plays to stop the bleeding,” Fuhs said. “These are mistakes from a lack of playing outside.”

The Lakers split with Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, winning 9-0 and losing 6-2.

Junior Connor Johnson had another strong outing on the mound in game one, as he cuffed the Wolverines’ bats with 11 strikeouts, one walk and just three hits allowed.

The Lakers piled on seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to ensure the win, as Johnson added a two-run single and Sam Voz a one-run double.

In game two, three Lakers had two hits apiece in Sam Beck, Cooper Heimark and Boyd Bradbury, but only scratched together two runs.

W-DC took the 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third using two hits, a walk and a hit batsman.

The Lakers are now 3-7, but Fuhs believes his young team can still pull it together and go on a winning streak.

“I am not giving up, I hope the players are not giving up,” Fuhs said. “I am still finding out what the kids can do, we’ll work hard in practice to figure it out.”

The Lakers will play at Pequot Lakes Tuesday for a conference doubleheader, starting at 4 p.m.

Detroit Lakes at Perham, Thursday, May 1

DL    000 000 1 – 1  4  4

Perh 100 710 0 – 9 10 1

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

R. Cihak             2      0      0      0

S. Beck              3      0      0      0

C. Johnson         3      0      0      0

S. Voz                3      1      1      0

B. Bradbury        2      0      0      0

C. Gray              1      0      0      0

B. Thompson       2      0      0      0

T. Lyngaas          0      0      0      0

J. Lyngaas          3      0      2      0

C. Heimark          2      0      0      0

J. Young             1      0      1      0

J. Schumaker      1      0      0      0

A. Dahl              1      0      0      0

Totals                24     1     4      0

Perham

                        AB    R      H      Bi

Still 4                 2      1      0

Erickson             3      1      0      0

J. Lueders          1      0      1      0

Malcahy             4      1      1      0

Meyer                4      0      3      0

Kuizel                 4      1      2      0

Solberg              4      1      0      0

Malikowski          2      1      0      0

Currier               4      1      1      0

Carlson              4      1      1      0

Totals                34     9      10     0

2B: Still

DL    002 200 0 – 4 6 1

Perh 4080 01 1 – 14 7 1

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

Cihak                 3      1      2      2

Beck                  2      0      0      0

Dahl                  2      0      0      0

Johnson             2      0      0      0

Gray                  1      0      0      0

Voz                    3      1      1      0

Bradbury            3      1      1      0

Thompson           2      0      0      0

Heimark             1      0      0      0

J. Lyngaas          2      0      1      0

D. VonRuden       1      0      1      2

T. Lyngaas          1      0      0      0

J. Voz                1      0      0      0

Schumaker          1      0      0      0

Young                2      0      1      0

Totals                27     3      6      4

HR: Cihak

Perham

                        AB    R      H      Bi

Still 2                 2      0      0

Malikowski          3      2      0      0

Mulcahy             5      1      1      0

Myer                  4      2      1      0

Kruzel                4      3      2      1

Soberg               3      1      0      0

Sturdevant          3      1      1      0

Currier               4      1      2      0

Carlson              3      1      0      0

Totals                31     14     7      1

HR: Kruzel

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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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