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Chaz Butz pitches during DL’s triangular Saturday at Snappy Park. BRIAN WIERIMA/TRIBUNE

Pitchers combine for no-hitter vs. C-I

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The bats were going again for the Detroit Lakes softball team in Saturday’s home triangular with Bemidji and Thief River Falls, but unfortunately the hits were almost matched by errors.

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The Lakers (4-8) pounded out 16 hits in the two games combined, but also committed 15 errors, which in the end, resulted in a pair of losses.

“We just had too many errors again,” said DL head coach Phil Kirchner. “We were hitting well, but we didn’t get enough timely hits.”

The Lakers lost to Thief River Falls 13-7, despite hitting three homers in the fifth inning alone, before dropping the third game 12-2 to Bemidji.

Under the very gusty wind conditions and frigid temperatures, there were plenty of long balls hit, as DL’s Kyra Vagle, Emily Seebold and Brooke Olson each hit home runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The inning netted seven runs, but DL still trailed 9-7, as TRF added more cushion with a run in the top of the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Junior Kylee Edwards went 2-2 for the Lakers, while Olson was 2-3.

Sophomore Chaz Butz took the loss, but allowed just four earned runs, after the Lakers had seven errors in the game. Butz also had two walks and allowed 10 hits.

“We needed some more timely hits, but our defense let us down,” Kirchner said.

TRF’s leadoff hitter, Julie Martinson went 2-5 with two doubles and an RBI in the victory.

Bemidji reeled off nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open a close 3-2 game, winning 12-2.

The Lakers had five errors in the inning, but Bemidji’s Jordyn Follis laced a two-run double to help the cause. Pitcher Brianna Neumann also hit a two-run double in the inning, as well.

The Lakers scored both their runs in the fourth, with Seebold leading off with a towering homer and Olson hitting a gap for a one-out double, and later scoring on a Lumberjack error.

Seebold led the DL batting order by going 2-3 with an RBI.

Butz took the loss, while giving up three earned runs, due to nine DL errors.

The Lakers (6-8) will host Staples-Motley Thursday for a 4 p.m. Mid-State doubleheader, which is the home regular season finale.

DL snags Mid-State sweep

The combination of Vagle and Butz posted the team’s first no-hitter of the season in a 10-0 victory over visiting Crosby-Ironton at Snappy Park Tuesday.

The Lakers followed the victory up with a 12-2 five-inning win for the sweep of the Rangers, as well.

“The bats came alive in the first game, while Kyra and Chaz pitched well for their no-hitter,” Kirchner said.

Vagle pitched the first inning, giving up just one walk, while Butz finished the final five innings of no-hit ball, along with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Leadoff hitter Kathryn Kinney went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while No. 9 hitter Carolyn Kinney went 2-3.

Butz kept the Rangers off kilter in game two, allowing just three hits, while the C-I pitcher had 10 walks, as Kathryn Kinney went 2-3 with an RBI and three runs scored.

“The girls were patient at the plate and drew the walks,” Kirchner said. “Overall, our defense was solid in both games.”

Laker results - Crosby-Ironton at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, May 14

Rangers    000 000 0 – 0  0  5

Lakers      101 044 x – 10 10 0

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

K. Kinney          3      2      2      1

K. Vagle            3      2      1      1

E. Seebold       3      1      1      2

L. Burnside       3      0      1      1

H. Ianiro           3      0      1      0

B. Olson           3      0      0      0

S. Larson         3      2      1      0

R. Ianiro           3      2      1      0

C. Kinney         3      1      2      0

Totals               29   10   10   5

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL – Vagle 1-0-0-0-1-1; Butz (WP) 5-0-0-0-0-7. 

Rangers     001 01 – 2 3 3

Lakers       230 61 – 12 5 3 

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

K. Kinney          3      3      2      1

Vagle                1      0      1      0

Larson              0      1      0      0

Burnside          2      1      0      0

K. Edwards       0      1      0      0

Seebold           3      1      0      1

H. Ianiro           2      0      0      0

A. Anderson     1      1      0      0

R. Ianiro           1      1      0      0

E. Schiltz          1      0      0      0

C. Kinney         1      2      0      0

M. Kirchner       2      1      1      0

Totals               19   12   5      3

2B: K. Kinney, Vagle

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL – C. Butz (WP) 5-3-2-0-1-2

Detroit Lakes triangular, Saturday, May 11 - Lakers vs. Thief River Falls

TRF    036 001 3 – 13 13 0

DL     000 07 00 –  7  10 7

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

K. Kinney          2      0      0      0

A. Anderson     2      0      0      1

K. Vagle            3      1      2      1

S. Larson         1      0      0      0

K. Edwards       2      1      2      0

L. Burnside       4      1      1      0

E. Seebold       4      1      1      3

R. Ianiro           4      0      1      0

H. Ianiro           3      1      0      0

B. Olson           3      1      2      0

C. Kinney         3      1      1      0

Totals               31   7     10   5

HR: Vagle, Seebold, Olson 3B: C. Kinney.

Thief River Falls

                        AB    R      H      Bi

J. Martinson     5      3      2      1

H. Kraemer       5      1      2      0

M. Jones          4      0      0      0

T. Miles            3      0      1      0

S. Okeson        4      1      1      0

A. Azure            4      2      2      1

No. 17             4      2      2      3

C. Amundson   4      3      2      0

H. Nelson         4      1      1      1

Totals               37   13   13   6

HR: No. 17 2B: Martinson (2), No. 17, Nelson

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL – C. Butz (LP) 7-13-13-4-2-3

Lakers vs. Bemidji 

Bem   102 000 9 – 12 11 2

DL     000 200 0 –   2   6 9

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

R. Ianiro           3      0      0      0

A. Anderson     1      0      0      0

K. Vagle            2      0      1      0

Burnside          3      0      0      0

Seebold           3      1      2      1

H. Ianiro           4      0      1      0

Olson               2      1      1      0

E. Schiltz          3      0      0      0

Edwards           2      0      0      0

Larson              1      0      0      0

C. Kinney         3      0      1      0

Totals               27   2      6      1

HR: Seebold

Thief River Falls

                        AB    R      H      Bi

J. Yerbich         5      2      1      0

C. Black           5      3      0      0

H. Olson           5      1      1      2

J. Yost              4      1      2      2

J. Follis             4      1      2      2

M. Dahl            4      1      1      0

S. Grimm          4      1      3      2

B. Neumann    3      1      1      2

J. Lusby            4      1      0      0

Totals               38   12   11   10

HR: Olson 2B: Yost, Grimm (2), Neumann

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-k): DL – C. Butz (LP) 7-11-12-3-1-3…Bem – Neumann (WP) 7-6-2-2-5-4

(Follow Brian Wierima on Twitter at DLSportsGuy.)

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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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