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Lack of offense sinks Angels in 7-2 loss to Perham

Shortstop Connor McLeod makes a put-out throw to first base during the game. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

The Detroit Lakes Angels got off to a fast start against the Perham Pirates Sunday at Washington Ballpark, jumping out to a 2-1 lead after the first inning, but were unable to sustain the momentum.

They kept things close through much of the game, however, as Perham held a slim 3-2 lead going into the ninth — when the Pirates managed to hit up the Angels for five more runs and a 7-2 victory.

“We didn’t hit the ball well, and our defense was poor,” said Angels co-manager Phil Kirchner. “We only had three hits, and we had seven errors. When you have more errors than hits, you don’t usually win the game.”

One highlight of the night was the pitching of Brock Johnson.

“Brock pitched a complete game,” Kirchner said. “We’ve just got to get more runs for him.”

The loss brings the team’s season record to 11-6. Next up for the Angels is a July 4 doubleheader against the Frazee Flames at home in Washington Ballpark, starting at 6 p.m.

“The first game is a makeup game,” Kirchner said, referring to a June 15 game against the Flames that was rained out. “We hope to rebound and play a little better,” he added.

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Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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