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Seventh-inning rally sparks Angels past Pirates

Jackson Nelson and the Detroit Lakes Angels held Perham to two early runs and scored nine times late in the game to seal a Hi-10 League victory Wednesday night at Washington Park. File Photo/Robert Williams

The Detroit Lakes Angels batted around in a nine-run seventh inning to erase a two-run deficit and defeat the Perham Pirates 9-2 at Washington Park Wednesday night in Hi-10 League amateur baseball.

Kyle Singer scored twice in the seventh frame and the Pirates committed four errors to help the cause of the home team.

Nathan Currier gave the Pirates a one-run lead after leading off the third inning with a base hit and scoring on a Chris Ruther double.

Mason Malikowski led off the top of the sixth with a base hit and scored for Perham’s 2-0 lead.

Singer and Adam Geiger reached scoring positions in the second inning, but the Pirates retired the bottom three batters in the DL order to escape the lone Angels’ threat in the first six innings of play.

Singer led off the bottom of the sixth as the first of 14 DL batters to come to the plate.

The Angels got runs from Geiger, Andrew Dahl, Lane Ulmer, Josh Bollig, Connor Johnson, Connor McLeod, and Kirk Mcleod to complement the two from Singer.

Scott Schroeder pitched seven innings allowing two runs on five hits. He fanned two and walked one. Jackson Nelson cleaned up the final two innings on the hill allowing three hits with one strikeout.

Ruther took the loss for Perham allowing six runs, none of them earned in 6.1 innings.

Singer was deuces wild at the plate going 2-2,  with a single, double, two walks, and a pair of runs.

The Angels improve to 5-4 in Hi-10 play. Perham falls to 2-6.

Detroit Lakes is scheduled to face the Bertha Blazers in a rematch of last season’s Region 14C semifinal. That game is slated for Saturday, July 22 at Washington Park. First pitch is at 7:30 p.m.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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