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Long roads lead to big victories for Angels

The Detroit Lakes Angels were a bit road weary Sunday as the team played two games in two cities 40 miles apart.

The inconvenience of traveling didn't matter for the Angels as they took the games against the Pelican Rapids Lakers and the New York Mills Millers.

Detroit Lakes beat the Lakers 13-7 in the first game and blasted the Millers 21-5 in the night game.

The Angels and Lakers battled back-and-forth for most of the game until Detroit Lakes pulled away in the seventh.

Phil Doll started the rally after the Angels (5-2) were down 7-6 in the top of the seventh when he hit a solo home run to left. Doug Dickey brought in the second run after reaching on a walk and coming on off of Jake Kiebke's triple.

Kiebke scored on a groundout. The rally finished as Chris Gilson singled, stole second and then advanced to home off of two consecutive wild pitches.

The Angels added three runs in the eighth.

Bryan Buhr picked up the win after pitching six innings. He gave up seven runs, of which one was earned.

Taylor Fuhs led Detroit Lakes with a 2-for-4 day with three RBI. Doll was 2-for-5 with two RBI and Kiebke went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Defensively, Gilson added to his team-leading outfield assist total by throwing out a Laker runner at the plate to give him four outfield assists on the season.

It wasn't pretty defensively for either team as they combined for 17 errors, with the Angels committing nine miscues.

The nightcap was over pretty quickly, as Detroit Lakes scored 11 runs in the second to take a 11-2 lead. All totaled, 13 Angels had hits.

Jon Tolbert took the win and pitched five innings.

Detroit Lakes is back home today as it takes on the Midway Snurdbirds at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Ballpark.

The Angels head to St. Cloud this weekend for the St. Cloud Tournament.

Angels results

Detroit Lakes at Pelican Rapids, Sunday, May 31.

Angels 000 411 420 - 13 11 9

Lakers 200 023 000 - 7 11 8

Detroit Lakes at New York Mills, Sunday, May 31.

Angels 1 11 2 201 4 - 21 20 2

Millers 2 0 1 011 0 -  5 7 2