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DL gains solid pitching in 4th of July win over Frazee

Reed Oistad hauls in a Frazee pop fly Sunday. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

The battle for the Hi-10 League title is heating up, as the Detroit Lakes Angels are right in the thick of things.

The Angels are currently leading the way with a 9-4 record, with three teams -- Wadena-Deer Creek, Bertha and Bluffton -- within one game.

The annual Fourth of July game helped DL's cause, as the Angels pitched by the visiting Frazee Flames 6-2 at the DL High School field, due to Washington Ballpark being flooded from the previous night's downpour.

Brandon Johnson led the way with six innings of work for the Angels, allowing two runs, while Matt Huberty came in for the save and hurled three scoreless innings.

"They both looked good and threw strikes," said DL co-manager Mark Jorgenson.

The Angels had a three-run fourth, then added runs in each of the fifth, seventh and eighth innings.

DL finished with eight hits and was led by Phil Doll's 2-4 night, with an RBI.

Phil Kirchner and Huberty also had RBI hits, while Oistad added a double.

Frazee was plagued by four errors, while DL posted two boots.

The Angels will host Wadena-Deer Creek Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. start at Washington Ballpark, in an important tilt to help decide the Hi-10 standings.

"W-DC has had our number the last few years, although we got one from them a couple weeks ago," Jorgenson said. "It's going to be a battle until the last game."

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.