DL News Staff
Six games in five days looks as if it's taken a toll on the Detroit Lakes summer softball team, as the Lakers have strayed off course in the midst of a six-game losing streak. Tuesday's home game against Ada-Borup was proof of a heavy schedule over the course of the last five days, as DL was swept by the visitors by the scores of 3-1 and 15-9 to drop the team to 5-7 overall. "There just wasn't any energy (Tuesday)," said DL head coach Noah Johnson. "It looked as if we were sleeping out there.
As the Detroit Lakes American Legion Post 15 pitchers found out this past weekend, wood bats are easier to contend with. The Abderdeen (S.D.) Legion baseball tournament sported a wood bat-only format, with the DL hurlers eating up innings left and right. In the five games Post 15 played, four of its pitchers went complete games, while in the last game of the tourney for DL, the team ended up using only two. In the 32 innings pitched, the Lakers gave up just six runs, while the defense made just three errors.
Errors put a crimp in the Dent Wildcats' plans Sunday, with a 9-5 loss in Deer Creek in league play. Despite Dent getting on top early, the Shockers came back via a barrage of Dent errors to win. Dent started the game off by scoring three runs in the top of the first innings. Andy Marthaler walked, Brock Collins singled and after a Jeff Ronning sac bunt, Jason Hofmann doubled in two runs. Hofmann later scored on an error by the Shocker third baseman. Wadena-Deer Creek tightened the game in the second inning, scoring two runs on a hit and three errors to make the score 3-2.
There's a new course record at the Wildflower Golf Course. Monday, during the 103rd Minnesota Golf Association sectional qualifying round, Lee Cavanagh of Perham shot a new Wildflower Golf Course record, with a seven-under par 65. His round consisted of seven birdies and 11 pars. "A bogey-free round at Wildflower golf course is remarkable ball striking throughout an entire round," said Bill Hensel, PGA Head Professional at Wildflower. A par-saving 20-foot putt on the 17th hole topped off Cavanagh's spectacular round, which included only 24 putts.
The Perham Pirates increased their lead over the Hi-10 pack with an unscathed mark, taking three league wins this past weekend. The streak started with an 11-2 win over New York Mills Friday, followed by a 7-2 triumph over Vergas Saturday and a 7-6 victory over Fergus Falls Sunday. The Pirates jumped on top in the third frame against NYM, with five runs including RBI singles by Shawn Ohman, Matt Richter and Jeremy Morgenroth, to go along with a bases-loaded walk to Peyton Burkman.
All the stars will align on Friday night in Dent at Jake Wolford Baseball Field, as the Countryside/Hi-10 Amateur Baseball teams match up against the Lake & Pine North and South Leagues for bragging rights in the 2006 All-Star Game. The festivities will begin with a Home Run Derby set for 7 p.m. Each team will send one representative to vie for the title of Home Run Champion. The winner will receive a handcrafted, trophy baseball bat designed by G-Bats of Vergas. The "Big Show" will begin following the home run derby.
Detroit Lakes' Mike Brodsho and Danelle Olson each made it through the Minnesota Westfield Junior PGA Championship qualifier Thursday at Wildflower Golf Course. Brodsho qualified in the age 16-18 boys' division by finishing second with a one-over par 73, behind Perham's Taylor Cavanagh, who shot an even 72. Bryant Black of Alexandria also qualified by shooting a three-over 75 in the age group. Other DL players included Ben Bergquist (sixth, 79), Ryan Kuehne (ninth, 80) and Josh Herzog (10th, 82). Olson also finished in second place in the girls 16-18 year old division.
The 33rd Pizza Masterz Golf Tournament was played June 16-18, under perfect conditions, with a field of 27 teams competing for a place on the wall of champions. The tourney was kicked off by the putting tourney, with the father and son team of Pat and Mike Kenney tying for first with a three-under par. Saturday saw 10 teams within four shots of the leaders Jason Blake, Doc Mickelson, Gary Kaiser, Sr. and Jon Marr, who were 11-under par and the leaders by one shot.
The Cormorant Area Art Club will hold its 9th Annual Art Show & Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event will be held at the Cormorant Community Center, located in Cormorant Village, 13 miles south of Lake Park and 1.5 miles north of Zorbaz on Pelican Lake. Twenty-five artists will display a wide variety of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, prints, cards and art gift items. Last year over 500 people attended this popular event.