Lakers net first victory
Gifts gladly accepted. The Detroit Lakes baseball team scored four unearned runs against neighbor Frazee Friday -- while the Hornets notched three, also unearned -- propelling the Lakers to a 4-3 victory over the Hornets on the DLHS Field. Frazee...
Gifts gladly accepted.
The Detroit Lakes baseball team scored four unearned runs against neighbor Frazee Friday -- while the Hornets notched three, also unearned -- propelling the Lakers to a 4-3 victory over the Hornets on the DLHS Field.
Frazee was plagued by four errors, allowing DL to erase a 2-0 first inning deficit with two runs in the fourth, then add two more unearned tallies in the bottom of the sixth for the eventual win.
Junior Joe Schiller paced the Lakers from the hill, tossing a three-hitter, while walking just one to earn DL's first win of the season to go 1-1.
The Lakers were also hit by the error-bug, registering two, to give Frazee three unearned runs as well.
"When we made an error, they scored on it," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. "Joe (Schiller) did a great job pitching. He had three pitches working well, it was just early on, I was calling all the pitches and was seeing what was working for him. That early-inning trouble was my fault."
Most of Frazee's damage came in the first inning, when Kerry Lockrem struck a double after lead-off man Ben Anderson drew a walk.
An error led to two runs crossing the plate. The Hornets (0-1) would take a 3-2 lead in the fifth, after pitcher Dylan Savary drew a lead-off walk and later scored to put the visitors ahead.
The Lakers (1-1) would take advantage of a Frazee error in the sixth to record the two final runs of the contest, as Alex Provo and Jack Kippen scored the eventual tying and go-ahead runs.
DL tied the game after Schiller led off with a single in the fourth and a Zach Fulmer hit led to an error that allowed the Laker pitcher to score. Fulmer then scored on a sacrifice by Jared Buschette.
No Laker had more than one hit, as Kippen and Buschette recorded the only RBIs of the game.
"We put the ball in play and didn't strike out," Fuhs said. "We are at that 'still trying to find our starting lineup' stage. It will take a few games to figure out who will be our consistent players.
"But getting that first win is good for the kids, because they have over 10 days off before their next game."
The Lakers will open the Mid-State Conference schedule at Crosby-Ironton Tuesday, April 18. DL will then host Moorhead, Thursday, April 20.
Frazee at Detroit Lakes, Friday, April 7.
Hornets 200 010 0 - 3 3 4
Lakers 000 202 x - 4 4 2
AB R H Bi
K. Danner 3 0 0 0
J. Kiebke 3 0 0 0
J. Schiller 3 1 1 0
Z. Fulmer 3 1 1 0
A. Provo 3 1 0 0
J. Kippen 3 1 1 1
M. Huberty 1 0 0 0
J. Buschette 1 0 0 1
Bormann 3 0 1 0
M. Mooney 3 0 0 0
Totals 26 4 4 2
AB R H Bi
Anderson 3 1 0 0
Lockrem 4 1 2 0
Dahlgren 2 0 1 0
Hoskins 2 0 0 0
Sailer 2 0 0 0
Buhr 3 0 0 0
Hanson 3 0 0 0
Savary 2 1 0 0
Oelfke 3 0 1 0
Totals 24 3 4 0
Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO): DL - Schiller (WP, 1-0) 7-3-3-1-5-9...Fraz: Savary (LP, 0-1) 6-4-4-0-1-1.