The Detroit Lakes softball team split four high scoring games over the weekend.

Friday, the Lakers opened with a Section 8AAA double dip with 12-1 blowout of Little Falls only to see the tables turned against Sartell-St. Stephen in a 14-1 defeat.

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Saturday, DL faced Moorhead in a doubleheader winning the first game 10-9 and dropping the nightcap 17-14.

Madilyn Kirchner improved to 4-0 in the circle recording both pitching victories.

She fanned eight and allowed only two hits against Little Falls.   

Sara Freeman recorded her first career home run; Laura Prussia continued to swing a hot bat getting three hits, including a three-run home run. Autumn Kulik also was 2-4.

Sartell-St. Stephen took a 3-0 lead early in game two and never relinquished it. The Lakers cut the lead to 3-1 after four innings of play but the Laker defense fell apart and the Sabres exploded for 11 runs.

Matteya Borah and Rhiannon Triggs each collected two hits for the Lakers.

Matteya Borah
Matteya Borah

Mercedez Bellanger took the loss giving up six earned runs.

The Sabres knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs last season in the elimination bracket rebounding from a 3-2 second round playoff loss to DL at home.

The Lakers scored early Saturday against the Spuds putting up an eight-run first inning.

Borah started off the game with a double and Taylor Prussia, Dakota Moran, Bellanger and Kulik all had hits during the rally. Borah belted a three-run home run as the Lakers batted around.

Moorhead scored six runs of Kirchner in the third. Moorhead catcher Thea Bradsteen launched a three-run home run, one of her four dingers on the day between the two games.  

The Spuds added three more runs to come all the way back and take a 9-8 lead into the sixth.

Laura Prussia tied the game in the home half scoring Borah on a single.

Kirchner stranded a potential game-winning run on third base tin the seventh and the Lakers rallied for victory in their last at-bats.

Moran led off with a walk allowing Triggs to enter as a courtesy runner. She advanced a base on a  passed ball and scored on a Laken Weaver bunt down the third base line confusing Moorhead third baseman allowing Triggs to score all the way from  second for the walk-off win.

Taylor Prussia had three hits for the Lakers.Kirchner struck out 10 and allowed seven earned runs.  

The Lakers got off to a good start taking a 10-3 lead after two innings in the night camp, but the Spuds used the long ball to earn the split hitting five home runs in the game.

The teams played to a 10-all tie in the third inning and the Lakers scored three times to take a 13-11 lead but the Spuds took advantage of DL errors and added another Moorhead homer to score six. The Lakers rallied in the bottom of the seventh for one run but lost 17-14.  

Laura and Taylor Prussia had three hits each. Kulik had a pair of hits. The Lakers committed six errors in the game.

Bellanger (2-2) was tagged with the loss giving up nine earned runs.  

Detroit Lakes takes a 6-2 record into a home Mid-State Conference doubleheader with Crosby-Ironton Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. at Snappy Park.