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Amateur Baseball: Ada hands The Club first home loss

The Detroit Lakes Baseball Club lost its first home game 11-1 in eight innings to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark on June 27. The Club hitters managed four hits against the A's pitchers while striking out 13 times.

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Detroit Lakes Baseball Club shortstop Blaine Henderson singles to left during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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DETROIT LAKES — The Detroit Lakes Baseball Club lost to the Ada A's 11-1 in a mercy-ruled eight inning game.

Monday's game was the first home loss for The Club, whose hitters managed only one run on four hits against the Ada's pitching staff.

"In the simplest of terms, in terms of baseball, this is a game where you just gotta have a short-term memory," said Brandon Johnson, player-manager for The Club. "If we sit and focus on (the mistakes), that's going to do us no good ... if the guys focus on their mistakes, or mistakes that were made by others, it does no good for anyone. We're not that type of group."

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Detroit Lakes Baseball Club third baseman Tristen Wimmer advances to third base on a Justin Hoskins single during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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Detroit Lakes Baseball Club second baseman Casey Ness catches a fly ball during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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Former Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawk left-handed pitcher Ethan Opsahl earned the win after throwing five scoreless innings for the A's. He struck out nine batters. He also homered and doubled at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Detroit Lakes Baseball Club starting pitcher Justin Hoskins was tagged for six earned runs on five hits while striking out one in five innings of work. Trevor Tappe relieved Hoskins in the sixth inning and gave up four earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in the last three frames of the game.

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Detroit Lakes Baseball Club starting pitcher Justin Hoskins throws a pitch during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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"I couldn't find the zone ... it was disappointed because sometimes you feel like you let the team down when you don't do your job," said Hoskins. "It felt like I had to throw it over the middle of the plate to get a strike, and, if you throw it over the middle of the plate, you definitely get rocked."

Tappe said Monday's game was the first he's pitched since last August and admitted he needed to work on his stamina before his next outing. Adding, leg strength is important to building stamina.

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Detroit Lakes Baseball Club pitcher Trevor Tappe throws a pitch during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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"My slider was good, the fastball was decent and my curveball got hit over the fence," Tappe said.

Offensively, Tappe, Hoskins and Blaine Henderson all managed singles, while Casey Ness tallied a double in the fifth inning—The Club's only extra base hit during the game.

Johnson said, for the next series of games, he hopes his players will "not try to do too much and just go play baseball."

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Matt Borah, sales manager at Nereson Automotive, throws out the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Noah Borah, during The Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
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Matt Borah, left, sales manager at Nereson Automotive, smiles next to his son Noah Borah after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch beforeThe Club's 11-1 loss to the Ada A's at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes on June 27, 2022.
Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune

Detroit Lakes' next games are an away-home doubleheader on Sunday, July 10 during the first weekend of the Northwest Water Carnival in Detroit Lakes. Its first game will be against the Hawley Hawks, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. in Hawley. Later that day, The Club will take on the Dilworth Raildogs at Washington Ballpark in Detroit Lakes with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Box score of Detroit Lakes Baseball Club v. Ada A's on June 27, 2022.
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