Detroit Lakes softball, baseball suffer section sweeps

Laker softball falls at home to Sartell-St. Stephen and Little Falls. DL baseball drops two at ROCORI and Sartell.

The Laker softball and baseball teams had a tough end to last week dropping a combined four section games Friday, April 23. Robert Williams / Tribune

The Detroit Lakes baseball and softball teams were swept in Section 8AAA series Friday, April 23.

Laker softball dropped to 0-4 on the season after a 17-0 loss to Sartell-St. Stephen and a 13-1 loss to Little Falls at Snappy Park.

Senior Sydney Haus scored the lone Laker run on a two-out, line drive home run over the right field fence in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Flyers.

A doubleheader at Perham (0-1), scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, was postponed.

DL is off until a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Staples-Motley (0-6) Tuesday, May 4.


The baseball team traveled to ROCORI and Sartell-St. Stephen. The Lakers lost 10-4 to the Spartans and 11-0 to the Sabres, respectively.

Detroit Lakes is 2-2 on the season.

The Lakers scored three runs in the first inning and one in the top of the second to trail 5-4 against ROCORI early. The Spartans held the Lakers off the scoreboard the remainder of the game adding five runs in the sixth and seventh innings to blow open a close game.

Jordan Tucker and Blaine Henderson had two hits each for DL.

Zack Oistad took the loss pitching 4.1 innings, allowing eight runs, two earned. He fanned four and walked two.

A Jacob Thomas fifth-inning base hit denied Sabres’ starter Tyler Phelps-Hemmesch a no-hitter in the nightcap at Sartell.

The Sabres pounded out 10 hits and got to DL starter Jordan Tucker early scoring seven runs, five earned, in the first two innings.

The Lakers play a Mid-State doubleheader at Park Rapids (1-2) Tuesday, April 27.


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Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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