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    SportsMaple Lake Messenger Page 8

    August 28, 2013

    Lakerscontinued from page 1

    Out & Aboutut & About

    Out & About

    Mitch Wurm was impressive

    on the mound against the Clip-pers. In seven and one-third in-

    nings, he held Watkins to two

    runs on four hits and a walk with

    seven strikeouts. With one out in

    the eighth, Jeremy Schmidt re-

    placed the tiring young right-han-

    der and held the Clippers to one

    base runner, on an error, to finish

    the game.

    Laker batting was on track as

    well. With 11 hits and few free

    passes, the Lakers looked like the

    team that earned themselves the

    North Star League champi-onship. The team had a three-run

    second inning when nine men

    came to the plate and a three-run

    sixth inning with eight batters ap-

    pearing.

    As is true with many teams,

    the Lakers thrive on getting the

    lead in a game. In the first inning,

    Graham Brown led off with a

    looper over the Watkins second

    baseman and stole second. Chad

    Raiche reached first base on an

    error, sending Brown to third. He

    then scored on Dusty Deckersinfield ground-out.

    In the second inning, with the

    score 1-0, Brian Redemske

    walked and Luke Fobbe singled

    to right field. Brown lined to right

    field to drive in Redemske. Tim

    Queck reached base on a bunt hit.

    As Brown and Queck went into

    motion for a double steal attempt,

    the Watkins catcher overthrew

    third and Brown scored. Raiche

    drove in Fobbe with a sacrifice

    fly to left field.

    In the sixth inning, with the

    score 5-2, eight batters came to

    the plate and accounted for three

    more runs. Decker drove in

    Brown for one run, but the big

    blow was Wurms two-run base

    hit to right field with bases

    loaded.

    Playing third base, Browns

    bat was on fire. The speedster

    was 4-4 with four runs scored

    and two RBI to lead Laker hit-

    ting. He led off the fourth inning

    with a rare triple and scored when

    Raiche grounded out for an RBI.

    Raiche, Dusty Decker and Wurm

    each had two RBI. Fobbe had

    three hits for the night.

    The Lakers scored their first

    four runs off starter Matt Geis-

    linger and continued the carnage

    with five runs off reliever Jeremy

    Hindirks, a draftee from Sacred

    Heart. Manager Bruce Geis-

    linger, the starters father, pitched

    the ninth for Watkins.

    LAKERS AB R H RBI

    G. Brown 4 4 4 2

    T. Queck 5 1 2 0

    C. Raiche 4 1 0 2

    D. Decker 4 0 1 2

    M. Wurm 3 0 1 2

    N. Johnson 5 0 0 0

    M. Bergstrom 5 0 0 0

    B. Redemske 3 1 0 0

    C. Decker 1 0 0 0

    L. Fobbe 4 2 3 0

    S. Marsnik 1 0 0 0

    TOTALS 39 9 11 8

    Lakers 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 9 R,

    11 H, 2 E

    Clippers 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 R,

    4 H, 2 ELakers: Mitch Wurm (W), Je-

    remy Schmidt (8), and Matt

    Bergstrom

    Clippers: Matt Geislinger (L), Je-

    remy Hindirks (2), Bruce Geis-

    linger (9), and Brenden Ashton

    Tournament Notes: Gary

    Porter, new inductee into the

    State Amateur Baseball Hall of

    Fame, threw out the first pitch

    before the Lakers-Watkins game

    in honor of Annandales Brian

    Hedman, a No. 1 Lakers fan, who

    is undergoing a long recovery

    from an illness.

    Laker tournament chairs are

    receiving lots of compliments

    about the stadium renovations

    and especially about the great

    condition of the infield playing

    surface.

    Mike Adelman, 43-year-old

    draftee from Clinton, threw a no-

    hitter, the 20th in tournament his-

    tory, to defeat Lamberton 2-0 in

    a game at Delano.

    Howard Lake nipped Clear

    Lake 3-2 on Friday night at Irish

    Stadium to advance to the next

    round, when they will face Green

    Isle in Maple Lake at 1:30 p.m.

    Saturday. Jordan Danielson, a

    draftee from the DC Saints, was

    the winning pitcher for the Or-

    phans. Laker fans remember

    Danielson for helping Maple

    Lake win the championship in

    2012.

    In the Class B tournament, St.

    Michael lost to Savage 2-1 and

    10-2 to Austin to end their tour-

    nament run. Austin hit four homeruns in the game.

    Brian Beuning, of Luverne,

    and Tony Kley, of Winsted, each

    turned in 17-strikeout games.

    For interesting insights into

    the tournament, from the state

    website check out CJs Blog (not

    CJ from the Star Tribune). His

    description of the crowd at the

    Maple Lake-Watkins game is

    worth reading.

    Friday nights attendance

    Maple Lake-1,003; Delano-554,

    for a total of 1,557.

    Attendance on Saturday at

    Maple Lake was 882, Delano at-

    tendance was 908 and Howard

    Lake (Class B) attendance was

    454 for the days total of 2,244.

    The Lakers celebrate their 9-2 win over the Watkins Clippers Saturday night. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)

    Mitch Wurm threw seven strikeouts and held the Watkins Clippers to two runs on four

    hits and a walk through seven innings of pitching to get the win.

    Graham Brown slides home to score one of his four runs

    on four hits, as he led the Lakers in both categories.

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